Bradley Cooper joins Clint Eastwood in The Mule
Variety reports that Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (American Sniper, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) may be reuniting with Oscar winner Clint Eastwood (Letters from Iwo Jima, Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River) on The Mule, the drama Eastwood is directing and will also star in.
In The Mule, Clint Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does well—so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn’t the only one keeping tabs on Earl; the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it’s uncertain if he’ll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel’s enforcers, catch up to him.
Cooper will be playing the DEA agent. This movie would mark Eastwood’s first acting role since 2012’s Trouble with the Curve.
Warner Bros. and Imperative Entertainment are co-producing the film, with Eastwood set to produce via his Malpaso banner along with Imperative’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas. The Mule would serve as a reunion for Cooper and Eastwood, who worked together on American Sniper.
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