All hail the 88 year-old Clint Eastwood and his never-say-die work ethic. Clint has been directing and starring in The Mule since June 4th, shooting in various Georgia locations. The shoot will move later this month to Las Cruces, New Mexico, the town where Walter Matthau and two cohorts robbed a small bank in Charley Varrick some 45 years ago.
Eastwood costars with Bradley Cooper, Michael Pena, Laurence Fishburne, Dianne Wiest.
Pic is based on Sam Dolnick‘s June 2014 N.Y. Times Magazine piece, “The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year-Old Drug Mule.” The screenplay is by Nick Schenk (Gran Torino). IMDB logline: “A 90-year-old horticulturist and WWII veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel. Here’s some coverage from August’s WRDW.com.