Clint Eastwood is the amiable elderly gentleman running drugs for the cartel; Bradley Cooper the DEA agent tracking down the drug ring’s most competent courier.
Having wowed the Oscars Academy and generated a $550m USD box-office with “American Sniper,” Bradley Cooper and Clint Eastwood are teaming up again for true-life crime drama “The Mule.”
[The Mule | Official Trailer: youtu.be/Ie8V1gNZU_A]
This time it’s Eastwood in front of the camera in a starring role, as well as maintaining his position in the director’s chair, while Cooper plays support along with Taissa Farmiga (“American Horror Story”), Michael Peña (who was with Cooper in “American Hustle”), Laurence Fishburne (“John Wick 2”) and more.
The film is based on the true story of Leo Sharp (a character called Earl Stone in “The Mule”).
Sharp was a World War II vet and Bronze Star recipient who, as his once world-famous flower-growing farm faced foreclosure, was put in touch with the Sinaloa Cartel, for whom he ended up transporting cocaine on legendarily long haul routes.
A December 14 release has been announced for US theaters.