Clint Eastwood, Cry Macho

If you thought that COVID-19 would slow down Clint Eastwood, you’d be wrong. Deadline has reported that Eastwood is slated to direct and star in an adaptation of N. Richard Nash’s “Cry Macho” for Warner Bros.

Sources told Deadline that Warner Bros. hasn’t officially greenlit the film, but that Clint Eastwood has already begun location scouting. CRY MACHO will find Eastwood playing a “one-time rodeo star and washed up horse breeder who, in 1978, takes a job from an ex-boss to bring the man’s young son home and away from his alcoholic mom. Crossing rural Mexico on their back way to Texas, the unlikely pair faces an unexpectedly challenging journey, during which the world-weary horseman may find his own sense of redemption through teaching the boy what it means to be a good man.” Certainly sounds like something in Eastwood’s wheelhouse; prepare yourself for a lot of squinty grunting. N. Richard Nash will be adapting his own novel along with Nick Schenk.

Clint Eastwood‘s last film was RICHARD JEWELL, which told the story of security guard Richard Jewell’s (Paul Walter Hauser) discovery of a bomb during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Initially hailed as a hero, Jewell found himself wrongly accused of having placed the bomb himself. Eastwood’s last starring performance was in THE MULE (he also directed), which told the story of Leo Sharp, a World War II veteran who became a drug courier for the Sinaloa Cartel in his 80s.

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