Trailer for Clint Eastwood's 'The Mule,' His First Leading Role Since 2008's 'Gran Torino'

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You can add another noteworthy film to your must-see holiday basket. None other than Clint Eastwood will be releasing a film this coming December. The 88-year-old will direct and star in "The Mule," which is based on the true story of Leo Sharp, a WWII veteran in his 80s, who volunteered to lend his services as a drug mule. Eastwood will play the titular mule.

Based on the just-released trailer, we might have a potentially great film in our hands. If you remember, Eastwood had stated in 2008 that "Gran Torino" would be his last performance and that he'd be retiring from acting after that role. His casting in "The Mule" is a surprising turn of events as the legendary star is the central lead in the film. He seems to be in great shape for an 88-year-old geezer. 

The film is set to be released on December 14th and co-stars Bradley Cooper, Michael Pena, Laurence Fishburne and Dianne Wiest.



I wrote earlier this week:

"Sully," which was released just two years ago, was quite good. The guy is 88, what more can we expect from him? He's already given us more than a dozen indisputably great films over his lengthy, illustrious career."