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 an older gentleman who volunteered to lend his services as a drug mule. Eastwood will play the titular mule in the film, which is set to be released onDecember 14th. The film costars Bradley Cooper, Michael Pena, Laurence Fishburne and Dianne Wiest.
That's fantastic news. I thought "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.
Eastwood released "The 15:17 to Paris" earlier this year to mostly muted critical response but the Variety article, which announced the release date, as per their writer Brent Lang, states that The Mule “is seen as more of a commercial effort” but is “not expected to be a major Oscar contender.”