88 Year Old Clint Eastwood Gets Mixed Up in the Pecan Smuggling Trade in Debut Trailer for ‘The Mule’ (VIDEO)

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brian-mcgee - October 4, 2018


Every few years, Clint Eastwood drops a bomb into the middle of the Oscar race by releasing a new film late in the year. He did in in 2004 with Million Dollar Baby, again in 2008 with Get Off My Lawn the Movie, aka Gran Torino, and four years ago, he shocked everyone with the biggest hit of his career in American Sniper.

Now Eastwood is teaming up with Gran Torino scribe Nick Schenk for The Mule, a film where he gets mixed up in drug smuggling and even flirts with the illegal pecan smuggling trade. These are dark times and a man's got to look out for his family, which is likely why the octogenarian is tap dancing on the law.

Eastwood's new best bud Bradley Cooper is on hand as well, along with a fairly stacked supporting cast that includes Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Andy Garcia, and Oscar winner Dianne Wiest. This looks to be Eastwood's show, however, and no matter how much we write him off as being too old to make movies anymore, he's definitely not showing any signs of slowing down. Hell, it's already been a decade since he played an ornery old cuss at the end of his life in Gran Torino. What's he got on tap for 2028?

The Mule opens on December 14 opposite Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Mortal Engines.

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