After more than 66 years in the business, one of the most well-known actors in cinematic history, Clint Eastwood, continues to add to his legacy. Up next, as first reported by Deadline, the Richard Jewell director will star in and helm a new film titled Cry Macho in the works at Warner Bros.
Based on the 1975 novel written by N. Richard Nash, Cry Macho will focus on a retired Texas rodeo star and failed horse breeder, played by Eastwood. In 1978, he is hired by a former employer to go seek out his child and bring him home and away from an alcoholic and abusive mother. As they venture throughout rural Mexico, the duo is faced with unexpected challenges as they attempt to navigate their own morality and life choices and teach the child how to grow to be a good man.
Eastwood will direct and executive produce the series as well. Additionally, Al Ruddy (The Godfather) and Jessica Meier (American Sniper) are on-board to produce alongside Eastwood’s longtime collaborator Tim Moore. At this time, the film does not hold a release or production start date. However, per the initial report, sources close to the project think it could possibly be in theaters by next Christmas.
Throughout his incredibly long-lasting career, Eastwood continuously finds ways to remain relevant and active in mainstream Hollywood. After achieving great success in Western dramas, the actor transitioned to a career behind the lens and touts victories for Best Director and Best Picture for his films Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby. The filmmaker balances his roles on and off-screen often by pulling double duty in Gran Torino and The Mule. Overall, his films have grossed a total of more than $1.81 billion domestically.
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