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Clint Eastwood Returns To The Screen In First Trailer For Drug-Running Drama THE MULE

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Eastwood directs himself for the first time since Gran Torino.

Turning 88 hasn't stopped Clint Eastwood from continuing to be one of the most prolific filmmakers working today, averaging a movie a year in recent times. Eastwood hasn't directed himself since 2009's Gran Torino but he returns to the screen to play the lead role in his latest film, The Mule.

Eastwood reteams with Gran Torino screenwriter Nick Schenk to tell the story of an American octogenarian (Eastwood) who becomes an unlikely drug mule for a Mexican cartel. The film also stars Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Dianne Wiest, Taissa Farmiga and Andy Garcia.

The Mule doesn't have a UK/ROI release date yet but you can check out the first trailer below.

The official synopsis reads:

Clint Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive.  Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel.  He does well—so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler.  But he isn’t the only one keeping tabs on Earl; the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates.  And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it’s uncertain if he’ll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel’s enforcers, catch up to him.