The ever-busy Clint Eastwood has set his sights on his next directorial project. The iconic filmmaker will direct and star in Cry Macho for his home studio, Warner Bros.
The 90 year-old is currently scouting locations and while the film hasn’t been given the greenlight, expect it to arrive in time for next year’s awards season. This might just be the movie to snag Eastwood an acting Oscar.
Here’s the synopsis from Deadline:
Based on the book (by Richard Nash), the film will star Eastwood as a onetime rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who, in 1978, takes a job from an ex-boss to bring the man’s young son home and away from his alcoholic mom. Crossing rural Mexico on their back way to Texas, the unlikely pair faces an unexpectedly challenging journey, during which the world-weary horseman may find his own sense of redemption through teaching the boy what it means to be a good man.
Clint Eastwood’s last movie as an actor was 2018’s The Mule – which grossed $103 million at the US box office and $174.8 million globally.
The Lincoln Lawyer director Brad Furman was going to direct a version of Cry Macho back in 2011 with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead role. It never came to fruition.