Monday, June 17, 2024

Clint Eastwood, 88, Is Coming for More Oscars Directing, Starring in “The Mule” (Watch Trailer)


The irony of Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule” is that it co-star Bradley Cooper, who will also be up for acting, directing, and writing nominations with “A Star is Born.” But Clint, who is 88, looks like he’s going to get two of those nods and maybe win by the looks of the trailer for his new movie, “The Mule.” (Nick Schenk wrote “The Mule,” and it looks like it has the feel of his other Eastwood classic, “Gran Torino.”) He plays a drug courier, unwitting at first then forced into it.

This will present Warner Bros. with some serious issues– promote their elder statesman or their new young hot shot? The studio will say Everyone should have these problems. But just Fox Searchlight after last year when “Three Billboards” was up against “The Shape of Water.” Someone is going to be unhappy.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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