Clint Eastwood never stops and won’t stop thank goodness.
The 90 year old legendary actor and director has picked his next film. He’ll star in “Cry Macho” and direct it, too.
Producers are Al Ruddy, of “The Godfather” fame, with Jessica Meier, along with Tim Moore and Eastwood at their famed indie label, Malpaso.
Clint’s last movie he starred in was the excellent, “The Mule,” in 2018. Last year he directed “Richard Jewell,” which should have been a bigger hit but Warner’s dropped the ball. Too bad.
In this one, Eastwood will star 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.”
Nick Schenck, who worked “Gran Torino” into a real gem, is buffing up the screenplay left behind by N. Richard Nash, author of the novel, “Cry Macho,” who died in 2000. Nash also wrote the famous play, “The Rainmaker,” which became a hit 1956 movie with Burt Lancaster and Katharine Hepburn. I’d love to know if Clint just had the paperback lying around since 1975, or the Nash estate pursued a sale.