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Bradley Cooper and Clint Eastwood May Be Teaming Up Again For The Mule

Bradley Cooper and Clint Eastwood may be reuniting for the upcoming film project The Mule. The two previously worked together on the fantastic film American Sniper.

Eastwood is set to star in and direct the film and its said that this could very well be the last film that he ever stars in. The last movie that Eastwood appeared in was the 2012 baseball drama Trouble With the Curve alongside Amy Adams.

The Mule will tell the true story of Leo Sharp, who was a 90-year-old drug smuggler. Eastwood will be playing the film version of Sharp in the film. The movie is based on a The New York Times Magazine article and thanks to Variety we have a plot summary for the movie.

The film follows Earl Stone (Eastwood), "a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job
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‘The Mule’: Bradley Cooper and Clint Eastwood Could Reunite

‘The Mule’: Bradley Cooper and Clint Eastwood Could Reunite
Clint Eastwood hasn’t acted in a movie since his turn in the 2012 baseball drama Trouble with the Curve, but it appears that the 87-year-old is getting back in front of the camera again soon. He’s set to direct and star in a drug thriller called The Mule, and his American Sniper star Bradley Cooper […]

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Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper reuniting for The Mule

Back in February it was announced that Clint Eastwood is set to direct and star in The Mule, marking the Hollywood legend’s first on-screen appearance since 2012’s Trouble With the Curve, and now comes word that Eastwood’s American Sniper star Bradley Cooper is in talks to appear alongside him.

The Mule is based upon a New York Times Magazine article by Sam Dolnick and will see Eastwood playing Leo Sharp, an award-winning horticulturist and decorated WWII veteran who was busted for transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan for Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel at the ripe old age of 90. He was subsequently sentenced to three years imprisonment when his lawyer argued that his dementia had sent him down the wrong path.

Eastwood is also serving as producer on The Mule along with Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas, while Ruben Fleischer, David Bernad, and Todd Hoffman will executive produce.
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Clint Eastwood to Play Octogenarian Drug Mule Opposite Bradley Cooper

Despite turning 88 later this month, Clint Eastwood likes to keep busy. Variety reports that he’s set to make The Mule his next directing project and he plans to star in the film as well. Eastwood hasn’t starred in a movie he’s directed since 2008’s Gran Torino and he hasn’t starred in any movie since 2012’s Trouble with the Curve. However, The Mule might see him starring opposite his American Sniper star Bradley Cooper. Here's the official logline: In “The Mule,” Clint Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who …
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Bradley Cooper Teaming Up With Clint Eastwood Again For New Film ‘The Mule’

The duo of Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper are reuniting after the success of their last film, 2014’s “American Sniper,” for a new film titled “The Mule.”

According to Variety, Eastwood intends on directing the new film, with Cooper as his star. And interestingly enough, Eastwood has decided to also step in front of the camera for the first time since 2012’s “Trouble with the Curve”.
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Bradley Cooper in talks to join Clint Eastwood in The Mule crime drama

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Word has reached the masses that Bradley Cooper is in talks to star opposite Clint Eastwood in The Mule, a Warner Bros. crime drama. Directing the project will be Eastwood himself, whose acting role in the film will be his first since 2012's Trouble With The Curve. As you're likely aware, Cooper and Eastwood teamed for the biographical action drama American Sniper back in 2014. The gritty feature that... Read More...
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Bradley Cooper in Talks for Starring Role in Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Mule’

Bradley Cooper in Talks for Starring Role in Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Mule’
Bradley Cooper is closing in on nabbing a starring role in Clint Eastwood’s next directorial project, “The Mule,” a person familiar with the project told TheWrap.

Cooper would star alongside Eastwood, who is returning to the screen for his first acting gig since “Trouble With the Curve” in 2012. The two last worked together on the 2014 Oscar-nominated film “American Sniper.”

Warner Bros. and Imperative Entertainment will co-produce the film.

Eastwood is also producing via his Malpaso banner, along with Imperative’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas.

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The Mule” is based on the true life story of 90-year-old drug courier Leo Sharp, who was an award-winning horticulturist and decorated WWII veteran.

In “The Mule,” Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is
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Bradley Cooper to Star With Clint Eastwood in ‘The Mule’ (Exclusive)

Bradley Cooper to Star With Clint Eastwood in ‘The Mule’ (Exclusive)
Bradley Cooper may be reuniting with Clint Eastwood in his next film.

Sources tell Variety that Cooper is in talks to join Eastwood in “The Mule,” Eastwood’s next directing gig that he also plans to star in.

The film is a co-production between Warner Bros. and Imperative Entertainment, and will mark Eastwood’s first acting job since the 2012 baseball drama “Trouble With the Curve.” This could also be one of his final on-screen appearances.

The movie is based on a 2014 New York Times Magazine feature by Sam Dolnick and follows Earl Stone (Eastwood), 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 signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel, and also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates
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Bradley Cooper in Talks to Join Clint Eastwood in Crime Drama 'The Mule'

Bradley Cooper in Talks to Join Clint Eastwood in Crime Drama 'The Mule'
Bradley Cooper is in negotiations to star opposite Clint Eastwood in Warner Bros.' crime drama The Mule.

Eastwood is directing the project and is also starring, marking the first time since 2012’s Trouble with the Curve that the Hollywood legend appeared on screen.

Cooper’s boarding reunites the two following their collaboration American Sniper, the war drama that saw Cooper nominated for best actor and Eastwood for best picture as it grossed an eye-popping $547 million.

Mule is based on a 2014 New York Times Magazine story that told the true story of Leo Sharp, a drug courier for a Mexican ...
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Clint Eastwood may direct and star in The Mule

It looks like Clint Eastwood could be set for a return to the big screen for the first time since 2012’s Trouble with the Curve, with The Tracking Board reporting that he’s circling The Mule, a new project from Warner Bros. and Imperative Entertainment.

The film would see Eastwood directing as well as starring as Leo Sharp, an award-winning horticulturist and decorated WWII veteran who was busted for transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan for Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel at the ripe old age of 90. He was subsequently sentenced to three years imprisonment when his lawyer argued that his dementia had sent him down the wrong path.

According to the outlet, the script has been penned by Nick Schenk (Gran Torino), with rewrites from Dave Holstein (Weeds), and is based on a New York Times Magazine article by Sam Dolnick. Ruben Fleischer (Gangster Squad) had previously been attached to direct.
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Clint Eastwood Returns to Acting for Next Directorial Project ‘The Mule’

If Clint Eastwood resolved that the once-every-leap-year-or-so acting turn will depend on what few octogenarian-suited acting roles are available, he may have struck gold with The Mule. Per the Tracking Board, he’s looking to direct and lead the Warner Bros. drama with scripting work from Gran Torino‘s Nick Schenk and, via redrafts, Dave Holstein, based on the true story of 90-year-old drug mule Leo Sharp.

New York Times Magazine reporter Sam Dolnick profiled the man a handful of years ago, that piece detailing “an award-winning horticulturist and decorated WWII veteran known for his prized day lilies when he was busted for running drugs for Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, and sent to prison at the age of 90.” Though Sharp carried $3 million worth of cocaine (don’t ask me just how much that amounts to, I swear I don’t know, nobody read too much into this parenthetical) at the time of arrest,
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Clint Eastwood Eyes Return to Acting in Real-Life Drug Mule Thriller

Clint Eastwood Eyes Return to Acting in Real-Life Drug Mule Thriller
With his new film The 15:17 to Paris debuting next weekend, 87-year-old actor/filmmaker Clint Eastwood may have already lined up his next project. The screen legend is planning on directing, producing and starring in The Mule, which tells the incredible true story of Leo Sharp, the world's oldest drug mule who was 87 years old when he was caught by the authorities, and 90 years old when he was sentenced to prison. This project is expected to be the director's next film, and it will be his first starring role since 2012, when he starred in Trouble With The Curve, which was directed by Robert Lorenz.

This project first surfaced back in 2014, when Imperative Entertainment acquired the rights to a June 2014 New York Times Magazine article entitled "The Sinaloa Cartel's 90-Year-Old Drug Mule" by Sam Dolnick. The production company had set Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) to direct the movie while looking for a
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Amy Adams Receives American Cinematheque Award, and Michael Shannon Stands in for Meryl Streep

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Amy Adams Receives American Cinematheque Award, and Michael Shannon Stands in for Meryl Streep
Amy Adams is a monster,” Justin Timberlake informed the black-tie crowd in the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom during her American Cinematheque Award Ceremony tribute. “More specifically, a karaoke monster.” When they shot Clint Eastwood’s 2012 “Trouble with the Curve” in Atlanta, Timberlake said the now-five-time Oscar nominee “pretty much bullied me” into a duet of “A Whole New World” from “Aladdin.”

After praising her talents, Timberlake conceded, “Quite frankly, I will sing with you anytime. But next time I’m choosing the goddamned song. I have a history with Disney” — referencing his pre-teen years on “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” — “and there’s a little Ptsd… Is [Disney Chairman Bob] Iger here tonight? Okay, good.”

Read More: George Clooney Set For AFI Life Achievement Award, Amy Adams Prepares for American Cinematheque Tribute

The evening’s collection of Adams collaborators and admirers — including Tom Hanks, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Denis Villeneueve, Kristen Stewart,
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Clint Eastwood Says He Wants To Return To Acting

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Eastwood may give acting another shot.

 

By Lee Pfeiffer

At a packed symposium in Cannes where he received a three-minute standing ovation, Clint Eastwood discussed his philosophies of filmmaking along with the personal experience of growing up in the Depression. Eastwood said that he views movie-making as an emotional experience not an intellectual one and warns that when an emphasis on intellectual aspects of a film overrides trying to move the audience emotionally directors can find themselves in trouble. Eastwood addressed his long-standing complaints about what he perceives as political correctness in the film industry and warns that "We've lost our sense of humor."  Ironically it was Eastwood's sense of humor that earned him rare bad press concerning his personal life.  Traditionally Eastwood stayed out of commenting on national politics but in 2012 he appeared at the Republican convention to endorse Mitt Romney with a bit of improvised comedy that earned
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Clint Eastwood Is Returning to Acting

Clint Eastwood Is Returning to Acting
Clint Eastwood is one of those rare Hollywood stars who is a legend both in front of and behind the camera. While he's best known to most audiences as an actor, with decades of iconic performances, but he has also established himself as one of our finest filmmakers as well. In recent years, the multi-hyphenate has focused his energies more on filmmaking and less in acting, with his last on screen performance coming in his 2012 baseball movie entitled Trouble With the Curve, where he played an aging baseball scout. During an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival, the Hollywood icon suggested that he eventually will make his return to acting.

Variety attended a master class being put on by the actor-filmmaker at the Cannes Film Festival, where he discussed a variety of topics. The filmmaker stated that he does miss performing "once in a while but not often," while hinting
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Clint Eastwood Promises to Return to Acting At Packed Cannes Masterclass

Clint Eastwood Promises to Return to Acting At Packed Cannes Masterclass
The toughest ticket at this year’s Cannes Film Festival? A masterclass with Clint Eastwood, which unfolded on Sunday afternoon to a packed auditorium and a crowd that warmly received the veteran actor and director with a three-minute standing ovation.

While the two-hour chat, led by Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan, surveyed the full scope of Eastwood’s career with a particular eye on his directorial efforts, Eastwood admitted the he missed acting in front of the camera and promised to return to it.

Read More: Cannes 2017 Unveils Official Schedule, Adds Masterclasses With Clint Eastwood and Alfonso Cuarón

Eastwood’s last major on-screen performance was in 2012’s “The Trouble With the Curve” (which, quite notably, came after a four-year acting hiatus). Per Variety’s report, he told Turan that he missed acting “once in a while but not often,” and added that he will return when he is ready.
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Cannes: Clint Eastwood Says ‘We’ve Lost Our Sense of Humor’

Cannes: Clint Eastwood Says ‘We’ve Lost Our Sense of Humor’
Clint Eastwood told a rapturous Cannes audience on Sunday that he will return to acting in front of the camera. Eastwood was giving a master class at the Cannes Film Festival and received a three-minute ovation from those able to get in to the packed auditorium, in a crowd that included Warner Bros. boss Kevin Tsujihara.

The star notably did not address the political situation in the U.S., focusing on his long career in front of and behind the camera. He did say that his first “Dirty Harry” movie was considered politically incorrect, and was the start of an ongoing era of political correctness. “We’re killing ourselves by doing that, we’ve lost our sense of humor,” he said.

Having mostly eschewed acting for directing in recent years, Eastwood’s last on-screen performance was in 2012’s “The Trouble With the Curve.” He said he missed performing “once in a while but not often,” but
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Cannes: Clint Eastwood Says ‘We’ve Lost Our Sense of Humor’

Cannes: Clint Eastwood Says ‘We’ve Lost Our Sense of Humor’
Clint Eastwood told a rapturous Cannes audience on Sunday that he will return to acting in front of the camera. Eastwood was giving a master class at the Cannes Film Festival and received a three-minute ovation from those able to get in to the packed auditorium, in a crowd that included Warner Bros. boss Kevin Tsujihara.

The star notably did not address the political situation in the U.S., focusing on his long career in front of and behind the camera. He did say that his first “Dirty Harry” movie was considered politically incorrect, and was the start of an ongoing era of political correctness. “We’re killing ourselves by doing that, we’ve lost our sense of humor,” he said.

Having mostly eschewed acting for directing in recent years, Eastwood’s last on-screen performance was in 2012’s “The Trouble With the Curve.” He said he missed performing “once in a while but not often,
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Viggo Mortensen’s ‘Unabomb’ Nets Multiple Sales for Im Global (Exclusive)

Im Global has inked a raft of deals for “Unabomb,” selling the Viggo Mortensen manhunt movie to distributors across Europe.

The film has landed with Eagle (Italy), Metropolitan (France), Odeon (Greece), Splendid (Benelux), Scanbox (Scandinavia), Tobis (Germany), TriPictures (Spain) and Salim Ramia (Middle East).

“It has a high-caliber studio, director and producer, and Viggo Mortensen is an Academy Award nominee and an actor at the top of his game, with unerring good taste across his previous projects,” Im Global CEO Stuart Ford told Variety. “It also has a brilliant, fast, twist-laden plot, and distributors have responded to all of these elements.”

Im Global is fully financing the feature, which it launched at the Cannes Film Festival. Mortensen plays an FBI agent on the trail of the titular fugitive. His unconventional team of agents track the wanted criminal who they dubbed the Unabomber, traveling across the U.S. and building a
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