At 91, Clint Eastwood is still making movies with his signature raspy voice and cowboy hat. In “Cry Macho,” he will once again be playing a smuggler version of the cowboy he once was. Apparently 2018’s “The Mule” didn’t scratch that itch for him completely.
That film’s screenwriter, Nick Schenk, helped write this screenplay as well. However, this film has been in development much longer than that. The film was originally conceived in the 70s, written by N. Richard Nash based on his book. Unfortunately, Eastwood turned down the role in the 80s, only picking it up as recently as last year.
Eastwood’s career since then has been odd. It’s great to hear he’s still working in the neo-western genre he’s innovated. The director tends to explore themes of tragedy and legacy, both of which are appropriate to the actor/director’s career. It’s inspiring to see one of our oldest movie stars still working hard, even if the trailer and film’s synopsis seems incredibly simple.
From Warner Bros. Pictures comes director/producer Clint Eastwood’s uplifting and poignant drama “Cry Macho.” The film stars Eastwood as Mike Milo, a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who, in 1979, takes a job from an ex-boss to bring the man’s young son home from Mexico. Forced to take the backroads on their way to Texas, the unlikely pair faces an unexpectedly challenging journey, during which the world-weary horseman finds unexpected connections and his own sense of redemption.
Warner Bros. Official Synopsis
“Cry Macho” rides into theaters and parks in HBO Max on September 17th.