Clint Eastwood may be 91-years old, but he's still going strong when it comes to not just starring in films, but directing and producing them as well.
His latest film "Cry Macho," which is a triple threat project for him, will remind movie goers of some of his other memorable projects. He has the tough guy exterior going on, as he did in "Gran Torino." Of course, his cowboy routine is reminiscent of his early westerns, like "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly."
Eastwood stars as Mike Milo, who a film description describes as "a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder," which viewers can clearly see from the trailer. The description goes on to note how Mike "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."
Sydney Bucksbaum's coverage for Entertainment Weekly included some of Eastwood's take on the film as well:
"It's about a man who has been through some hard times in his life and then unexpectedly another challenge is brought to the foreground," Eastwood told the outlet. "He would normally never do it but he is a man of his word. He follows through. And it starts his life over again."
What's particularly exciting is that not only has the film finally been made over forty years after the book came out in 1975, but that over the many attempts, Eastwood was once attached and now is part of the project once again:
Much like Mike's long road in the film, Cry Macho has faced a similarly long journey to make it from page to screen. Ever since author N. Richard Nash's novel of the same name was published in 1975, there have been many attempts to adapt it into a film, with names like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pierce Brosnan, and Burt Lancaster attached to star at certain points in the past. Even Eastwood was in negotiations to star in it back in 1988, making his eventual return to the project almost 30 years later quite the full-circle moment.
The film will be released in theaters and on HBO Max on September 17.