NEW MOVIE: Clint Eastwood is a man in his 80s; broke and facing foreclosure of his business, when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive.
NEW MOVIE: Clint Eastwood is a man in his 80s; broke and facing foreclosure of his business, when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. CLAIRE FOLGER

Nobody can run forever from both sides of the law

CLINT Eastwood returns as the director and in the lead role in a crime drama about an elderly war veteran in his 80s who smuggles cocaine through Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel.

Eastwood is Earl Stone. He is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business. Then he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive.

Easy enough, but unbeknown to Earl, he's just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel.

He does well. So well, that his cargo increases exponentially and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn't the only one keeping tabs on Earl.

The mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl's past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it's uncertain if he'll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel's enforcers, catch up to him.

The co-stars are Bradley Cooper and Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña and Taissa Farmiga.

The Mule is based on the story of Leo Sharp, a WWII veteran in his 80s who became a drug courier for the Sinaloa Cartel.

The Mule in cinemas now.


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