Clint Eastwood is going to continue to make movies until the day he dies. The guy obviously has a deep love for the art of telling stories through his films, and his new project sounds like another great story.
Eastwood has signed on to star in and direct a film titled Cry Macho for Warner Bros. The film is based on a book of the same title the was written by Richard Nash.
Eastwood will play “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. The New York Times described it as a morality tale about two characters who help each other through tough transitions.”
I enjoy these kinds of stories. This is a perfect project for Eastwood, and a film that I’ll be looking forward to watching. Eastwood has already begun scouting locations for the shoot, and the plan is to shoot it and release it by next winter.
Al Ruddy and Jessica Meier are producing, along with Tim Moore and Eastwood at Malpaso. N. Richard Nash, who wrote the novel, also wrote the script along with Nick Schenk.