Eastwood May Direct & Star In “The Mule”

Clint Eastwood is looking to potentially return to acting, his first role since 2012’s “Trouble with the Curve,” with the drug smuggling drama “The Mule” at Warner Bros. Pictures.

The 87 year-old filmmaker is considering starring in, producing and directing the project based on a New York Times Magazine story about an award-winning horticulturist and decorated WWII veteran who became a drug courier for Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel.

The man was arrested in Michigan by the DEA carrying $3 million worth of cocaine in his truck, and was sentenced to just three years in prison after his defence lawyer claimed Sharp suffered from dementia which sent him down the wrong path.

Nick Schenk (“Gran Torino”) penned the script which Dave Holstein (“Weeds”) has re-written. The film is expected to be Eastwood’s next following “The 15:17 to Paris” which opens next week.

Source: The Tracking Board