After starring in The Mule and directing a slew of pictures such as Richard Jewell, Sully, and The 15:17 to Paris, 91-year old Clint Eastwood saddles up once again in his first western since Unforgiven with Cry Macho. Based on the 1975 novel of the same name by N. Richard Nash, Cry Macho is written by Nash and Nick Schenck. Starring Eastwood, Eduardo Minett, Natalia Traven, Dwight Yoakam, and Fernanda Urrejola, the film was shot from November 4th to December 15th, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is now releasing in theaters and on HBO Max this September. Here’s the official plot from Warner Bros:
“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.”
You can watch the trailer below and see the film either in theaters or on HBO Max on September 17:
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