Washington: Actor Bradley Cooper has been roped in to star in actor-filmmaker Clint Eastwood’s next film ‘The Mule’.
As reported by Variety, ‘The Mule’ is Eastwood’s next directing gig that he also plans to star in.
The film is a co-production between Warner Bros and Imperative Entertainment, and will mark Eastwood’s first acting job since the 2012 baseball drama ‘Trouble With the Curve’.
The film could also be one of his final on-screen appearances.
The movie is based on a 2014 New York Times Magazine feature by Sam Dolnick and follows Earl Stone (Eastwood), a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive – easy enough.
But unbeknownst to Earl, he’s signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel, and also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates (Cooper).
Cooper and Eastwood last worked together in 2014 film ‘American Sniper’.