Clint Eastwood is back with Cry Macho, which released its official trailer today from Warner Bros Pictures.
The fabled director-producer stars in the film 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.
Cry Macho opens September 17, 2021 in the U.S. and on HBO Max on the ad-free plan; it will be available on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release.
The film is Eastwood’s first in front of the camera since the 2018 story The Mule. The 91-year-old’s career dates to the 1960s and has made him an icon of masculinity, running from his spaghetti Westerns to Dirty Harry and Gran Torino.
He won Best Picture and Best Director awards for his Western Unforgiven in 1992 and his sports drama Million Dollar Baby in 2004. He last directed Richard Jewell in 2019.
Also starring in Cry Macho are Eduardo Minett as the young boy, Rafo, in his feature film debut, Natalia Traven (Collateral Damage) as Marta, with Dwight Yoakam (Logan Lucky, Sling Blade) as Mike’s former employer Howard Polk.
The cast also includes Fernanda Urrejola (Blue Miracle, Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico) as Leta and Horacio Garcia-Rojas (Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico) as Aurelio.
Eastwood directed from a screenplay by Nick Schenk and N. Richard Nash, based on the novel by Nash. Eastwood, Albert S. Ruddy, Tim Moore and Jessica Meier produced the film, with David M. Bernstein serving as executive producer.
Watch the trailer above.
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