Hollywood Insight 09/09/21
From Warner Bros. Pictures comes director/producer Clint Eastwood’s uplifting and poignant drama “Cry Macho.” 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.
The story takes place in 1979—an era when Eastwood himself was often straddling cowboy and cop roles, two screen genres he’d help to define, while also taking on more and more films behind the camera. “This picture came along about 40 years ago,” Eastwood recalls. “Al Ruddy asked me if I would do it and I said, ‘I’m too young for this part, why don’t I direct it and we’ll get Robert Mitchum?’ But it didn’t happen and it just went by the wayside until about two years ago. We brought it back out and I thought it was just the right time for it and I thought it’d be fun to do.”
Take a look at this special featurette showcasing Clint Eastwood’s cinematic career:
It opens September 17, 2021 in the U.S. in theaters and on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release. “Cry Macho” is rated PG-13 for language and thematic elements.