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Title: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on January 30, 2018, 02:55:45 PM
Well, well,  well. .......I wonder if this future project will come to fruition.......sounds interesting. ...Clint directing, producing and acting again ?


http://www.tracking-board.com/clint-eastwood-circling-90-year-old-drug-courier-tale-the-mule-at-imperative-entertainment-exclusive/

 :)
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: AKA23 on January 30, 2018, 09:35:53 PM
The prospect of Eastwood acting again would be a dream come true for me. This actually sounds like a role that is completely different than any role Eastwood has ever potrayed. It sounds like it could be the most promising project for him since "Gran Torino." The article was extremely detailed, and Tracking Board seems like a reputable site, but I'm concerned that this project, if true, was not first reported in industry publications such as Variety, Hollywood Reporter or Deadline.

Someone is bound to ask him about this project though during interviews for 15:17 to Paris, so hopefully we'll have an idea of whether or not this is going to be Eastwood's next project soon.

Warners did announce that Eastwood would be doing a film that would be released in 2019 recently, so that lends some support to this. I think it's unlikely that they would announce that unless Eastwood had already decided on his next project, but that doesn't necessarily mean that this will end up being that project.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on January 31, 2018, 02:08:24 AM
Clint Eastwood’s Next Movie Is About A 90-Year Old Drug Mule, Tracking Board reports.

https://screenrant.com/clint-eastwood-new-movie-drug-mule-leo-sharp/
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: antonis on January 31, 2018, 02:30:19 AM
All ready mentioned, but this one deserves its own topic.
Can't wait  :D
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Christopher on January 31, 2018, 06:30:39 AM
That could be an interesting project. And if Eastwood does it, it would be good to see him on screen again.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: KC on January 31, 2018, 08:08:57 AM
All ready mentioned, but this one deserves its own topic.

I agree ... I merged the two posts from another topic into this thread. :)
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on January 31, 2018, 05:23:00 PM
it sounds more serious than ever when major websites like Playlist have broken the news on The Mule.  :D :smitten:
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Gant on February 01, 2018, 01:43:30 AM
Sounds like potentially a great project for Clint.... and he gets to play older... :)

I hope this happens...
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: palooka on February 01, 2018, 08:17:54 AM
Another "true life" story but it'll be wonderful to see the great man in front of the camera again.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: antonis on February 01, 2018, 09:57:42 AM
Another "true life" story but it'll be wonderful to see the great man in front of the camera again.

Yes Palooka,you are the greatest  ;D
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: KC on February 01, 2018, 05:35:33 PM
^ ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: palooka on February 02, 2018, 12:16:12 AM
 :smitten:
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Christopher on February 03, 2018, 02:53:12 PM
Hilarious, antonis! ;D
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: exit00 on February 04, 2018, 01:57:03 PM
Just like everybody else, I hope this becomes true.  Sounds like a neat story although I would still rather see a new non-true-life film from Clint.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: AKA23 on February 05, 2018, 04:18:27 PM
Just like everybody else, I hope this becomes true.  Sounds like a neat story although I would still rather see a new non-true-life film from Clint.

Like you, I too would prefer Eastwood focus on making fictional stories. However, I'd still be thrilled if this happens. At 87, I had just about given up hope that we'd ever see Eastwood act again. So, even if it is another true-life story, I'll take it!

This sounds like it could be a fascinating character, and similar to "Changeling," this is not a well known story. If I hadn't already known that "Changeling" was based off of actual events, it would have played to me like a fictional story.

Since this script is based off of an article, and doesn't depict a famous person, there will probably be a lot of creative freedom given to Eastwood and the screenwriter to bring the character to life.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: exit00 on February 05, 2018, 05:48:06 PM
AKA, that's a good point.  True story films often seem like an original story depending on how they are made.  And I agree, this story does sound fascinating. 
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: AKA23 on February 10, 2018, 06:37:45 PM
i've been monitoring Eastwood's interviews for a potential mention of this project. It doesn't sound like Eastwood has decided to make this film. 

Eastwood gave an interview at the Pebble Beach golf tournament. A link to a video of the interview is below, and he is asked directly about his next project (this is not exact, but is substantively accurate):

Quote
Dan Patrick: Do you have another movie beyond this on deck soon?
Eastwood: Nothing at the moment. Just reading stuff.
Dan Patrick: How many scripts do you get?
Eastwood: Quite a few, but you have to search for something that suits you--either as a performer, or as a director. Most of the time it's as a director. In recent years, the older you get, your roles get less. Less good ones come along.

This exchange starts around 8 minutes in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSuZmo0OO4E

Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on February 11, 2018, 01:04:33 PM
How long should we wait for his nest project?  :-[ :-[ I was really hyped for this one.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 11, 2018, 01:33:51 PM
How long should we wait for his nest project?  :-[ :-[ I was really hyped for this one.

Usually between 3-12 months. :)
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on February 11, 2018, 04:43:19 PM
Usually between 3-12 months. :)


just an update on his new project can be enough  :(
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: honkytonkman on April 13, 2018, 09:31:23 AM
only one new source for this future shoot, but a major one. Tom Stern, the usual cinematographer of Clint, would be replaced by Canadian Yves Bélanger, who previously worked for Xavier Dolan and Denis Villeneuve. According to this source the filming of "The Mule" is supposed to start on June 4, and Eastwood would assume the triple function of director, producer and actor. These are the words of Bélanger himself that are reported, so it looks pretty serious:
http://www.lapresse.ca/cinema/nouvelles/201804/13/01-5160898-yves-belanger-directeur-photo-de-clint-eastwood.php
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: honkytonkman on April 13, 2018, 09:44:32 AM
But Warner hasn't yet confirmed it, and still nothing on Imdb .... Wait and see...
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: antonis on April 13, 2018, 10:48:12 AM
only one new source for this future shoot, but a major one. Tom Stern, the usual cinematographer of Clint, would be replaced by Canadian Yves Bélanger, who previously worked for Xavier Dolan and Denis Villeneuve. According to this source the filming of "The Mule" is supposed to start on June 4, and Eastwood would assume the triple function of director, producer and actor. These are the words of Bélanger himself that are reported, so it looks pretty serious:
http://www.lapresse.ca/cinema/nouvelles/201804/13/01-5160898-yves-belanger-directeur-photo-de-clint-eastwood.php

Great news.
When the DoP confirms his duties we don't have to wait any announcements.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Perry on April 14, 2018, 08:56:08 AM

 The only thing new with Eastwood is he has an Executive Producer credit for the new movie ' Indian Horse' based on the Richard Wagamese novel coming out this week .
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on April 14, 2018, 04:21:01 PM
this new update is crazy. i  mean just imagine to see Clint back in front of camera again. this time with a new DoP. this is gonna be great. what do you think guys?
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Jed Cooper on April 16, 2018, 06:02:38 PM
To quote the late, great Madeline Kahn in City Heat... “Well, it’s about time!”


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Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Jed Cooper on April 17, 2018, 07:35:27 PM
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Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: KC on April 17, 2018, 08:48:32 PM
The Mule, the movie with a plot so nice they summarized it twice.

Jed Cooper, is that anything we didn't already know, and could you tell us where it's coming from, besides your phone?

Glad to see your battery is nearly fully charged.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on April 18, 2018, 12:01:39 PM
A little more info.......

https://www.backstage.com/news/casting/clint-eastwood-forgoes-retirement-latest-film-casting-now/

 :)
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on April 18, 2018, 12:13:22 PM
YES
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: KC on April 18, 2018, 06:51:22 PM
A little more info.......

https://www.backstage.com/news/casting/clint-eastwood-forgoes-retirement-latest-film-casting-now/

 :)
Thanks, Macpherson! I'll just quote the relevant bit from the link you posted:

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“The Mule”
One elderly man is taking his last act to contend with drug cartels—and the law. Clint Eastwood is nearing a deal to direct and star in “The Mule.” The project, which stems from a New York Times Magazine article by Sam Dolnick, will focus on a decorated World War II vet who is slapped with a prison sentence at the age of 90. The sentence comes after the man is caught smuggling drugs for the infamously brutal Sinaloa Cartel. While 87-year-old Eastwood is the only one in talks for the project at the moment, Geoffrey Miclat is casting additional roles. Production on the Warner Bros. film is anticipated to begin this summer, near the beginning of June. The exact shooting location is not known, but it will likely take place in Georgia.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on April 20, 2018, 12:25:14 PM
Tom Stern, Clint's main DoP for last 2 decades, implicitly confirmed there is a new project around Clint and the idea that he wont shoot this one. via  an interview with Lenspire cinematography journal.
'I have to call Clint back tomorrow', he says - something about a new project. Tom is not sure if he'll join this production, though. He might shoot a French movie instead.

https://lenspire.zeiss.com/cine/en/article/cinemasters-tom-stern-asc-afc
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Jed Cooper on May 02, 2018, 05:09:45 AM
The Mule, the movie with a plot so nice they summarized it twice.

Jed Cooper, is that anything we didn't already know, and could you tell us where it's coming from, besides your phone?

Glad to see your battery is nearly fully charged.


Please accept my apologies.  I extracted those images from IMDB.  🙂


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Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on May 02, 2018, 03:47:30 PM
Things progressing for filming in Atlanta, starting June 4th.....
 :)

http://www.augustachronicle.com/news/20180502/augusta-possible-site-for-clint-eastwood-movie-the-mule

http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/CSRA-to-host-Eastwood-movie-481549981.html

Two articles looking very positive.....
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: AKA23 on May 02, 2018, 07:13:25 PM
This is more confirmation that this is actually happening! Since filming is beginning in a month, Im surprised that neither the film nor Clint’s costars have been officially announced.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on May 03, 2018, 03:51:47 AM
That is really promising. The project seems to be confirmed in one or two weeks. they are already in pre-production and casting_ by Geoffrey Miclat, and considering Eastwood's working style, we can expect The Mule for the end of the year. Maybe an award season release date. seems exciting.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on May 07, 2018, 02:36:47 PM
Project Casting details roles and filming information in Atlanta beginning June 4th.......
Onwards and upwards  :) :)

http://www.projectcasting.com/casting-calls-acting-auditions/clint-eastwoods-the-mule-atlanta-open-casting-call
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on May 08, 2018, 01:46:34 PM
Thank you Macpherson.
I really needed it. keep on
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on May 08, 2018, 01:54:59 PM
Any clues about who are gonna play supporting roles?
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: KC on May 08, 2018, 05:52:42 PM
Any clues about who are gonna play supporting roles?
People who look like "Horticulture Convention goers – Ages 45 to 75"! ;D
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on May 09, 2018, 02:10:56 AM
People who look like "Horticulture Convention goers – Ages 45 to 75"! ;D

That was Rich  ;D ;D
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on May 18, 2018, 09:55:58 AM
Well, well well.....Bradley Cooper and Clint reunite for The Mule.... :)

http://variety.com/2018/film/news/bradley-cooper-clint-eastwood-the-mule-1202788236/
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: antonis on May 18, 2018, 10:50:41 AM
Great news.

Mac...I begin to like you  :)
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on May 18, 2018, 12:11:47 PM
That is just amazing. This is getting ultra-exciting. wow
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on May 18, 2018, 02:22:48 PM
The Mule now has an official entry on IMDB. .... :)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7959026/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_1
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Gant on May 19, 2018, 05:28:36 AM
All great news :)
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: KC on May 19, 2018, 08:16:44 AM
Since this is now all "official," I've changed the thread title to "Production Information and News." We'll post all updates here until the time comes when the reviews start coming in, and then we'll start a new thread for that. :)
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: AKA23 on May 19, 2018, 04:33:44 PM
I notice that the logline which is provided that describes the film states that Eastwood will be playing Earl Stone and not, as thought before, Leo Sharp. So although this film may be based on Sharp's experiences, it sounds like this may be heavily fictionalized, which may give them more creative freedom and allow for this to feel more like an original rather than an entirely fact-based story.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Matt on May 19, 2018, 08:13:21 PM
I notice that the logline which is provided that describes the film states that Eastwood will be playing Earl Stone and not, as thought before, Leo Sharp. So although this film may be based on Sharp's experiences, it sounds like this may be heavily fictionalized, which may give them more creative freedom and allow for this to feel more like an original rather than an entirely fact-based story.

I'm getting more enthused about this project. It's a pretty cool bookend to Clint's first starring role, which also featured a mule in what might be the scene that kicked off his career. Of course, that's only if this winds up being Clint's last performance. And, Clint isn't showing signs of slowing down yet.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: KC on May 19, 2018, 11:11:09 PM
That wasn't a mule in A Fistful of Dollars, though. It was a horse. A very old horse, but a horse. The Baxter men were just making fun of it by calling it a mule.

Of course, there was also Two Mules for Sister Sara pretty early on in Clint's career.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Matt on May 20, 2018, 12:17:16 AM
Yes, mules factor in prominantly in his career, even so-called mules (actually, The Mule is a so-called mule as well).  ;)
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on May 20, 2018, 03:39:51 AM
I notice that the logline which is provided that describes the film states that Eastwood will be playing Earl Stone and not, as thought before, Leo Sharp. So although this film may be based on Sharp's experiences, it sounds like this may be heavily fictionalized, which may give them more creative freedom and allow for this to feel more like an original rather than an entirely fact-based story.
That came to my mind too. Its a story inspired by true events I guess. So "inspired" here is the key word to consider. Now it seems like a more fictionalized story than a real-life based, detailed drama. And it is actually great. Having Nick Schenk as the scriptwriter, whose work on Gran Torino and The Judge were both amazing, I am super hyped about this feature. Thank almighty Clint is still around.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Steven on May 22, 2018, 02:06:05 AM
Looks like Bradley Cooper might be joining the cast...

https://www.empireonline.com/people/clint-eastwood/bradley-cooper-looking-join-clint-eastwood-mule/
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on May 24, 2018, 05:10:16 PM
Casting addition for The Mule......

http://deadline.com/2018/05/lobo-sebastian-the-mule-words-on-bathroom-walls-martha-kelly-corporate-animals-cast-roundup-1202397336/

 :)
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: AKA23 on May 24, 2018, 06:08:30 PM
This is always such an exciting time to be a Clint fan as we learn who will be cast in his next movie. The best part of that article is that Deadline says this will be a fictional story, so it will be his first as director since Gran Torino, which was also written by Nick Schenk.

If I were Clint, Id try to get some of the cast of Breaking Bad for the shady drug criminals in this movie. They were all great, and seem perfect for this.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on May 25, 2018, 01:47:28 AM
Casting addition for The Mule......

http://deadline.com/2018/05/lobo-sebastian-the-mule-words-on-bathroom-walls-martha-kelly-corporate-animals-cast-roundup-1202397336/

 :)

I just added Lobo Sebastian to The Mule's official IMDB page  :)
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on May 25, 2018, 09:44:55 AM
Casting Call for bartender.....shooting 5th June.....


http://www.projectcasting.com/casting-calls-acting-auditions/clint-eastwoods-the-mule-atlanta-casting-call-for-bartenders

 :)
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: AKA23 on May 25, 2018, 04:09:36 PM
Earlier this month, Eastwood's long-time editor, Joel Cox, gave a wide ranging interview on editing. The whole interview is worth reading, but in it, he broke some pretty big news, and that is that he will be back as editor for Clint's "next film." So, I think that means that he will be returning as editor on "The Mule." If this ends up happening, it will be the first film he has edited for Eastwood since "American Sniper" in 2014.

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HULLFISH: One of your old assistants cut Clint’s last movie, The 15:17 to Paris.

COX: Yes, Blu Murray. I’ll tell you what happened here: after American Sniper, Clint wanted to take some time off. I took another job and then when he started to do Sully, I was already working on another film. Then I was doing this film and he started 15:17 to Paris.

For Blu, it was a great opportunity. He learned a lot from me and now he’s off doing his own thing. I am going to be back editing with Clint on his next picture. I like working for Clint. After 40 years, I’d say Clint and I are soulmates.  I could look at things and know exactly what he was going for. That man knows every scene, how it’s going to be in his mind.

https://www.provideocoalition.com/aotc-joel-cox
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on May 26, 2018, 12:32:59 AM
Earlier this month, Eastwood's long-time editor, Joel Cox, gave a wide-ranging interview on editing. The whole interview is worth reading, but in it, he broke some pretty big news, and that is that he will be back as editor for Clint's "next film." So, I think that means that he will be returning as the editor on "The Mule." If this ends up happening, it will be the first film he has edited for Eastwood since "American Sniper" in 2014.

https://www.provideocoalition.com/aotc-joel-cox

Now we are dreaming. that's great AKA23. Can't imagine the outcome. Classic Eastwood film.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: KC on May 26, 2018, 07:25:38 AM
That is great news, AKA! Thanks for digging it up for us.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: antonis on May 26, 2018, 09:30:37 AM
Earlier this month, Eastwood's long-time editor, Joel Cox, gave a wide ranging interview on editing. The whole interview is worth reading, but in it, he broke some pretty big news, and that is that he will be back as editor for Clint's "next film." So, I think that means that he will be returning as editor on "The Mule." If this ends up happening, it will be the first film he has edited for Eastwood since "American Sniper" in 2014.

https://www.provideocoalition.com/aotc-joel-cox

What a great interview.
Thanks for the link.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: exit00 on May 31, 2018, 05:24:41 PM

If I were Clint, Id try to get some of the cast of Breaking Bad for the shady drug criminals in this movie. They were all great, and seem perfect for this.

This is a really good idea.....
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on June 01, 2018, 12:35:37 AM
And so it begins........nice little preamble to next week's shoot in Augusta.....

http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Clint-Eastwood-movie-filming-downtown-484246441.html
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on June 01, 2018, 08:11:28 AM
According to this casting call, The Mule looks to be filming in Augusta from June 4 - 12, and in Atlanta from June 13 - July 27 .....


https://www.ajc.com/news/world/now-casting-clint-eastwood-film-seeking-stand-augusta/414mrrPgw8UtyZdhiZBXJM/
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: AKA23 on June 01, 2018, 10:45:52 AM
WOW. What a great job! That stand-in would be able to be on the set for all of production! That would be a dream come true for any Eastwood fan.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on June 01, 2018, 11:41:50 AM
WOW. What a great job! That stand-in would be able to be on the set for all of the production! That would be a dream come true for any Eastwood fan.
Can you explain more AKA23 on how is gonna help? I'm a little bit confused.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: AKA23 on June 01, 2018, 12:59:32 PM
I found a good article that provides more detail on what stand-ins do for you, Saman.

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A stand-in is a person who literally stands in for an actor to help the camera department light the set and focus the camera. The principals, or main actors, will first rehearse a scene before they shoot it. When they are finished blocking it, they leave and go through "last looks" with the hair, makeup, and wardrobe people. That's when the stand-ins step in. They watch the actors during rehearsal, see what they do, then re-create it while the principals are busy. A good stand-in helps save time, which saves the production money.

https://www.backstage.com/news/the-pros-and-cons-perks-and-demands-of-being-a-stand-in/
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on June 01, 2018, 02:19:52 PM
I found a good article that provides more detail on what stand-ins do for you, Saman.

https://www.backstage.com/news/the-pros-and-cons-perks-and-demands-of-being-a-stand-in/
Thanks loaded dude.  O0 found it really exciting
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: AKA23 on June 02, 2018, 02:31:33 PM
You are welcome, Saman.

So, I don't know who these people are, but according to IMDB, Robert Lasardo and Lobo Sebastian have been added to the cast.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on June 04, 2018, 12:35:34 AM
According to casting calls, filming is underway today, fourth of June. HYPED.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on June 04, 2018, 04:57:20 AM
The man himself........Augusta seems happy........
 :)

http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Tis-True--Clint-Eastwood-spotted-in-Augusta-for-filming-of-movie-484457531.html
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on June 04, 2018, 09:02:23 AM
Casting update from The Hollywood Reporter.....Diane Wiest ,  Michael Pena,  Laurence Fishburne , Alison Eastwood,  Taissa Farmiga and Ignacio  Serricchio  join the cast.....

 :)

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dianne-wiest-michael-pena-join-clint-eastwoods-mule-1116755
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on June 04, 2018, 09:13:20 AM
Warner Bros official press release  announcing The Mule begins production........cast, location and production details included.....

 :) :)


https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180604006019/en/Clint-Eastwood%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9CThe-Mule%E2%80%9D-Begins-Production
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Clint Eastwood #1 Fan on June 04, 2018, 09:27:01 AM
This film is really starting to shape up.  Can't wait.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: AKA23 on June 04, 2018, 09:47:58 AM
I like Dianne Weist and Laurence Fishburne, and it should be interesting to see Alison Eastwood act with her father again.

This is the second time that Eastwood is working with Laurence Fisburne and Michael Pena. Michael was in "Million Dollar Baby" and Laurence was in "Mystic River." Alison Eastwood has had several collaborations with Eastwood, but has not had a significant role with Eastwood onscreen since "Tightrope." She had a cameo in "Absolute Power," and starred in "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," so it's been over 20 years since she worked with her Dad. This should be interesting. This will also be Eastwood's second collaboration with Bradley Cooper as he starred in "American Sniper."

That updated synopsis also sounds even more interesting than it initially did, and confirms that this really will be a heavily fictionalized story.
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: AKA23 on June 04, 2018, 10:02:24 AM
I also note that the official press release does not mention Dave Holstein having worked on the script. When this project was first announced, it stated that Holstein had rewritten Nick Schenk's original script. So, it may be that Eastwood went back to Schenk's original draft when he signed onto the project. 
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Post by: antonis on June 04, 2018, 10:23:00 AM
This sounds really promising.
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Post by: Saman Moradkhani on June 04, 2018, 11:34:08 AM
Do you smell Oscars as I do?
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Post by: antonis on June 04, 2018, 11:38:35 AM
There is one still missing  :)
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Post by: Saman Moradkhani on June 04, 2018, 11:47:25 AM
There is one still missing  :)
How?
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: antonis on June 04, 2018, 11:53:38 AM
Clint hasn't got a best actor academy award till now...
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Post by: Gant on June 04, 2018, 04:01:16 PM
Sounds great, I like all the actors involved..
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Post by: antonis on June 05, 2018, 08:30:33 AM
Clint Eastwood, 88, gently carries a flower around set while shooting first acting role in six years

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Clint Eastwood is returning to acting after six years of keeping his talent behind the camera.

The legendary tough guy 88, was spotted filming his new project The Mule in Augusta, Georgia on Monday, where he looked breezy while carrying a flower around during the outdoor shoot.

Eastwood, who is also directing the feature, plays the character Earl Stone, a down-on-his-luck man in his 80s who gets wrapped up in the seedy world of drug trafficking after taking what he thought was just a driving gig.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/06/05/16/4CF0801B00000578-5808463-Back_in_action_Clint_Eastwood_was_spotted_on_the_set_of_his_new_-m-15_1528211258885.jpg)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5808463/Clint-Eastwood-88-gently-carries-flower-set-shooting-acting-role-six-years.html
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Post by: Saman Moradkhani on June 05, 2018, 09:14:08 AM
Clint Eastwood, 88, gently carries a flower around set while shooting first acting role in six years

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/06/05/16/4CF0801B00000578-5808463-Back_in_action_Clint_Eastwood_was_spotted_on_the_set_of_his_new_-m-15_1528211258885.jpg)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5808463/Clint-Eastwood-88-gently-carries-flower-set-shooting-acting-role-six-years.html
Holly Jesus in the morning...wooow... That is our Clint.  :D :D :D :D
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Post by: Macpherson on June 05, 2018, 12:38:59 PM
Local news with some updates on filming in Augusta. ....

http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/The-Mule-A-timeline-of-events-in-Augusta-484611531.html
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Post by: antonis on June 06, 2018, 08:36:38 AM
(https://i2.wp.com/i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/06/05/15/4CF0820E00000578-0-image-a-5_1528210288172.jpg?resize=634%2C423)
(https://i2.wp.com/themanpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/clint-eastwood-carries-a-flower-around-while-shooting-acting-role-2.jpg?resize=634%2C834&ssl=1)
(https://i0.wp.com/themanpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/clint-eastwood-carries-a-flower-around-while-shooting-acting-role-1.jpg?resize=634%2C806&ssl=1)
https://themanpost.com/clint-eastwood-carries-a-flower-around-while-shooting-acting-role/
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Post by: honkytonkman on June 08, 2018, 05:40:43 AM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWAvg_qoUwQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wLj3CQ58Us
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uC91qg18Q4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ycz08ZQATnE


www.wrdw.com/content/news/Filming-locations-for-The-Mule-stay-under-wraps-484545331.html



www.wrdw.com/content/news/The-Mule-A-timeline-of-events-in-Augusta-484611531.html

https://twitter.com/AlexaWRDW


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Post by: Macpherson on June 08, 2018, 12:37:19 PM
Some nice pics of Clint with other members of the cast.....


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5822677/Clint-Eastwood-88-waves-fans-wedding-scene-shot-new-film-Mule-Georgia.html


 :)




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Post by: Saman Moradkhani on June 08, 2018, 12:56:43 PM
Clint Eastwood, 88, waves to fans as a wedding scene is shot for his new film The Mule in Georgia  :smitten:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5822677/Clint-Eastwood-88-waves-fans-wedding-scene-shot-new-film-Mule-Georgia.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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Post by: honkytonkman on June 09, 2018, 04:40:57 PM
www.wrdw.com/content/news/Augusta-gaining-long-term-benefits-from-Hollywood-movie-485017121.html
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Post by: Macpherson on June 10, 2018, 05:12:51 AM
Nice relaxed photo after shooting with Clint, Diane Wiest, producer Tim Moore, DOP Yves Belanger,  cameraman Stephen Campanelli, Alison Eastwood et al........

 :)

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj1NMjkD8LZ/?tagged=themule
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 10, 2018, 06:31:03 AM
I wonder if palooka will have a role in this film?
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Post by: AKA23 on June 10, 2018, 07:17:13 PM
Some more cool shots of Clint. I am a little surprised by how excited the townspeople seem to be about this movie filming in Augusta!

http://www.augustachronicle.com/news/20180608/lights-camera-money-filming-brings-business-to-georgia
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Post by: Saman Moradkhani on June 11, 2018, 03:35:27 PM
All right. Filming finishes on Tuesday in Augusta. Next is supposed to be Atlanta and New Mexico. Cool.
http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/The-Mule-to-finish-filming-Tuesday-485176141.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter_WRDW_WAGT
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Post by: AKA23 on June 12, 2018, 07:27:25 PM
It looks like we'll have another Eastwood alumni in this film. Loren Dean, who played Ethan all the way back in 2000 in "Space Cowboys," has joined the cast! Ethan was a bit of an idiot in that film,  whose impulsiveness and failure to listen to the old pros put the lives of everyone at risk, so hopefully he will be playing a smarter character as a DEA Agent in "The Mule."

https://deadline.com/2018/06/loren-dean-the-mule-camrus-johnson-the-sun-is-also-a-star-1202405523/
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Post by: AKA23 on June 12, 2018, 07:29:10 PM
They wrapped filming in Augusta today, but may be returning in July.

http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Crews-wrap-up-production-for-Eastwood-film-in-Augusta-485300781.html
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Rawhide7 on June 12, 2018, 08:28:56 PM
When is the projected release date of this film?
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: AKA23 on June 13, 2018, 06:05:56 AM
There isn’t one yet.
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Post by: antonis on June 13, 2018, 10:58:30 AM
My guess is an American Sniper schedule
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Post by: AKA23 on June 13, 2018, 12:12:47 PM
If I had to guess, I'd say the same, Antonis, but Warner Bros has Bradley Cooper's "A Star is Born" opening in October, and that's already getting Oscar buzz. Warners may not want to release another movie with Bradley Cooper at around the same time.     
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: AKA23 on June 14, 2018, 02:35:02 PM
Now that filming has moved on from Augusta, we are no longer getting the daily updates on filming. There wasn't really much information shared, but I still found it kind of cool, and am going to miss those updates.
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Post by: Saman Moradkhani on June 14, 2018, 04:53:22 PM
the lead actor with girls in bikini in a car wash scene? this is getting interesting.
https://www.ajc.com/news/world/now-casting-clint-eastwood-film-seeking-cheerleaders/R4bBPHKkW4QnQCs125fPAO/
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Post by: AKA23 on June 14, 2018, 05:35:57 PM
That could be referring to Clint or Bradley Cooper, right? Wouldnt they both be considered “Lead Actors?”
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Post by: Saman Moradkhani on June 15, 2018, 03:36:57 AM
That could be referring to Clint or Bradley Cooper, right? Wouldnt they both be considered “Lead Actors?”
Of course, that could be. I'm just curious to see what is gonna happen next.
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Post by: Saman Moradkhani on June 15, 2018, 01:33:54 PM
Casting is ongoing this time looking for US marshals in Atlanta.
http://www.projectcasting.com/casting-calls-acting-auditions/clint-eastwoods-the-mule-atlanta-casting-call-for-u-s-marshalls/
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Post by: Saman Moradkhani on June 16, 2018, 02:57:20 PM
Clint was at Shane's Rib Shack. Looking awesome.
https://www.facebook.com/TheOriginalShanesRibShack/photos/a.558757074172418.1073741828.245268245521304/1650259128355535/?type=3
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Post by: Gant on June 17, 2018, 10:57:17 PM
Great pic, looks fantastic..
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Post by: Macpherson on June 18, 2018, 08:48:14 AM
Clint and Bradley in Atlanta. ....

https://www.instagram.com/p/BkJVv_YBPkS/?tagged=teambradleycooper
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Post by: Hocine on June 18, 2018, 09:56:35 AM
Yes, I think so.
If Warner Bros likes it, this movie can have an American Sniper schedule. Or a Gran Torino one.
The Mule sounds good to me and is one of the coolest Eastwood projects in recent years.
Earl Stone is a character who seems close to Walt Kowalski, Frankie Dunn, Luther Whitney, William Munny or Tom Highway.
In other words, it's an Eastwoodian character. Pure and simple.
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Post by: antonis on June 18, 2018, 09:57:25 AM
Clint and Bradley in Atlanta. ....


and Pacino of course  :D
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Post by: Saman Moradkhani on June 18, 2018, 01:25:16 PM
Considering the potentials of this project which benefits from likes of two great actors from 2 different generations in lead roles, a great story penned by a great scriptwriter and its amazing crew, like the great Joel Cox who is back in editing room again and Yves Belanger as the DoP, I can tell in advance that this is a fantastic movie already. And if Warner Bros decides to push for it, this could be Eastwood's ace in Oscar season again. Hope so.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on June 18, 2018, 06:49:27 PM
As soon as I discover the premier date for this film, I plan on taking that day off from work and being the first in line.  I hope he doesn’t retire anytime soon but if he does, I pray it’s after a film he’s starred in, rather than directed only. That would be a bummer. 


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Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on June 19, 2018, 01:35:33 AM
What is your best guess on the amount the budget of the film guys? do you think its a small budget one 20-25 or a middle one 50-60?
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Post by: AKA23 on June 19, 2018, 06:47:32 AM
My guess would be pretty ill informed, but someone at the Augusta Film Office said he thought the budget was $20-25 million. He may just be speculating though. This information hasn't been released.

http://www.augustachronicle.com/news/20180612/eastwood-movie-continues-to-film-in-augusta-tuesday-before-heading-to-atlanta
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Post by: antonis on June 19, 2018, 09:06:44 AM
20-25 million is a small figure even for Eastwood's standards.
My guess is around the mid thirtees scale at least.
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Post by: Saman Moradkhani on June 19, 2018, 10:00:14 AM
My guess would be pretty ill informed, but someone at the Augusta Film Office said he thought the budget was $20-25 million. He may just be speculating though. This information hasn't been released.

http://www.augustachronicle.com/news/20180612/eastwood-movie-continues-to-film-in-augusta-tuesday-before-heading-to-atlanta
I've read this article before. But I reckon this is too small for an Eastwood picture. The 15:17 to Paris with its non-actors in lead had 30-35 million bucks budget, considering its small advertisement scale. My best guess is around 50-60 just like American Sniper.
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Post by: Hocine on June 19, 2018, 11:14:08 AM
I don’t know but I would say between 30 M$ and 60 M$.
Sully cost 60 M$, American Sniper cost more than 58 M$, Jersey Boys cost 40 M$.
His most expensive movie remains Flags of Our Fathers which cost 90 M$.
In the Mule, Bradley Cooper must be the highest paid actor.
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Post by: Saman Moradkhani on June 19, 2018, 11:59:27 AM
I don’t know but I would say between 30 M$ and 60 M$.
Sully cost 60 M$, American Sniper cost more than 58 M$, Jersey Boys cost 40 M$.
His most expensive movie remains Flags of Our Fathers which cost 90 M$.
In the Mule, Bradley Cooper must be the highest paid actor.
Couldn't agree more
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Post by: Saman Moradkhani on June 19, 2018, 04:38:43 PM
Apparently, we have a court scene in the movie.
http://www.projectcasting.com/casting-calls-acting-auditions/clint-eastwoods-the-mule-georgia-casting-call-for-a-courtroom-scene/
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Post by: Macpherson on June 19, 2018, 04:47:14 PM
Nice to know everyone's in town.....

https://mobile.twitter.com/LALcogop/status/1009207317882171394

 :)
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Post by: Macpherson on June 22, 2018, 12:40:04 AM
Some nice pics of Clint relaxing with Bradley Cooper. ....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5872761/Bradley-Cooper-seen-time-filming-Mule-takes-break-Clint-Eastwood.html

 :)
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Hocine on June 23, 2018, 04:12:23 AM
Clint hasn't got a best actor academy award till now...

Clint Eastwood was nominated for Best actor academy award twice.
The first time, it was in 1993 for Unforgiven (1992) and the last time was in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby (2004).
Al Pacino won it for Scent of a Woman in 1993 and Jamie Foxx won it for Ray in 2005.
It seems that the Academy is not really fond of Clint Eastwood’s acting style and likes performances which require physical transformations. These last years, the Academy gave Best Actor oscar to actors who portray real people.
It would be great if Clint Eastwood finally won an oscar for Best Actor in leading role but we never know what is going to happen. Moreover, Clint doesn’t make pictures for oscars. I hope that The Mule will give Clint a great role and I hope that it will be a great movie.

In my opinion, the best Clint Eastwood movies as a director are:
Unforgiven, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River, Bird, A Perfect World,
The Bridges of Madison County, Letters from Iwo Jima, Honkytonk Man, High Plains Drifter, Pale Rider, Bronco Billy,
Play Misty for Me, Gran Torino, White Hunter Black Heart, Changeling, American Sniper, Sully

These films represent the best of Clint Eastwood career as a director.

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Post by: KC on June 23, 2018, 05:33:02 PM
Excellent list, Hocine!

Welcome to the Board, by the way.  8)
Title: Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
Post by: Hocine on June 24, 2018, 01:46:29 AM
Thank you very much, KC!  :)
That’s a great pleasure to be here talking about Clint Eastwood movies.