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Title: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Hocine on March 09, 2020, 10:44:45 AM
Hello everybody,
When reading an interesting article about the making of Richard Jewell, I learned that Clint is planning to shoot his next picture in Hawaii, in the end of next spring. Nothing was revealed about that project.
That article was published in Transfuge magazine, issue 136, February 2020, which is a French magazine on litterature, music, movies, art.
Jean-Paul Chaillet, a French reporter specialized in movies, spent a couple days on Richard Jewell movie set.
He visited many Clint Eastwood movies sets in the past.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Perry on March 09, 2020, 01:07:50 PM


Yeah well,... let's hope it's not another biography movie about King Kamehameha.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on March 09, 2020, 04:09:16 PM
Hello everybody,
When reading an interesting article about the making of Richard Jewell, I learned that Clint is planning to shoot his next picture in Hawaii, in the end of next spring. Nothing was revealed about that project.
That article was published in Transfuge magazine, issue 136, February 2020, which is a French magazine on litterature, music, movies, art.
Jean-Paul Chaillet, a French reporter specialized in movies, spent a couple days on Richard Jewell movie set.
He visited many Clint Eastwood movies sets in the past.

Well. I can't wait.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: honkytonkman on March 09, 2020, 04:13:31 PM
The Hawai project was Clint's previous project before he changed his mind because he had the opportunity to shoot "Richard Jewell". Nothing can confirm that he kept that project in mind . I have found only one source about this, but this is a good one (a Tim Moore interview) . Producer Tim Moore says: "I was scouting for another project in Hawaii and when I got home, Clint said, 'You better take off your Hawaiian shirt, we're going to Atlanta to shoot the story of Richard Jewell, now is the time to do it. You have to tell this story. "And without transition, we ended up in Atlanta to prepare for the shooting."

source (in French) : https://www.europe1.fr/culture/avec-le-cas-richard-jewell-clint-eastwood-revient-sur-le-destin-brise-dun-homme-suspecte-de-lattentat-des-jo-datlanta-3950316
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 09, 2020, 04:44:28 PM
Wasn’t there a nuclear bomb scare in Hawaii a few years back? Everyone got a text message that one of the islands was going to be hit in less than ten minutes.

Maybe that’s Clint’s next film?
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: honkytonkman on March 09, 2020, 06:45:43 PM
Wasn’t there a nuclear bomb scare in Hawaii a few years back? Everyone got a text message that one of the islands was going to be hit in less than ten minutes.

Maybe that’s Clint’s next film?


"There is a bomb in Centenial-Island … You've got 10 minutes."
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: batfunk2 on March 13, 2020, 10:12:00 AM
Wasn’t there a nuclear bomb scare in Hawaii a few years back? Everyone got a text message that one of the islands was going to be hit in less than ten minutes.

Maybe that’s Clint’s next film?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Hawaii_false_missile_alert

I don't think you have enough material to make a good movie with this.
By the way, on the subject of nuclear bomb crazyness, we've already had two masterpieces:Sidney Lumet's Fail-safe and Kubrick's How I learned to love the bomb..  :D
I hope it's not his next movie because we saw the result of poor material with 15:17 to Paris...  :(
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: AKA23 on March 13, 2020, 01:30:56 PM
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Hawaii_false_missile_alert

I don't think you have enough material to make a good movie with this.
By the way, on the subject of nuclear bomb crazyness, we've already had two masterpieces:Sidney Lumet's Fail-safe and Kubrick's How I learned to love the bomb..  :D
I hope it's not his next movie because we saw the result of poor material with 15:17 to Paris...  :(

I agree, but that's never really stopped Clint before! "Sully," "15:17 to Paris" and "Richard Jewell" didn't really have enough plot to justify an entire movie either, and he still made those! I do think that "Sully" and "Richard Jewell" were much better than "15:17 to Paris," but plot-heavy movies they were not.

I agree that this Hawaii bomb scare is very unlikely to be the focus of Clint's next project though.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: batfunk2 on March 13, 2020, 02:09:58 PM
Or Maybe it's about a retired Magnum P. I ... Clint  with  Hawaiian shirt and Moustache, can't wait!!!  ;D

(https://i.ibb.co/XVxsqrV/maxresdefault-2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/1bGqktb)
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: KC on March 13, 2020, 08:21:57 PM
"Hawaii Nine-O"?

(I wrote that in jest, alluding to his age, but it turns out that title was really used ... for a series of surfing videos from the '90s! :D)
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Gant on March 14, 2020, 04:46:16 AM
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Gant on March 14, 2020, 04:46:51 AM
I'm still hopeful for Firefox Down..
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Perry on March 14, 2020, 12:44:55 PM
          Personally I'm hoping Eastwood doesn't do another movie for a few years and ultimately does a movie with an edge...I was hoping He would had bought the rights to Davd Grann's book 'Killers Of The Flower Moon' which is based on the Osage murders that took place in the 1920's. It was a gripping historical story, but it looks like Scorsese is doing the movie.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Hocine on March 14, 2020, 03:07:37 PM
          Personally I'm hoping Eastwood doesn't do another movie for a few years and ultimately does a movie with an edge...I was hoping He would had bought the rights to Davd Grann's book 'Killers Of The Flower Moon' which is based on the Osage murders that took place in the 1930's. It was a gripping historical story, but it looks like Scorsese is doing the movie.

Yes, Martin Scorsese is planning to do ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’ with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.
John Edgar Hoover will be one of the main characters but I don’t know if DiCaprio will embody him again.

About Clint Eastwood, I’ll always be enthusiastic with a new movie project.
Of course, I would like to see him as an actor again.
I hope that he will return to fictional stories. But it’s up to him.
Anyway, I’m still curious about his projects. He did so many great movies.

Perry, I don’t think that Clint is able to wait for some years before making an other movie.
In fact, he is a workaholic. But I absolutely agree with you about the fact that Clint should do a movie with an edge.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: AKA23 on March 14, 2020, 07:28:15 PM
          Personally I'm hoping Eastwood doesn't do another movie for a few years and ultimately does a movie with an edge...I was hoping He would had bought the rights to Davd Grann's book 'Killers Of The Flower Moon' which is based on the Osage murders that took place in the 1920's. It was a gripping historical story, but it looks like Scorsese is doing the movie.

I agree that it would be nice to see something different from Clint which did have more of an edge, but he's 90 years old! He doesn't have a few years to wait before doing his next film! :)
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: KC on March 14, 2020, 08:21:41 PM
Actually, we hope he DOES have a few more years, or more if he wants, but we also hope he won't wait that long. Just in case. ;)
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Perry on March 15, 2020, 09:42:22 AM


      Well obviously Eastwood's age could play a factor in his future in doing movies...I'm aware of that. Also you have to consider the fact that since Million Dollar Baby only 4 or maybe 5 of his 14 or 15 movies he's made since then have been box office hits. Some movie studios might shy away from that as well. Eastwood might even go the route Scorsese did for cable with The Irishman. Who knows. 

Hard to believe this is my 1000th post. I thought I would had been thrown out of this website years ago.......
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Hocine on March 18, 2020, 04:20:00 AM

      Well obviously Eastwood's age could play a factor in his future in doing movies...I'm aware of that. Also you have to consider the fact that since Million Dollar Baby only 4 or maybe 5 of his 14 or 15 movies he's made since then have been box office hits. Some movie studios might shy away from that as well. Eastwood might even go the route Scorsese did for cable with The Irishman. Who knows. 

Hard to believe this is my 1000th post. I thought I would had been thrown out of this website years ago.......


      Well obviously Eastwood's age could play a factor in his future in doing movies...I'm aware of that. Also you have to consider the fact that since Million Dollar Baby only 4 or maybe 5 of his 14 or 15 movies he's made since then have been box office hits. Some movie studios might shy away from that as well. Eastwood might even go the route Scorsese did for cable with The Irishman. Who knows. 

Hard to believe this is my 1000th post. I thought I would had been thrown out of this website years ago.......

Congratulations for your 1000th post, Perry ! :)

Yes, after Million Dollar Baby, some Clint Eastwood movies were box office hits in America:
Gran Torino, American Sniper, Sully and The Mule.

Even if everything is possible, I don’t think that Clint would go to Netflix or Amazon in order to make a movie.
He’s part of Warner Bros’ history for a long time now.
So, I think that Warner Bros will support Clint projects, like WB supported Stanley Kubrick projects.
Christopher Nolan has that type of partnership with WB but he seems to be more blockbusters oriented.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: AKA23 on March 18, 2020, 02:51:36 PM
Congrats Perry. No one is going to throw you off of the site. That's just silly. I may not always agree with you, but I always appreciate your honesty and anticipate what you might say with interest.

I agree that it's unlikely Clint would go to Netflix. I think he's a traditionalist. He also doesn't seem to be particularly tech savvy, unless the technology can be used in moviemaking, like the use of IMAX cameras or the handheld cameras he uses while directing. I'd be surprised to see him go to a streaming platform, but I wouldn't have guessed Scorsese would either! I think Eastwood has made enough money for Warners that they'll likely keep financing his projects, since what might become a hit for Clint is kind of unpredictable, and his movies don't cost that much to make relative to other filmmakers
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on April 08, 2020, 02:02:53 AM
On Instagram, I asked Steve Campanelli whether we see another Clint Eastwood picture soon or not. and he replied: 'Not until the end of the year.'

 so, I guess that is a YES.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Perry on April 18, 2020, 03:21:40 PM


Wasn't Eastwood supposed to film a movie about Jessica Buchanan at one time?
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Hocine on April 19, 2020, 02:56:44 AM
On Instagram, I asked Steve Campanelli whether we see another Clint Eastwood picture soon or not. and he replied: 'Not until the end of the year.'

 so, I guess that is a YES.

That would be great.

Then Clint and his crew have to be able to start shooting this summer.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: AKA23 on April 19, 2020, 11:57:03 AM

Wasn't Eastwood supposed to film a movie about Jessica Buchanan at one time?

Yes, that was "Impossible Odds." Clint rarely goes back to movies he moves on from to make another film. He has done it before, most recently with "Richard Jewell," so it could happen. We'll have to wait and see. It also is unclear whether making a movie this summer will be feasible in our current environment.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Perry on April 19, 2020, 12:33:47 PM


Very true....
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Gant on April 28, 2020, 12:05:53 AM
We all know Clint likes to keep busy but we know has plenty of time to sift through scripts and carefully select his next project...
Something special I hope...
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 30, 2021, 01:21:08 PM
I wonder how long before the next project is announced?
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: LB13 on January 01, 2022, 04:46:40 AM
Clint's set to appear in that Betty White celebration, so that's one thing coming out in 2022 with his name in it at least
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: batfunk2 on January 01, 2022, 04:00:08 PM
I would have loved seeing Betty White playing with Clint, she was absoluteky  fantastic and hilarious as Catherine Piper in Boston Legal tv show :D


(https://i.ibb.co/GpxQx5G/boston-legal-lg.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Hocine on January 02, 2022, 12:43:52 AM
I wonder how long before the next project is announced?

Officially, no project has been announced yet.
A project on lawyer Clarence Darrow seems to be in pre-production but nothing is sure.
During the last years, Clint was used to shoot his films in late spring/summer or in fall.

What kind of films do you want Clint to make ?
Would you like to see him as an actor again ?
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: john snow/targaryan on January 02, 2022, 12:03:14 PM
Officially, no project has been announced yet.
A project on lawyer Clarence Darrow seems to be in pre-production but nothing is sure.
During the last years, Clint was used to shoot his films in late spring/summer or in fall.

What kind of films do you want Clint to make ?
Would you like to see him as an actor again ?

Clint has made it clear he doesn't do movies for box office or awards.
I believe he will direct again, acting would be a stretch.
Could happen with the right role, just wouldn't put money on it.
I would love to see him be a voice actor for an animated blockbuster.
He would never but it would be fun.
In the end analysis, whatever Clint does in front of or in back of the camera,
it's a blessing. We'll see what 2022 brings...
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: batfunk2 on January 02, 2022, 06:46:46 PM
Officially, no project has been announced yet.
A project on lawyer Clarence Darrow seems to be in pre-production but nothing is sure.
During the last years, Clint was used to shoot his films in late spring/summer or in fall.

What kind of films do you want Clint to make ?
Would you like to see him as an actor again ?

-action movie or thriller(short,harsh,dry as a bone)
-No thanks,don't wake up the mexican retired man >:D
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Hocine on January 04, 2022, 06:35:53 AM
-action movie or thriller(short,harsh,dry as a bone)
-No thanks,don't wake up the mexican retired man >:D

Even if many people think that Cry Macho should be his last acting job, I would not be surprised if he announced that for his next film, he would be involved as an actor and as a director both. Retirement is definitely not in his DNA.

However, I would be curious to see him directing a western with a great Hollywood cast, in which he would stay behind the camera. Making a western without him as the star would be unusual and interesting.

That Clarence Darrow project is not so exciting at this point but if he decided to make it, why not ?
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: batfunk2 on January 04, 2022, 10:13:00 AM
Eastwood has his own way, but as I said, he is a nonagenarian  man., so he should taking in account that fact. Nick Schenk, as good as screenwriter he is, didn't succeed in turning Clint in a 50 years old man...

Personally, I'm fed up with Real stories but once again, he proved me wrong with The Mule and Richard Jewell... So Clint, do whatever you want, i will always go to movie theater watching your movies :-)
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Hocine on January 04, 2022, 04:18:19 PM
I agree with the fact that I will always be enthusiastic about Clint's work. He is among the actors and the directors who fed and shaped my cinephilia.

The Mule was more fictional than expected, even if it was inspired by Leo Sharp's real life story. With that film, Clint seemed to talk about himself before talking about Leo Sharp.

It's the same thing with White Hunter Black Heart: Clint was supposed to play director John Huston but he also talked about himself and his vision of cinema.

Anyway, I hope that we will have some good news about his next project.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: LB13 on January 05, 2022, 10:47:37 AM
I don't think I have a specific kind of film I'd like Clint to make - if anything, I'd like it to be something I wouldn't like to see, something that challenges both him and the audience. For instance, I was never one for those hero stories where somebody in real life does something good and they make a movie about this person where it's just filled with pathos and heroism and dramatic music... and then Clint made American Sniper, then he did Sully, Richard Jewell, all movies where he doesn't just spend 2 hours saying how incredible these guys are and have been their entire lives, he makes them into real people with different sides to them, some good, some bad, and it's up for the audience to decide whether they like them or not. That's his thing, always proving your initial assumptions wrong, challenging your views, challenging himself artistically, so for his next project I don't have a set expectation other than I hope to be astounded again.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: AKA23 on January 05, 2022, 12:03:02 PM
I'd love to see him act again, but after seeing "Cry Macho," I don't know if he will be able to do so.

I'd like to not see another true life story, but given his track record recently, that's most likely to be his next project.

I think Hocine's idea of him directing a western that he does not appear in with an all star cast is very interesting, but I doubt he'll ever do another western again after "Unforgiven," even if only as a director. He'll never be able to top the critical reception of that film, and historical place within the genre, and I think he knows that. "Cry Macho" although billed as a neo-western, really was not a western, so "Unforgiven" is still his definitive commentary on that genre, and I think it's likely to remain so.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Hocine on January 06, 2022, 04:44:09 PM
I agree with AKA23 about the fact that Cry Macho is definitely not a western.
I see Cry Macho like a piece companion to The Mule.

The neo-westerns that I like are Sam Peckinpah?s Junior Bonner with Steve McQueen, David Miller?s Lonely are the Braves with Kirk Douglas and Martin Ritt?s Hud with Paul Newman.

Unforgiven remains Clint?s last western and probably his best film.
However, it seems forgotten today.
When I talk about Clint to some people, who don?t consider themselves like fans of his films, they never quote Unforgiven. Generally, Gran Torino, Million Dollar Baby and the Dollars trilogy are the films which are the most quoted.
Some people see Clint as a western actor first and think that he is not so convincing in other film genres.

About his next project, he would probably make an other biopic, if he did not appear in.
His films are more fictional, when he is the star. Probably because Clint is bigger than life.
When Clint is the star, it is his screen persona that feeds his films, not real life stories.
When Clint is not the star, his films are based on real life stories.

No?l Simsolo, who is the author of one of the best Clint films studies in French language, has an interesting theory about Clint films: he thinks that in the first part of his directing career, Clint was obsessed with characters who come from death and in the second part of his directing career, Clint is obsessed with characters who go to death.
He liked Cry Macho and thinks that the Mexican little town where Mike Milo and Rafo stopped at, is just the kingdom of death.

Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: AKA23 on January 07, 2022, 07:50:21 AM
Hocine, it's interesting that you say that many audience members, who are not big Clint fans, don't typically reference "Unforgiven" when discussing his work. I think that's likely due to it being a 30 year old film, while "Million Dollar Baby" and "Gran Torino" were made much more recently. I think I like the idea of "Unforgiven" being his last Western because I think it's a great capper to his career as a Western star. This is mostly because I tend to think of his films thematically, and pay a lot of attention to the evolving arc of his films on that level. I don't think another Western would have the same impact, or serve as such a perfect commentary on the genre as a whole, but I do also see the appeal of doing one with an all-star cast.

It's primarily for this reason that I still believe that he should have stopped acting after "Gran Torino". It would have been the perfect capper to his career as an actor, and if you look at the films he has  made since, "Trouble with the Curve," "The Mule," and "Cry Macho," none have even come close to the critical reception of "Gran Torino," and thematically, they also pale in comparison. Walt Kowalski is one of his best characters, the film has one of his best performances, and the death of his character also serves as a very effective symbolic death of his role as an action star. It also reinforced one of his long-standing themes by showing the deleterious consequences of violence, even when it is used to achieve noble ends, and the redemptive power of restraint and sacrifice. It was unlikely that he'd be able to do another film that served as such a perfect commentary on his career, since he was at that time 78, and now that we have the benefit of the passage of time, and witnessing the roles that came after it, I'd argue has proven this to be even more true. 
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Hocine on January 10, 2022, 06:52:53 PM
I agree with you, AKA23
Gran Torino could have been a perfect last acting role for Clint, his swan song.
Like John Wayne and his last film, The Shootist, directed by Don Siegel.
Indeed, Walt Kowalski was a great role for Clint, probably his last iconic role.
The Get off my lawn scene is an echo of the Make my day scene in Sudden Impact.
He was even named Best Actor by the National Board of Review but seemed snubbed by the Academy Awards.
Maybe Gran Torino was seen as a variation of Million Dollar Baby.
Then, the Academy Awards would not have considered necessary to give Clint a Best Actor Oscar nomination.
After Million Dollar Baby, Clint thought that he was done with acting. He even turned down the leading role of In the Valley of Elah, directed by Paul Haggis. Tommy Lee Jones eventually took the part and got a Best Actor Oscar nomination.
Gran Torino works like a medley of some of his most important roles: the Man with No Name, Harry Callahan, Josey Wales, Ben Shockley, Bronco Billy, Red Stovall, Preacher, Thomas Highway, William Munny and Frankie Dunn.
However, I was happy to see Clint acting again.
Trouble with the Curve was ok but in the acting department, it was more an Amy Adams film than a Clint film, although it was a Malpaso production. The Mule was easily Clint best role since Gran Torino. And Cry Macho was better than Trouble with the Curve. I think that I would not take a big risk, if I said that Clint career is behind him now.
But honestly, I would love to be wrong about that last statement.
Since Unforgiven, Clint seemed to have never stopped to say good bye to his audience.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Peter Greenhill on March 20, 2022, 02:53:41 PM
Here we are in mid-March with no new project announced so it looks like nothing for 2022. If Cry Macho was the end well one has to say that at nearly 92, Clint has earnt the right to call it a day and put his feet up. What a fantastic career and how amazing to keep working into his 90s. However, if Clint does make another movie as director and/or actor, I'll be there to warch it in the cinema as usual.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 20, 2022, 08:17:19 PM
Here we are in mid-March with no new project announced so it looks like nothing for 2022.

Clint typically takes less than six weeks to shoot a film. It could be June before he announcing another project and it still could be release it before 2023. 8)
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: LB13 on March 21, 2022, 04:48:05 PM
If there's one thing I know about Clint Eastwood, it's that he doesn't just sit back. Always active, whatever the form.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Hocine on March 22, 2022, 10:59:20 AM
When Cry Macho was released, Clint stated that he had no project.
However, an article from Variety announced on April 15, 2021, that Malpaso is making Conviction for Warner Bros.
That project is about that famous lawyer, Clarence Darrow.
It could be still in development.
At this point, nothing says that it will be his next project.
During these last years, Clint shot his films in summer or in fall.
I hope that he will be back.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: SamanMoradkhani on September 20, 2022, 01:42:36 AM
hello everyone,
it's been almost 2 years and yet there is no word on Clint's next project. this total silence made me to take it on twitter and asked his publicist, SUZANNE, what Eastwood is busy with right now. She said that a film and a documentary have been finalized at WB. She continued that she can provide no more information on the matter.

I can't say for sure that this account is legit. But I really hope that this is true. what do you think?
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Gant on September 20, 2022, 08:52:28 AM
That would be great news indeed if true..
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Hocine on September 20, 2022, 01:22:11 PM
Well, I hope that we will have some good news before the end of this year.
Warner Bros seems so messy today. Then, we have to be patient.
On the other hand, I would understand if Clint wanted to slow down and spend time with his family, his children and grandchildren.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: antonis on September 21, 2022, 08:01:45 AM
hello everyone,
it's been almost 2 years and yet there is no word on Clint's next project. this total silence made me to take it on twitter and asked his publicist, SUZANNE, what Eastwood is busy with right now. She said that a film and a documentary have been finalized at WB. She continued that she can provide no more information on the matter.

I can't say for sure that this account is legit. But I really hope that this is true. what do you think?

Just read an insta post about Mr Eastwood attending a doc film premiere.He is refereed as the narrator  of the documentary, the subject of which is the Monteray Bay National Marine Sanctuary. I suppose this is the doc mentioned from "Suzanne" and expect further good news asap😀
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: SamanMoradkhani on September 21, 2022, 10:19:21 AM
Just read an insta post about Mr Eastwood attending a doc film premiere.He is refereed as the narrator  of the documentary, the subject of which is the Monteray Bay National Marine Sanctuary. I suppose this is the doc mentioned from "Suzanne" and expect further good news asap😀

That's awesome   :)
that marks the second documentary that Eastwood is narrating in 2022. Amazing for this guy. Waiting for good news  :D
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Perry on September 22, 2022, 01:42:31 PM


Let's hope Eastwood's next film is not about Clarence Darrow. About 24 people if that many would go see that. I'm not even including the people in the website...
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Hocine on September 23, 2022, 02:28:38 AM

Let's hope Eastwood's next film is not about Clarence Darrow. About 24 people if that many would go see that. I'm not even including the people in the website...

According to IMDb, that Clarence Darrow's film, called Convicton, is still in development status.
Then, this is unlikely his next film.
Anyway, I agree with you, Perry: after two box office failures, Clint should make an entertaining and crowd-pleasing film.
A project which could attract some A-list stars.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: SamanMoradkhani on October 03, 2022, 12:10:37 AM
Apparently Clint Eastwood was on Twitter last night answering questions from his fans via Suzanne's official account. My question was answered by legend himself, I hope. Hallelujah.
İ asked about his next project and this was his answer:

"Hello. I do have a project that's just been finalized. We are in the development stages there. Suzanne keeps my Schedule busy. Thanks for your Question."

Suzanne told me in an another occasion that this project won't happen until next year.

What's your take on this.
İ cannot wait more. 🥲
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: AKA23 on October 03, 2022, 06:25:44 AM
Saman, thanks for posting about this. I don't have Twitter, but I think that we would all like to read the questions and answers from Eastwood. Would it be possible for you to copy and paste, and/or screenshot those for us and post to this thread?

I do know that there are several Twitter accounts purporting to be from Eastwood, but I don't think any of them are his, as one of his daughters said in the past that he doesn't do social media or have Twitter. I am somewhat skeptical that Eastwood would do this, as I can't recall him ever interacting with his fans in this way before, but I assume this Twitter account is a verified account from his publicist. Is that correct?
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: SamanMoradkhani on October 03, 2022, 12:22:17 PM
Saman, thanks for posting about this. I don't have Twitter, but I think that we would all like to read the questions and answers from Eastwood. Would it be possible for you to copy and paste, and/or screenshot those for us and post to this thread?

I do know that there are several Twitter accounts purporting to be from Eastwood, but I don't think any of them are his, as one of his daughters said in the past that he doesn't do social media or have Twitter. I am somewhat skeptical that Eastwood would do this, as I can't recall him ever interacting with his fans in this way before, but I assume this Twitter account is a verified account from his publicist. Is that correct?
İ guess it is AKA23. SUZANNE posts time to time some official written announcements with Maplaso logo amd Eastwood's signature on it. Of she wasn't Eastwood's legal representative it would be a felony doing this.
Regarding all the questions and answers, sure, I'll do it with screenshots soon.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: LB13 on October 04, 2022, 05:12:59 AM
It took some digging through everybody's opinion on Clint Eastwood's joke from 50 years ago (RIP Sacheen Littlefeather), but I managed to find this account, which advertises itself as belonging to Malpaso and being managed by a Suzanne, supposedly Clint's publicist: https://twitter.com/sue_filmMalpaso

The tweets there are protected, meaning I cannot see them without the approval of the owner of this account. I've sent my request, we'll see what happens. Overall though, it doesn't look too professional - the account name is hardly elegant (Clint Eastwood Official_Malpaso Productions. instead of something simple like Malpaso Productions or just Malpaso), no blue tick signifying it's an official verified account (though not all official accounts have them), handle is something weird to spell out (@sue_filmMalpaso instead of something easier to type and remember, like @Malpaso or @MalpasoProd), the bio is written sloppily with inconsistent interpunction, and so on. And in general, what sense does it make for a promotional account to protect its tweets? I thought it's supposed to reach as many people as possible.

Well, I guess it's not entirely out of the question that it is in fact an official account; maybe it's just that the people at the company are not very familiar with social media. Who knows. Clint has said he has never sent an e-mail in his life, so perhaps hiring social media specialists is not exactly his forte. I'll wait and see if I get approval - currently, the account has around 1 000 followers.

Next up: Clint Eastwood on TikTok! 
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: AKA23 on October 04, 2022, 09:27:45 AM
LB, thanks for this additional digging and analysis. As I stated, I am skeptical that this account is real, but we don't really know. That's part of why I asked Saman to post the screen shots of the questions and answers, which I think he's planning on doing, so we could analyze whether this sounded like him or not. It just seems odd that at 92 he has all the sudden decided to start communicating with his fans, and doing so on Twitter, when he doesn't even have an account and historically hasn't engaged on social media. He also doesn't tend to announce new projects, even in an informal way, without talking about the details of the project, and usually doesn't do so until shortly before filming begins.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Hocine on October 04, 2022, 01:45:10 PM
Hi everyone,
Apparently, according to the Clint Eastwood Forever Twitter account, another Clint Eastwood Q&A session will be hosted by The Official Clint Eastwood Twitter account, this Friday.

Though I do not have a Twitter account, I was able to copy and paste this:

Clint Eastwood Forever
@ClintForever
?
3 oct.
Due to popular demand The Official Clint Eastwood Twitter account will be hosting another Clint Eastwood Q&A session on Friday 7th October. Request to follow
@sue_filmMalpaso
 and submit your question for Clint.
Join us 4pm US time / Midnight UK
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: LB13 on October 04, 2022, 04:47:34 PM
I have now got access to this account's tweets and I'm able to see the transcript from the latest supposed Q&A session.

I don't know, very few things seem in place - why would he be doing this now? Why is the text formatting so terrible? But the answers themselves, they're not so bad. At the very least this is someone who is familiar with Clint's body of work and persona. The responses are usually short, concise, laconic even - for instance, somebody asks "why have you never made a film with this particular actor?", the account responds something like "the right project never came up". Sounds his style. Short, to the point, undramatic. When asked about favorite films he made, the account mentions Unforgiven and Josey Wales, which I believe I've seen Eastwood actually say. Speaking about favorite actors that they worked with, they mention Meryl Streep - again, a sentiment I believe Clint shares. Most of these questions relate to things he's already mentioned in earlier interviews, so someone could absolutely just be a pretty good Eastwood fan, but the account also mentions Count Basie as being his idol, which I don't think I've ever seen before.

I don't suspect Clint Eastwood of ever being within a 10 feet radius of a computer keyboard, so even if it is him, my guess is he'd have somebody type it out for him (as he has said he does with e-mails). I suppose that could potentially explain the spelling mistakes. There's also this tone of understatement that's prevalent in the responses, even more so than with Clint's usual way of speaking. But other than that, it looks okay. The details match up. The types of phrases and grammatical constructions match up. They are the important factors. The few things I found somewhat striking were the account's use of the word movie - I've always associated Clint with saying film more often - and an answer to a question about the Dollars trilogy poncho saying it was selected by Sergio Leone. I'm not sure about the true answer, but maybe some of you have better sources.

As for the account itself, I have to admit they seem to be in possession of some very rare Eastwood-related material. Watermarked photos and videos of Clint playing golf (which look all recent), of him attending premieres, galas, meetings, and even feeding his goose. I don't know, but it looks pretty real. And they're not even trying to sell me anything - usually, with fake accounts they try to reach as many people as possible and/or scam them into buying something. This account doesn't do that. So either they're playing some genius long game of scamming, or they're just not scamming.

And yes, they're planning to do another Q&A session on Friday, October 7th, "4PM-5PM USA time" (I take it they mean California time), with a plan to start gathering questions on Wednesday. We'll see. I guess it doesn't hurt to try.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Hocine on October 05, 2022, 01:35:28 AM
Thank you, LB13

Indeed, those answers sound pretty good.

Among the musicians that Clint admired, Count Basie was occasionally mentioned by him, along with Charlie Parker and Lester Young.

Among the films he directed, Unforgiven and The Outlaw Josey Wales are surely his favorite ones, along with Bird, The Bridges of Madison County, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby and Letters From Iwo Jima. Sometimes, he also mentioned Bronco Billy. Honkytonk Man and A Perfect World would be among his personal favorites, though less mentioned that the others. Magnum Force would be his favorite Dirty Harry film.

In the early 1980s, Clint believed that Dirty Harry and The Outlaw Josey Wales were his best acting performances.

Yes, he liked working with some actors like Meryl Streep, Gene Hackman or Morgan Freeman.






Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: LB13 on October 05, 2022, 07:54:11 AM
They've just added a new tweet asking followers for any messages they have for Clint. He's supposed to come on at 3pm California time (roughly 7 hours from when I'm typing this). Not a Q&A session, since that's coming Friday. I remain unconvinced, but hey - maybe, just maybe, it is actually him.

On a side note, is this still the right topic to be discussing this Twitter account? I saw Speer started another one in General Discussion that talked about it. Hell, they even found that account before I did. Maybe that's where we could move to keep this topic here related to Clint's future projects.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: AKA23 on October 05, 2022, 03:56:52 PM
Since Eastwood was supposed to be on twitter today, did anyone log on? Did they show him on there at the scheduled time?

This is definitely one of the more intriguing conversations we've had on here in recent years. The description of the account states that Suzanne is Clint Eastwood's "film editor." That's not true. Joel Cox is his film editor and has been for decades. Also, I thought I've heard Clint say several times that he bought the poncho himself, not Sergio Leone, but I researched a bit and it seems like there may have been more than one of the ponchos, one purchased by Clint, the other by Leone.

Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: LB13 on October 06, 2022, 01:24:00 AM
Nobody came at the scheduled time. As far as I can see, there was some activity from the account, which liked some tweets, but none of the messages that people submitted for "Clint".

And yes, I also thought the poncho was picked by Eastwood himself, not Leone. Where did you find that description that says Suzanne is his film editor, though, AKA23? The only thing I see in the Twitter bio is that she's supposed to be his "publicist and representative".
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: AKA23 on October 06, 2022, 07:05:45 AM
As I've stated before, I don't have Twitter, so don't know what the page actually contains when you are accepted to the page, but I saw this announced by another user, and the description appears to state the editor claim. This is in the narrative description, if you click on the photo.

https://twitter.com/ClintForever/status/1577738080357851136/photo/1
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: LB13 on October 06, 2022, 11:43:54 AM
You're right, AKA23 - this document has appeared on the official account itself and it does state that Suzanne is his "film editor here at Malpaso", when we know that Clint's film editor has for years been Joel Cox. That's definitely suspicious. Could it possibly mean that Suzanne is the one who edits the short videos that the account uploads, like that one where it's just Clint feeding a goose? They're all watermarked and everything, maybe it's that.

I'm still not sure. I've also found that the account uploaded a photo of Malpaso's front door decorated with pumpkins for October. It looks like the actual building, and I've searched the Internet with Google Lens and didn't find any matching images, which suggests it wasn't stolen from somewhere else (though I can't be sure, Google Lens is not that accurate just yet). There's also numerous pictures of Clint with the woman who's supposed to be Suzanne, taken throughout the years on different occasions like film premieres, and I don't think they show any of his regular collaborators like Deborah Hopper.

Still no information on these "messages for Clint", but the account is now taking questions for the Q&A session, slated to happen on Friday 4pm US Pacific time.

Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Speer on October 06, 2022, 02:07:39 PM
Everything it's so weird. I still don't know what to think.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: LB13 on October 06, 2022, 02:37:33 PM
I agree. This is truly one of the most bizarre things I've seen on Twitter.

Now I see that Clint's supposed niece Jenny also has an account on the platform, followed by and following sue_filmMalpaso. On one of her screenshots, it says 17:12, which - assuming it was uploaded shortly after being taken - would suggest she's in the UTC+0 time zone. Now that whole Jenny account is a red flag, but she has also uploaded unique photos of not just Clint, but the entire Eastwood family - I checked and most of these can be found on the Internet, but that's still pretty rare for somebody to find.  People are sharing various posters and videos promoting the account - and by "people" I mean regular fans, who don't seem to be affiliated with Sue at all.

So many questions remain: if this is a scam, what is it scamming for? If it was just for the follows (as many of those fake accounts are), why would they keep the account private? If it was just to fool some people, why take so much effort? Where do all these photos come from?

I don't know. At least it keeps us talking.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Christopher on October 06, 2022, 04:14:44 PM
As I've been reading through this over the last several days, I've been skeptical as well about it being Eastwood's twitter account. Unless, as mentioned already, it was run by an Eastwood publicist or something. I don't see Eastwood being on Twitter himself. Does Twitter also do the little check marks for verified accounts?
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: AKA23 on October 06, 2022, 04:41:48 PM
Definitely agree. Very bizarre situation.

There are very few reasons I could see Clint wanting to establish his own Twitter account, even through his publicist. The only reason that I can think of that Clint would do this is to remain in control of his image and ensure that the public is not being misled. By having the account through his publicist, he could ensure that people knew all other accounts were fake and not from him. He does have an interest in maintaining his image, and people not using his likeness for financial and their own gain, as he just won a couple of lawsuits when a cannibis company (I believe) posted that he had endorsed their products, when he had not. But, on the other hand, fake Twitter accounts pretending to be Eastwood's have been going on for years, so what is different now that he would decide now is the time to change that? The account also has around 1,000 followers, which is crazy for someone of Eastwood's stature. If it were a real account, I'd expect hundreds of thousands, at the very least, if not millions, of followers. Also, if the goal is to be his official Twitter account, why is it private? That also doesn't make sense. What advantage is there to doing that? They can't be doing an investigation on each person who requests access, so why is it not public? For publicity purposes alone, a public account would be more impactful and tailored to the purpose.

Twitter does have verified accounts, with blue check marks, but I don't know the rules around how that is determined and what the process and criteria is for verification. 

I may have to register for twitter just to check this out, but many of you have done that, and you still don't really have a clear inclination if its his or not.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: LB13 on October 06, 2022, 11:36:47 PM
Yes, Christopher, Twitter does have check marks for verified accounts (commonly called blue ticks) - however, in one of the posters sue_filmMalpaso have released, it states that they have to have a website and not be a private account. They do not have a website and really want to remain a private account (since Clint is a "private person" or something, they say). Well, at least they're not dodging the question. And yeah, I don't suspect Clint, who has never sent an e-mail in his life, to suddenly start a Twitter account, let alone run it by himself. As far as I know, this used to be strictly Suzanne's account that they then decided to transform into an official Malpaso account.

As to why, I have no idea. Could it be that it was what one of his people came up with and he just went along? Trying to boost popularity before the next film, especially with how Cry Macho turned out? I don't know.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Gant on October 07, 2022, 12:06:39 AM
Ive been accepted and am reading through some of the questions people are leaving for Clint ..
I have to say that the photos are quite convincing..
Were any of us aware of this lady prior to this Twitter account ? Going by the photographs her connection to Clint appears
authentic..
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: honkytonkman on October 07, 2022, 04:47:48 PM
My investigations :

there is well a person named Suzanne who works as Eastwood's publicist . Look here : https://bookingagentinfo.com/celebrity/clint-eastwood/

And I think that Suzanne is indeed the woman that you can see on the pics posted on this weird twitter account. They aren't fake. Proof is here, on that video taken in 2009 at the Lumi?re Festival in Lyon, France. Look at 0'22'' : https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xav67i

But nothing can prove that everything else isn't fake. Somebody (in her family ?) could have stolen some private material (photos, videos) to her, and use it in a very inappropriate way.

I was pretty sure that this "Clint Eastwood Official@Malpaso" account was everything but official, and that this account was not created by Suzanne, nor was it managed by her. ...until I saw the recent pictures of Clint at a Gala in Monterey and made the connection with a photo of the twitter account (see my next messages). It's really incredible...
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: honkytonkman on October 07, 2022, 05:13:16 PM
She appears in Cannes in 1988 (look at 1'30'') : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AaF0txStg0


Suzanne appears also here, in Cannes in 2003 (look at 0'34'') : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffH0oFgBN04

She was'nt young in 2003 , I think that she's close to Clint's age. And so , if we suppose that she's still alive (no evidence), it should be really strange to create a twitter account at an advanced age, even to testify her friendship or partnership with Clint.

Yet this is what Suzanne (or ....? who else ? ) invites us to believe, so why not ?
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: honkytonkman on October 07, 2022, 06:19:46 PM
But there is nevertheless something very convincing : the gala photo here : https://twitter.com/sue_filmMalpaso/status/1571571263088230400 . It was posted on Suzane's twitter page on septembre 18th 2022, and introduced this way : "Selfie Shot of The Boss on the way to the Gala. He very rarely lets me take Selfies of him but he was in a good mood last night."

I made some research, and I found that Eastwood was indeed in a gala in Monterey on september 17th 2022, just a few days ago, and he was wearing the same costume as in Suzanne's pic. https://montereybayfoundation.org/event/sea-stars-gala-2022/

Just look at that: https://marinesanctuary.org/montereybayfoundation/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2022/09/97A3317-Edit-2-700x467.jpg?_ga=2.38644003.1480764272.1665191198-48440918.1665191198

...and that : https://marinesanctuary.org/montereybayfoundation/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2022/09/IMG_2228-700x874.jpg?_ga=2.142379698.1480764272.1665191198-48440918.1665191198

...and ... https://marinesanctuary.org/montereybayfoundation/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2022/09/D_12179-700x467.jpg?_ga=2.76310933.1480764272.1665191198-48440918.1665191198

...and ...https://marinesanctuary.org/montereybayfoundation/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2022/09/D_12173-700x467.jpg?_ga=2.51727017.1480764272.1665191198-48440918.1665191198

...and https://www.flickr.com/photos/184986642@N07/52386397065/in/album-72177720302412721/ ..and https://www.flickr.com/photos/184986642@N07/52386397345/in/album-72177720302412721/ ...and https://www.flickr.com/photos/184986642@N07/52385027202/in/album-72177720302412721/ ... and https://www.flickr.com/photos/184986642@N07/52385037322/in/album-72177720302412721/
...and https://www.flickr.com/photos/184986642@N07/52386273479/in/album-72177720302412721/ ...and https://www.flickr.com/photos/184986642@N07/52386273609/in/album-72177720302412721/ ...and https://www.flickr.com/photos/184986642@N07/52386397960/in/album-72177720302412721/ ...and https://www.flickr.com/photos/184986642@N07/52386205448/in/album-72177720302412721/ ...and https://www.flickr.com/photos/184986642@N07/52386398140/in/album-72177720302412721/

....or in one page : https://www.flickr.com/photos/184986642@N07/albums/72177720302412721/with/52386205448/




Now I'm really questionning about the authenticity of this twitter account ... Just for the fans .... Really ?

It looks really as an attempt, for Eastwood in his old days, to communicate directly with his fans..., via his publicist ...
Already, in Cry Macho, via the character of the young boy, Rafo, it is somewhat to the youngest generation of his fans that he speaks: the teenagers who are now discovering his films, old and new.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: LB13 on October 08, 2022, 01:29:18 AM
Thank you for your investigation, honkytonkman. That gala photo is sure striking - maybe it's taken from somebody's Instagram (after all, there were other people attending), but even then, what about those recordings of Clint playing golf and feeding geese?

Meanwhile, the Q&A took place and "Clint" answered new questions. They mostly follow the same playbook - keep working hard, do what you think is best, you know the deal. Some of the answers that I found somewhat surprising include:

1) "Clint" says they first met Lee Van Cleef in Universal in the 1950s, when they were both contract players there. Was Van Cleef ever a contract player at Universal?
2) "Clint" says his favorite director is Steven Spielberg. Really? I was expecting John Ford, or Howard Hawks. Maybe he understood it as living director.
3) "Clint" says he thinks the inspiration for Leo DiCaprio's character in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood was Steve McQueen, not him. I guess it's not that far off to assume he has seen the film, but still - we rarely see him talk about recent pictures that are not his own.
4) Asked why he never wrote a script, "Clint" says he had great script writers (a standard Clint answer), but that he did rewrite some of them. Now that's something I did not expect. Did he mean he had somebody rewrite them? That's still somewhat strange.

Either way, unless we see Suzanne upload a picture or a recording of Clint in which he acknowledges the account, I don't think we are ever going to confirm its authenticity. Maybe if one of his relatives with social media presence sees it, they might also be able to say who's right. Then again, why haven't they endorsed the account already?
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: AKA23 on October 08, 2022, 06:34:59 AM
The million dollar question is this. Has this account posted any information that was not already available in the public domain, or announced any news in advance of when it was released to the public? Photos, videos, and other media can be found from elsewhere on the Internet and posted to the site.  I think short of a video from Clint announcing the site (why haven't they done that, if this is his account?), or someone like Scott Eastwood posting to encourage his followers to join (Scott has a Twitter account. Why has he not posted about this, if it's a genuine account?),  the answer to this question is the best way to figure this out.

There are definitely some inaccuracies here. Most obviously, Joel Cox is Eastwood's editor, not Suzane. Also, I'd be very surprised if Eastwood would answer that his favorite director was one that was still working today. Lee Van Cleef was, in fact, a contract player at universal. I don't think Eastwood has ever rewritten an entire script, but he has made changes to scripts. For example, "Unforgiven." These were changes he ultimately decide not to include in the film, but he still rewrote scenes in the script.

Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: LB13 on October 08, 2022, 09:52:01 AM
I don't think they've released any information that wasn't already somewhere on the Internet to be found. Maybe something to do with these documentaries that Clint has been involved in recently, but I don't know the exact timelines. Could be dismissed as "they didn't have anything new to release" I guess. Same with none of his actual children endorsing the page - "they're all adults with their own lives, they don't even have to know their father even is on Twitter now".

They have released photos and videos, however, that I haven't found anywhere else, including those of Malpaso's front door decorated for Halloween, and of Clint playing golf and feeding geese. There's also that picture of him, which Suzanne calls a selfie, that she supposedly took at a recent gala, that honkytonkman mentioned. If anyone could find that picture somewhere else - say, the Instagram page of somebody who was at the party who took it - that would pretty much solve the case. 
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: LB13 on October 08, 2022, 10:13:39 AM
The account has changed its handle to @ClintOfficial_. It's not known as @sue_filmMalpaso anymore.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: honkytonkman on October 08, 2022, 03:53:26 PM
...and there is now a text supposedly written by Clint Eastwood, encouraging fans to follow this twitter page, and arguing the authenticity of this account.

What is really disturbing is that, if you believe this is a fake account, so you have to accept the idea that it should be a superfan who only publishes very rare, if not impossible to find, photos and videos of Eastwood.

And the photos of Suzane with him are also disturbing. Frankly I follow Clint's activities since more than 30 years, and I know there is an incredible sum of photo material ... But I'm familiar with that material and I have never seen anywhere else those of Clint with Suzanne posted on this account. And it looks like these photos were taken only for Suzanne's private souvenirs.
That's the case for almost all examples below, particularly the 5th. Exception with 6th and 8th : they could have been published in the press of the time.


                      1. Lyon 2009 https://twitter.com/sue_filmMalpaso/status/1575585343667326976 and https://twitter.com/ClintOfficial_/status/1569727282838659074 and https://twitter.com/sue_filmMalpaso/status/1569723648184918021
                      2. Cannes 2003 https://twitter.com/ClintOfficial_/status/1572627517600829442
                      3. Paris 2007 https://twitter.com/ClintOfficial_/status/1572627517600829442
                      4. Cannes 2008 (?) https://twitter.com/ClintOfficial_/status/1569348119778689025
                      5. ? 2007 https://twitter.com/ClintOfficial_/status/1568272563276578816
                      6. Cannes 1988 https://twitter.com/ClintOfficial_/status/1565019949499908098 (took at the same time that this one : https://static1.purepeople.com/articles/5/31/69/85/@/4490438-clint-eastwood-et-sondra-locke-a-cannes-950x0-1.jpg)
                      7. Probably a recent one https://twitter.com/ClintOfficial_/status/1563926720163577859
                      8. Cannes 2008 https://twitter.com/ClintOfficial_/status/1561439855141621760  (very close to that one https://c8.alamy.com/compfr/2d183h6/cast-member-angelina-jolie-c-arrives-with-u-s-director-clint-eastwood-r-and-brad-pitt-before-the-screening-of-the-exchange-at-the-61st-cannes-film-festival-may-20-2008-reuters-jean-paul-pelissier-france-2d183h6.jpg)
                     
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: honkytonkman on October 08, 2022, 04:25:26 PM
However Suzanne pretend to have taken that photo in 2019 https://twitter.com/ClintOfficial_/status/1571190349934071809, and it's findable here : https://www.shutterstock.com/editorial/image-editorial/clint-eastwood-attends-'indian-horse'-screening-2019-10158749c
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: honkytonkman on October 09, 2022, 03:37:19 AM
Now I'm really convinced we are facing fake accounts. This counts for the so-called "Suzanne" and for the so-called "niece Jenny" .
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: LB13 on October 09, 2022, 05:49:59 AM
That whole statement by "Clint" is just strange in my opinion.

Now, the account is being transformed from a private Malpaso account to a public Clint Eastwood account. Suzanne says it will revolve around Clint and not Malpaso (or something, I don't think I quite understand what she means). She hopes Clint will still be a part of it. She hopes? Didn't she get clearance from him to do this?

She doesn't want to upload a picture or a short video of Clint confirming the account's authenticity, because Clint is "private" and "wouldn't allow himself to be filmed". Unless it's him playing golf I guess, which she uploads regularly. Asked why she doesn't film herself (since Suzanne is in all those pictures with Eastwood), she says she would have to get it approved by Clint. The account going public theoretically allows the blue tick procedure (the official Twitter verification), but apparently it would also need a website, which Malpaso doesn't currently have. I imagine that's gonna be an excuse.

Well, this thing is only getting more interesting.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: LB13 on October 09, 2022, 06:29:10 AM
And now they've changed their handle to @ClintOfficial30. I suppose 30 stands for 1930, Clint's year of birth.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Macpherson on October 09, 2022, 08:33:02 AM
Hi AKA23.....
I came across "Sue@_Malpaso" back in August and requested to join.
That happened and I've been following the ins and outs both there and on here ever since.
I posted the reply she gave me regarding Clint's next project and have been waiting for updates.
It's certainly intriguing but like members on here I have no personal knowledge of her.
If I hear anything pertinent to the situation I will certainly let you all know...
Regards......
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: AKA23 on October 09, 2022, 11:25:18 AM
Thanks for clarifying this Macpherson. I appreciate the work of LB and honkytonkman and everyone else who investigated this. I think we may be getting to the bottom of this. So, if this account is fake, and it seems like a lot of us feel that it likely is, that means there is likely no new project that Clint is planning on directing next year that he's arranged with Warner Bros, so it's still been two years since his last announced project. That's very disappointing and not good news.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: honkytonkman on October 09, 2022, 01:57:43 PM
Take a look at the whole conversation here, and each of you, you'll be convinced that this is a fake twitter account, and that the so-called "Suzanne" is not the real Suzanne, Clint's publicist. Somebody uses her name and photos. Same for "Jenny" who is definitely not Clint's niece.

By the way, I'm St?phan.



https://twitter.com/StephanSante/status/1579034371746471938


and the following comment, really relevant https://twitter.com/Michael30250811/status/1579067540864925703



Furthemore, the "selfie" of Clint, posted on september 18, after the Monterey Gala, appears no more in the twitter page. I think they change frequently the name, and erase publications, to confuse traceability of their material.

By the way, do you know the twitter page "Clint Eastwood Forever" ? This account has made a lot of publicity about "The Official Clint Eastwood Twitter Page" , and it seems dodgy to me. There's something fishy going on ...I wonder if the explanation of all this story would not come from there...
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: AKA23 on October 09, 2022, 02:28:53 PM
Hey Stephan. If you don't have Twitter, you actually can't see Suzane's posts, only some of the replies to them. Can you screen shot it or copy and paste?

The fact that she appears to be pushing back on confirmation lends credibility to this being a fake account. But, if it is a fake account, why would someone act like this is an official Malpaso account? What is it that this person has to gain from doing that? Since it's a private account, they cant be getting much publicity from it, and since there aren't that many followers, they can't be making much money from it, if Twitter compensates based on followers (I don't know if it does). Also, this person is obviously fairly familiar with Clint's career, and seems to be a fan, so why would someone who was a fan pretend to be him when he/she is not? I can't understand that. If they are not a fan, why are they doing so much extensive research for the purposes of fooling legitimate fans?
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: honkytonkman on October 09, 2022, 02:51:05 PM
Ok Aka, I will try to copy the conversation.

I don't know about the reason to act like this :  maybe a sick superfan , someone who is a bit of a mythomaniac, and who enjoys people's credulity.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: honkytonkman on October 09, 2022, 03:13:39 PM
Me : How can we be sure it's not a new fake twitter account presented as "official"? It could be a fake (very believable though). It is not supported by Scott Eastwood (although on twitter) and we have no video of Clint presenting his twitter page with Suzanne.

Clint Eastwood Official : Stephen This is Clint's OFFICIAL ACCOUNT I've been working for Clint for 53 years . What People don't realise Clint is extremely Private Person.

Me : Ok , but with all my respect, we (the big fans) need more evidence to recognize that this is an official account. Maybe you could ask your boss to do a short video with a statement in this way, during your Q&A sessions.

CEO : Videos can be easily copied. And passed around on the Internet. This is what we are dealing with. Clint has written a full letter with his own Signature. The videos are there that I took. So there is videos.

Me : If Mr Eastwood films himself, publicly announcing that this is his official twitter page and that you manage it, you will be the first to post it. So there will be no more doubt. And the copies will always be identifiable, because they will be published at a later date or time.

CEO : Clint Eastwood would not film himself. Clint has never filmed himself.

Me : (except in his films : even if there is a DOP, he decides how to film himself) . But you could film him yourself, don't you ?

CEO : I have done the videos are there. Clint didn't approve it he hates people taking videos especially private ones on his own property and golf course.

Me : What you say is like saying that he doesn't approve your twitter account.

CEO : Not of first he didn't know he can't stand social media. But we have been fighting fake accounts for a long time. So it was my idea to create a Account with me managing it plus Clint's team.

Me : If he doesn't approve that, we have the right to find it rather odd that he affixed his signature to ensure the reliability of your account, don't we ?

(no answer)

A guy named Chris : I support your view here Stephan and do not believe this a true account, and I am going to do what I can to prove this. Clint or Malpaso doesn?t have a official website. They don?t need this social exposure. And Twitter would NEVER be the first place they would come or do Q&A.

Me : Yes , I think there is a chance to catch somebody red-handed here ... Same for the so called "ni?ce Jenny".

CEO : So why are you following our account Stephen. If you don't believe it.

Me : lol ... Maybe for the same reasons as believers in a religion: we follow it because initially we want to believe in it. But I admit that you post very rare photos and videos, and that's interesting for the fan that I am.

Mike : Sue, if Clint doesn't want to be filmed, maybe you could record yourself? We've seen the pictures of you, but for all we know somebody could've found those on the Internet and could be pretending to be you.

CEO : I have videos of me Mike that's not an issue. I would gladly upload them but Clint would have agreed to it first I do work for Clint I have to do what he says. As Clint's PA for a Private Company I'm not allowed to have email.

Mike : Well, could you ask him if you could upload just one of yourself saying the name of the account, for verification? It's a standard procedure on the Internet that I'm sure would bring new fans who are still unconvinced.

(no answer)

Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: LB13 on October 09, 2022, 04:16:55 PM
Well, at least we know Clint's still playing golf. Wherever those videos came from. And I suppose it made some people happy they talked to Clint Eastwood himself.

Either way, that account works as a source of information and rare material. Whoever's behind it, they get their Eastwood info straight. More or less.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: AKA23 on October 09, 2022, 04:47:55 PM
Thanks for posting the conversation honkytonk man. After reading it, I'm more convinced that it's not a real account. First of all, the way the answers are drafted, it reads to me like the person is not a native English speaker. Since being a publicist requires excellent grammatical skills and sentence structure, this indicates to me it is not his true publicist. Secondly, the word realize is spelled with a z in the U.S. and an s elsewhere, which indicates to me that the person drafting these answers is not American. But, since Suzane says she has been working with Clint for five decades, she is likely American, so she should not be spelling words in forms that Americans don't use. Also, she seems combative, which would be the wrong tone for a public relations professional to take when she is seeking to promote an authentic site representing Clint Eastwood and his company.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: honkytonkman on October 10, 2022, 01:49:14 AM
Yes Aka, that's exactly my feelings and conclusions...

And I have to specify that all that conversation was posted on the wall of "Clint Eastwood Forever" , a twitter fan page who have done a big publicity of the "Clint Eastwood Official" page. It was posted in comment of a poster promoting the crappy site.
But they had no reaction about that , no discussion,  and the page continues to present "Clint Eastwood Official" as a real official twitter page where you can speak with the Boss himself... It's a big fish, in wich a hundred of people following CE Forever are believing.


You want another big fish : CE Forever has posted this message on October 1st : "Clint Eastwood Forever has been recognised by Clint Eastwood and Malpaso Productions as the leading Clint Eastwood fan page on Twitter.
Request to follow
@sue_filmMalpaso
 
The only Official Clint Eastwood Twitter page verified by Clint Eastwood himself - open to followers." that's here : https://twitter.com/ClintForever/status/1576219019941593088

...and it's followed by some congratulations of the followers ...


Another one ? "Anyone wondering why my pinned tweet is continually being reposted - Clint Eastwood has agreed to oversee and participate in the Official account and the advert has been fine tuned, updated and reposted in order to be fully supported by Clint Eastwood Forever." it's here : https://twitter.com/ClintForever/status/1576223234168537088

And the manager of that twitter page introduce his page as "The leading Clint Eastwood tribute page on Twitter as recognised by Clint Eastwood & Malpaso Productions. I'm Douglas/Doug/Dougie - Not Clint. All views my own."



That's the good time to quote Clint in "True Crime" : "When my nose tells me something stinks, I gotta have faith in it."

So relevant to have posted that quote : https://twitter.com/ClintForever/status/1579396889514242049

Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Hocine on October 10, 2022, 09:57:18 AM
Thank you for all your investigations :)
I think that Twitter, as useful as it could be, is not big enough for Clint, who is actually bigger than life.
Above all, our passion for cinema, and particularly for Clint films, goes beyond a Twitter account, fake or not.
In fact, the best answers that we can have about Clint, the filmmaker, are in his films.
I just hope that we will have some good news for his next project.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: LB13 on October 10, 2022, 04:24:18 PM
Is there any way we as fans could deal with this fake account? I'm sure reporting it to Twitter is one, but is there anybody we can inform from Clint's actual environment that would be interested in this? Actual Suzanne, maybe? Standard fake accounts are usually small potatoes that I'm not sure they'd even want to deal with, but here it goes somewhat deeper - very rare photos and recordings of not just Clint but the actual woman in the photos (whether her name is Suzanne or not).
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Speer on October 10, 2022, 11:52:53 PM
Did anyone tell to @ScottEastwood on twitter that @ClintOfficial30 is pretending to be the official account? And waited for his answer? Maybe he could telephone his father and ask. In few minutes we could know the truth of this thriller  :)
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Hocine on October 11, 2022, 12:39:40 AM
I would suggest Stephen Campanelli, who seems quite active on Twitter.
As a camera operator, he has worked for Clint, since The Bridges of Madison County.
He also worked as second unit director on The Mule, Richard Jewell and Cry Macho.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Speer on October 11, 2022, 06:08:56 AM
I would suggest Stephen Campanelli, who seems quite active on Twitter.
As a camera operator, he has worked for Clint, since The Bridges of Madison County.

OK, so... go ahead and make our day!
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: LB13 on October 11, 2022, 01:04:25 PM
This whole conversation between this guy Mike and Suzanne and Jenny is something else. It starts here but it branches out to other topics. Just look which of these posts have replies: https://twitter.com/Michael30250811/status/1579773689117429760

Long story short, Mike makes all the points that we have made here.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Speer on October 12, 2022, 02:22:27 AM
Ladies & Gentlemen, he changed again the account in @CLINTOFFICIAL_ 
How many times he (she, them) will change again????
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: LB13 on October 13, 2022, 06:06:40 AM
Looks like Mike wrote to Stephen Campanelli for verification. He hasn't responded, but there's another account called Elizabeth James now accusing Mike of harassment (which I guess they say Mike committed by asking them politely for proof that they are not impersonating Clint Eastwood or people that work for him - I saw his tweets and he was very respectful) and asking people to report him. Mike also says the alleged Malpaso accounts have blocked him after sending the tweet at Campanelli.

I have to say, these accounts are not doing themselves a favor behaving like this.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: LB13 on October 14, 2022, 04:45:18 AM
There's another man on Twitter now named Claudio who possibly found the real Suzanne: https://twitter.com/tokafondo/status/1579910520878272517

He found her on that Booking Agent website as the publicist for Clint Eastwood. Her actual Twitter is supposed to be @FritzSuzanne - from what it looks like, it's genuine. There are some retweets, not just of official Clint Eastwood-related material, but other celebrities as well. I don't think she is the woman from the photos that the "Malpaso" accounts have released. Claudio wrote to her publicly, and is currently waiting for an answer (she doesn't seem to be very active, though). This Elizabeth account that accused Mike of harassment on bizarre reasons responded to Claudio as well with similar accusations - this time, of "abuse". There's also another account, called simply CLINT EASTWOOD FANS that writes in a similar manner towards Claudio. Both are constantly getting flagged as "offensive content".

What's curious, it looks like the Clint Eastwood Forever account - a fan Twitter account that seemed to be on good terms with "Malpaso" accounts - wrote to both Mike and Claudio publicly on Twitter, with the same message, asking them to message them to address their concerns about fake Clint Eastwood accounts. Neither Mike or Claudio have responded.



Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Hocine on October 19, 2022, 11:49:54 PM
Two articles (the first one is updated) which deal with the partnership between Clint and Warner Bros.
But nothing that we have not read yet.

https://www.worldofreel.com/blog/2022/10/856pa4126ah3vtzmlv9erdzkelnaz2?format=amp

https://abovetheline.com/2022/10/10/clint-eastwood-warner-bros-david-zaslav-relationship/

Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: AKA23 on October 20, 2022, 04:50:46 AM
Hey Hocine. I don't really understand the purpose of this article. Jordan's article doesn't contain anything different, or any new information, than what he said a couple of months ago. The only purpose that I see is kind of a "you heard it here first! I was ahead of the curve on this and reported it months ago, and look another article is saying the same thing!" I think this does serve as a data point that the Eastwood official twitter account is likely fake, since one of the articles mentioned that everyone at Warners has been very tight lipped about this situation and that they weren't sharing any information, so it seems unlikely to me that an official Malpaso source would be telling board members here upon being contacted about an already approved project at Warner Bros supposedly filming in 2023.
Title: Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
Post by: Hocine on October 22, 2022, 01:27:29 PM
Hey AKA23,
I agree with you: this article is useless since there is no news.
About that Eastwood official Twitter account, the fact that it pretends to be really official without being able to give a perfect evidence, is kind of boring and annoying.
Beyond the fact that we can look at some rare pictures of Clint and his films, that Twitter account is useless too.
I think that I will be waiting for some good news from more traditional sources like Variety or The Hollywood Reporter.