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Clint Eastwood Sets New Movie, ?Juror No. 2,? With Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette
The 92-year old Hollywood icon will direct the film, which is set up at his longtime studio home Warner Bros.

APRIL 14, 2023 9:30AM

Clint Eastwood ? the legendary actor-director behind Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby, and Bridges of Madison County ? is gearing up to make yet another film for his longtime studio home, Warner Bros.

The 92-year-old is in the process of casting Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette in Juror No. 2., a legal drama that is set up at Warners. After months of trying to find the right combination of actors and weeks of talks with Hoult and Collette, official offers to the actors went out Thursday.

Juror No. 2 will take place during a murder trial and follows a juror, to be played Hoult, who realizes that he may have caused the victim?s death. He must decide whether to manipulate the jury to save himself, or reveal the truth and turn himself in. Collette would play the prosecutor.

A production start of mid-June is being eyed, which will make Eastwood 93 years old when cameras begin to roll, making him one of the oldest filmmakers still working.

Eastwood?s last movie was Cry Macho, a modern-day Western released in 2021. Eastwood also starred in the movie, which was not well-received. Sources say that the actor-director wanted to find one last project in order to be able to ride off into the sunset with his head held high. He found the script by Jonathan Abrams and decided this was the one. Some rewrites were done to change the ages of certain characters as well as to add a supporting role. Eastwood has been trying to cast the project since late last year with names such as Charlize Theron in the permutations.

Eastwood is producing the movie with Adam Goodman, the former production president of Paramount-turned-producer. Tim Moore and Jessica Meier are also producing.

I'm looking forward to this project. Also, am I reading too much into this, or do you guys think that the supporting role might be an acting role for Eastwood? Also, I note that this article appears to also state that Eastwood does intend this to be his last film. What does everyone think now that this appears to be confirmed?

Hello everyone. Wolfgang Petersen, the director of "In the Line of Fire," my favorite Eastwood film, has died. He also directed "Das Boot", which I've never seen, which seems to be his most acclaimed film. When I heard this, I was sad, although it looks like he hasn't directed a film in quite awhile. I also liked "Air Force One" and Outbreak."

"In the Line of Fire" is actually one of the few films that I think was made better because Eastwood didn't direct it. There aren't that many of his movies that I'd say that about, but I think this more action-oriented story needed a faster pace, and a less intimate and deliberative approach to the story given its scope. I also particularly like Ennio Morricone's wonderful score, which I think would have been very different had Eastwood directed it. It would have likely been more sparse, be more in the background, and much less operatic and serve less powerfully as a soundtrack to the events of the film. I also think not directing himself allowed Eastwood to concentrate more on his performance, which I think made it better. Frank Horrigan is one of my favorite performances of his, and there is an intensity and a focus to his performance, and a poignance to his performance that I think is unique to this film and that are not as present in some of his other works as an actor. 

What does everyone think of this news? What were your works of his, and why? Do you agree or disagree with me that Wolfgang Petersen was a better fit for the material than Eastwood would have been?

Off-Topic Discussion / The Music of Joni Mitchell
« on: May 24, 2022, 09:29:41 AM »
Hello everyone. I was watching an old episode of "This Is Us," as I've recently started watching the show, and they played a song by Joni Mitchell called "Both Sides Now" that I really liked. I'm not familiar with the music of Joni Mitchell at all, but after hearing the clip, I listened to the full song, and really found that it was both deep and philosophical, which is rare to find in music today.

For any board members that are familiar with Joni Mitchell and the song, I'd love to hear from you, what do you think it means? What was she trying to communicate with the song? How do you interpret it, and what resonance does it have for you? Has she ever talked about why she wrote it or how to interpret its meaning? I find the song to be profound, but am not sure that I really understand it, and wanted to seek all of your thoughts to help enrich my appreciation of it, and thought this could generate a nice dialogue.

Also, for those who like Joni Mitchell, if I like "Both Sides Now", are there any other similar songs that you'd recommend, or any other artists with similar songs that you think I might like? As I've spoken about on the board before, I am not very knowledgeable about music, so could really use everyone's guidance on that.

To refresh everyone's memory, or if you aren't familiar with the song, here's a link to it from Youtube (it was originally recorded in the 1960's, but I heard her re-recording of it that she recorded in 2000, which is linked below, and I think I like this version better, since it has more poignancy for me). I am kind of shocked that Joni Mitchell wrote it when she was in her 20's, since it demonstrates a wisdom that was way beyond her years at the time:

I just read an article that I thought all the Eastwood fans on the board may be interested in discussing. I would be surprised if Warners ended its relationship with Eastwood, but it does appear that the new CEO may not be interested in green lighting any future Eastwood projects that he doesn't think will make money. What does everyone think of this?

Clint Eastwood has been making movies with Warner Bros. for over 50 years now. It?s been one of the most trust-worthy and lasting director/studio friendships in the industry.

Sadly, I don?t think newly promoted Warner CEO David Zaslav gives a damn. A recent conference call Zaslav had with the movie studio?s executives leaked and it looks like this hotshot would not flinch if he wanted to let go of Eastwood?s partnership with the studio.

The major point of contention was Eastwood?s box-office flop ?Cry Macho.? After executives told Zaslav that they had doubted the movie would turn a profit,  Zaslav asked ?then why did you make it if you had reservations?? When they replied that Eastwood had given the studio many hits and never delivered a movie late or over budget, he answered: ?We don?t owe anyone any favors.?

Eastwood is turning 92 next week. He has nothing more to prove, but he still wants to make the small-budgeted movies he seems to be churning out on a yearly basis. Zaslav taking over is very bad news for not just Eastwood, but quality cinema as a whole. His attitude seems repugnant. That's not  a way to talk about a man who brought your studio a ton of prestige over the last five decades with critically-acclaimed and award-winning movies.

I haven't seen this posted here yet, so wanted to let everyone know that Warner Bros. plans to re-release six of Eastwood's films in theaters in celebration of his 50th anniversary as a director this Fall. Warners is also planning to release a new nine part documentary on Eastwood and his films in early November.

This fall in select theaters, Warner Bros. will re-release six of Clint Eastwood?s classic films theatrically, each one paired with an episode from the docuseries that highlights the feature film. The films include ?American Sniper,? ?Gran Torino,? ?Dirty Harry,? ?The Outlaw Josey Wales,? ?Unforgiven? and ?The Bridges of Madison County.?

Warners is also planning on doing an exhibition on Eastwood in Dallas, beginning in a couple of days, which will include props and other memorabilia from various Eastwood films.

From October 6 through November 29, WarnerMedia will launch Clint Eastwood ? A Cinematic Legacy in Dallas, TX., an exhibition of props and costumes from 50 years of filmmaking at Warner Bros. along with memorabilia from Clint Eastwood?s personal collection. Items include the Gran Torino car from the 2008 film ?Gran Torino,? boxing gloves from 2004?s ?Million Dollar Baby,? Bradley Cooper?s costume from 2014?s ?American Sniper,? the saxophone from 1988?s ?Bird,? Clint Eastwood?s director?s chair, and much more. The exhibition runs from October 6 until November 29 at the AT&T Global Headquarters Showcase located at 208 S. Akard St, Dallas, TX 75202.

More detail on all of this can be found in the below press release from Warners.

Hello everyone. My friend has produced a truly excellent video commentary on "Unforgiven." It is extremely well produced, thought-provoking, and technically impressive despite this being his first effort at producing a video of this kind. It looked to me like a professional did it! It definitely helped me to consider "Unforgiven" in a new light, and I'd love it if it could generate some discussion here on the board, which we haven't had much of recently. I'd strongly encourage any fan of "Unforgiven" or Eastwood's work to give it a watch, and then come on back here and let us know what you thought of the video, how it characterizes Little Bill, and whether you agree or disagree with the conclusions. Thank you!


Jessica Walter, the award-winning actress whose career spanned five decades, passed away in her sleep at home in New York City on Wednesday, March 24. She was 80.

Walter?s career included everything from a standout turn in Clint Eastwood?s directorial debut, Play Misty for Me, to The Flamingo Kid and her Emmy-nominated turns on Trapper John M..D. and Streets of San Francisco. For her performance as Lucille Bluth in Arrested Development, Walter earned yet another Emmy nomination (Outstanding Supporting Actress) and two SAG nominations.

Walter won an Emmy starring in Amy Prentiss, an Ironside spinoff in the mid-1970s about a young San Francisco police detective. She also voiced Malory Archer on FXX?s animated series Archer.

Eastwood News / CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: October 02, 2020, 05:16:34 PM »
I have some great news! After starring in "The Mule" in 2018, Clint Eastwood is planning to return to the screen yet again for "Cry Macho."


Even as the industry slowly gets back to work, Clint Eastwood looks to be moving quickly to get his next movie going. Deadline hears the iconic director is coming on to direct and star in Cry Macho for Warner Bros. While it?s unknown about a start date or when it might be released, sources say Eastwood has already begun scouting locations for the shoot.

Based on the book, the film will star Eastwood as a onetime rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who, in 1978, takes a job from an ex-boss to bring the man?s young son home and away from his alcoholic mom. Crossing rural Mexico on their back way to Texas, the unlikely pair faces an unexpectedly challenging journey, during which the world-weary horseman may find his own sense of redemption through teaching the boy what it means to be a good man. The New York Times described it as a morality tale about two characters who help each other through tough transitions.

What does everyone think about this? Does this sound like a project you'd like to see and a good role for Clint? This sounds to me like it may be thematically and tonally similar to "Gran Torino, and also reminds me of "A Perfect World." Is anyone familiar with this book?

A TV series based on Eastwood's " A Fistful of Dollars" is being produced. There is no mention of any potential Eastwood involvement in the series. It's being developed as a contemporary, original retelling of the story, which is scripted by "Game of Thrones" writer Bryan Cogman.

I have to admit. I did NOT see this coming.

Lennie Niehaus, long-time in house composer for Clint, whose last composition was for “Gran Torino,” according to IMDB, has died at 90. :(

Movie Night / The Mule Movie Night, Thursday August 29
« on: August 17, 2019, 05:09:49 PM »
A few months ago, we talked about doing a "The Mule" movie night. KC, Matt, are you interested? I just saw "The Mule" pop up on my HBO Go Ap, so I'd definitely be down to do it. I'd love to have others board members join too. Anyone else interested, and when would work?

Eastwood News / Remake of Every Which Way but Loose is on the Way!
« on: January 23, 2017, 05:19:15 PM »
Well, this is definitely something that I didn't see coming. Original director James Fargo will produce.

It sounds like Eastwood may have found his next project. This is unconfirmed, but is from a very reputable source, "The Hollywood Reporter."

After tackling a true life story with Sully, Clint Eastwood is setting his sights on another: that of kidnapped American aid worker Jessica Buchanan.

Warner Bros, Eastwood's long-time home studio, has optioned Impossible Odds, the memoir written by Buchanan and her husband Erik Landemalm. While it's a beat early in the development stages, Eastwood is looking at it as his next project.

Brian Helgeland, who worked with Eastwood on the Oscar-winning 2003 film, Mystic River, as well as 2002's Blood Work, is writing the script.

Buchanan was working in Somalia when in October 2011 she and a colleague found themselves caught by land pirates, sold out by their escort and protector. For the next 93 days, she and her co-worker lived in the desert while Buchanan’s husband, Landemalm, tried to work various agencies to have his wife rescued. In the end, President Obama OK'd the engagement of Seal Team 6, which parachuted into the area, killed all the pirates, and extracted the pair.

This is a remake I definitely didn't see coming!

Sofia Coppola has found her next film after stepping away from a live action telling of ‘The Little Mermaid” at Universal.
The Oscar winner will write and direct a remake of “The Beguiled,” a 1971 drama that starred Clint Eastwood, an individual familiar with the deal told TheWrap. Reps for Coppola did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Elle Fanning is on board to play a student at a Civil War-era girls boarding school. The film has also reportedly attracted Nicole Kidman to play the school’s head mistress, a role originated by the late Geraldine Page, and Kirsten Dunst to play one of the instructors.


Eastwood News / Sully: Production Information and News
« on: June 02, 2015, 01:56:40 PM »
The Hollywood Reporter has details about Clint's next project:

Clint Eastwood is tackling another real-life hero: Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger.

The prolific director's next film will be the story of Sullenberger's life and the dramatic tale of how the veteran pilot ditched U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in January 2009, saving everyone on board. Eastwood, 85, will make the movie for Warner Bros., his longtime home studio.

Eastwood News / Richard Jewell: Production Information and News
« on: March 31, 2015, 07:32:01 PM »
According to Deadline, Clint Eastwood is in talks to direct a biopic starring Jonah Hill and potentially co-starring Leonardo Dicaprio, which is based on a script by Billy Ray, who was the screenwriter of "Captain Philips."

Clint Eastwood is seriously circling the job of directing Fox’s high profile Billy Ray-scripted untitled project about Richard Jewell, the heroic security guard who discovered a suspicious backpack in the Olympics compound during the 1996 games in Atlanta. Jewell, who’ll be played by two time Oscar nominee Jonah Hill, was vilified as a possible terrorist, and his good work in helping clear bystanders from the area before the bomb exploded turned into a trip to the Twilight Zone. Leonardo DiCaprio is a possible to play the lawyer who helped Jewell navigate that hell.

Directing for Fox would be a departure for Eastwood, but what does everyone think about this as a potential project for Eastwood? Are you looking forward to seeing this, or were you hoping for something different?

Off-Topic Discussion / A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
« on: March 24, 2015, 05:27:12 PM »
It looks like this is being made, but thankfully, Eastwood appears to no longer be involved. Warner Bros wants Bradley Cooper to direct and star with Beyonce, who was Warners original choice for the "star." ! I REALLY did not see this coming.

It's time to get our traditional "members' comments" threads started.

In this thread, spoilers are allowed. Anyone who has seen American Sniper and has more to say than can be safely posted in the "No Spoilers" thread, please give us your thoughts, comments or full-fledged review.

It's time to get our traditional "members' comments" threads started.

We welcome all thoughts and comments and even full-fledged reviews of the film, but please... NO SPOILERS IN THIS THREAD.

 If you feel that what you want to say about the film may spoil it for those who haven't yet seen it, then please post in our SPOILERS thread for American Sniper:

Eastwood News / Clint Eastwood Saves Man From Choking!
« on: February 07, 2014, 11:32:20 AM »
WOW. This brought a smile to my face. Clint's not just quick and decisive in his movie roles folks. Clint is a real-life hero too! :)

I looked in his eyes and saw that look of panic people have when they see their life passing before their eyes," the actor said of a golf tournament director choking on a piece of cheese.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Clint Eastwood added another starring role at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am — life saver.
Eastwood attended a volunteer party on the eve of the PGA Tour event when he noticed tournament director Steve John choking on a piece of cheese. The 83-year-old actor quickly performed the Heimlich maneuver Wednesday night at the Monterey Conference Center.

"I was drinking water and eating these little appetizers, threw down a piece of cheese and it just didn't work," John said Friday. "I was looking at him and couldn't breathe. He recognized it immediately and saved my life."

Eastwood is a prominent figure at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, formerly as an amateur contestant and now as chairman of the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. It has raised over $100 million for charity as the host of the PGA Tour event.
He's often in the CBS tower on the weekend and presents the trophy to the winner, a list that includes Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Brandt Snedeker in recent years.
The Hollywood star wasn't expecting an additional duty this week.

"I looked in his eyes and saw that look of panic people have when they see their life passing before their eyes," Eastwood told The Carmel Pine Cone. "It looked bad."
He said it was the first time he had used the Heimlich maneuver.

"I can't believe I'm 202 pounds and he threw me up in the air three times," John said.

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