by Cayce McCarthy. Arts and Entertainment blogger.
Actor, director, and producer Clint Eastwood has a new film coming out called The Mule. The film is supposed to come out in theaters on December 14th and stars Eastwood, Bradley Copper, Taissa Farmiga, Michael Pena, Andy Garcia, Laurence Fishburne, and Alison Eastwood. The film focuses on the story of a 90-year-old man named Earl Jones who has experience in being a horticulturist. Unfortunately, he runs into some financial trouble and faces foreclosure on his business. Sadly this leads to him becoming desperate enough to be a drug courier for a Mexican cartel to obtain wealth for himself and his family.
Jones is successful with his deliveries and becomes paid very well. One payment, however, soon draws the attention of the DEA agent Colin Bates who begins to hunt down Jones and his Cartel. Now knowing that the law is after him Jones begins to regret some of his life decisions that have haunted him during his past. Jones hopes to reconcile himself from these past mistakes before law enforcement catches up to him. This film is based on the true story and events of the man Leo Sharp who was a WWII veteran who ended up being a drug dealer that didn’t get caught until 2011.