The Mule is a 2018 American crime drama film directed by Clint Eastwood.
Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday, October 04, 2018 released the trailer:
THE MULE - Official Trailer.
Earl Stone, in his 80s, is an award-winning horticulturist and Korean War veteran in Peoria, Illinois. He is facing financial ruin and is estranged from his ex-wife Mary and daughter Iris, for always putting work before family. He is still on friendly terms with his granddaughter Ginny and attends her wedding rehearsal. Desperate for money, he takes up an offer from the friend of one of Ginny's bridesmaids and becomes a "mule" transporting cocaine through Illinois for a Mexican drug cartel. Facing little suspicion due to his age, race, spotless criminal history, and strict adherence to driving laws, Earl is soon trusted with huge amounts of drugs and paid large amounts of cash. With the money he buys a new truck, settles his financial problems, pays for renovations of the local VFW Post, and his granddaughter's wedding and education. He becomes friendly with the cartel members, who call him Tata ("grandfather"). Meanwhile, with details from an informant, a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task force is narrowing in on the cartel's deliveries to Chicago. Tensions within the cartel erupt when Gustavo, a power-hungry cartel lieutenant, assassinates cartel boss Laton, and subsequently demands Earl be kept under tighter control. In the middle of a $12 million cocaine shipment, Earl learns that Mary is gravely ill. After Ginny talks some sense into him, he postpones the drug delivery to make peace with Mary and stays by her side until she dies peacefully days later. After her funeral and finally reconciling with his family, Earl resumes the delivery as the DEA and the cartel close in on him.
Principal photography began on June 4, 2018 in Atlanta, Rome, and Augusta, Georgia.
The film The Mule was scheduled to be released on December 10, 2018 (Regency Village Theater), on December 14, 2018 (United States), on January 25, 2019 (United Kingdom) and on January 31, 2019 (Germany) by Guo Ying Jia Ying wen hua chuan bo zhong xin, Huaxia Film Distribution, Karo Premiere, NOS Audiovisuais, SF Studios, Tanweer Alliances, Warner Bros. F.E., Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video.
The duration of the film is 116 minutes. With a budget of $50 million, the film grossed over $174.5 million.
The film had received a "R" rating.
The Mule got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
Official website: themulefilm.com
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