"The Mule" is a 2018 American crime drama film directed by Clint Eastwood.
The starring cast includes Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Dianne Wiest, Taissa Farmiga, Kinsley Isla Dillon, Alison Eastwood, Richard Herd, Ignacio Serricchio and others.

Here are "The Mule" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Mule movie?

Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday, October 04, 2018 released the trailer for "The Mule" you can watch here:
THE MULE - Official Trailer.

Plot summary

What is The Mule movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Mule" movie plot summary.

Earl Stone (Clint Eastwood), 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 (Dianne Wiest) and daughter Iris (Alison Eastwood) for always putting work before family. He is still on friendly terms with his granddaughter Ginny (Taissa Farmiga) 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 is paid large amounts of cash. With the money he buys a new truck, settles his financial problems, and pays for renovations of the local VFW Post, as well as 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 (Clifton Collins Jr.), 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 attending the funeral and finally reconciling with his family, Earl resumes the delivery as both the DEA and the cartel close in on him.


Who plays who in the The Mule movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Mule" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Clint Eastwood  as Earl Stone a drug mule (based on Leo Sharp)
Bradley Cooper  as Colin Bates a DEA agent (based on Jeff Moore)
Laurence Fishburne  as Special Agent in Charge
Michael Peña  as Agent Treviño
Dianne Wiest  as Mary Stone Earl's estranged ex-wife
Taissa Farmiga  as Ginny Earl's granddaughter
Kinsley Isla Dillon  as Younger Ginny
Alison Eastwood  as Iris Earl's estranged daughter
Richard Herd  as Tim Kennedy
Ignacio Serricchio  as Julio Gutierrez Earl's cartel handler
Eugene Cordero  as Luis Rocha DEA informant inside the cartel
Victor Rasuk  as Rico an attendee at Ginny's bridal party
Robert LaSardo  as Emilio Earl's first employer
Lobo Sebastian  as Bug a cartel enforcer
Manny Montana  as Axl
Clifton Collins Jr.  as Gustavo
Andy García  as Latón a Cartel boss
Daniel Moncada  as Eduardo a high-ranking cartel member
Patrick L. Reyes  as Farmhand #3
Cesar De León  as Jose
Gustavo Muñoz  as Farmhand #2
Jackie Prucha  as Helen
Adam Drescher  as Computer Daylily Guy
Christi McClintock  as Daylily Fan
Keith Flippen  as MC
Joe Knezevich  as Dave
Megan Leahy  as Bartender
Austin Freeman  as Mike
Saul Huezo  as Andres
Lee Coc  as Assault Rifle Guy
Noel Gugliemi  as Bald Rob (as Noel G.)
Jessica B. Wellington  as Biker #2
Felicia Dee  as Biker #1
Michael H. Cole  as Banker
Charles Lawlor  as Phil
Alan Heckner  as Texas State Trooper
Mollie Busta  as Mollie-B
Joe Poper  as Guitar
Dana Lindblad  as Drums
Theodor Lange  as Singer / Accordion (as Ted Lange)
James DeForest Parker  as Old Vet
Paul Lincoln Alayo  as Sal
Travina Springer  as Young Wife
Kareem J. Grimes  as Nerdy Husband (as Kareem Grimes)
Caroline Avery Granger  as Hot 45-Year-Old (as Caroline Granger)
Diego Cataño  as Wiesel
Kiana N. Paz  as Cartel Girl #1
Dylan Kussman  as Sheriff
Nicole M. Gomez  as Cartel Girl #3
Ashley V. Yanez  as Cartel Girl #2
Grant Roberts  as DEA Agent
Pete Burris  as DEA Regional Manager
Loren Dean  as Agent Brown
Kenny Barr  as SWAT Captain
Jan Hartsell  as Beauty School Admin
Javier Vazquez Jr.  as Driver Pulled Over
Derek Russo  as Big Dude
Megan Mieduch  as 24-Hour Waitress
Leonard Hennessy  as Pastor
Billy Richards  as Helicopter Pilot
Dayna Beilenson  as Judge
Tess Malis Kincaid  as Attorney
Antwan Mills  as Translator

Release date

When is The Mule movie release date?

"The Mule" movie release date was scheduled to be on December 10, 2018 (Regency Village Theater), on December 14, 2018 (United States), on January 10, 2019 (Hungary), on January 25, 2019 (United Kingdom) and on January 31, 2019 (Germany) distributing by Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment Finland, Guo Ying Jia Ying wen hua chuan bo zhong xin, Huaxia Film Distribution, Karo Premiere, NOS Audiovisuais, SF Film Finland, SF Studios, Tanweer Alliances, Warner Bros. F.E., Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video.


What are The Mule filming details?

The duration of the film is 116 minutes. With a budget of $50 million, the film grossed over $174.8 million.

"The Mule" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began on June 4, 2018 in Atlanta, Rome, and Augusta, Georgia.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Mule movie?

"The Mule" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 70/100. 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.

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