"The Mule" is a 2018 American crime drama film directed by Clint Eastwood.
The starring cast includes Clint Eastwood as Earl Stone, Bradley Cooper as Colin Bates, Laurence Fishburne as Special Agent in Charge, Michael Peña as Agent Treviño, Dianne Wiest as Mary Stone, Andy García as Latón, Taissa Farmiga as Ginny, Kinsley Isla Dillon as Younger Ginny, Ignacio Serricchio as Julio Gutierrez, Alison Eastwood as Iris and others.

Here are "The Mule" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services 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.

In 2005 in Peoria, Illinois, Earl (Clint Eastwood) misses his daughter Iris' wedding in order to attend an Horticultural awards ceremony that results in his estrangement from Iris (Alison Eastwood) and his eventual divorce from his wife Mary (Dianne Wiest).
Twelve years later, Earl's house is foreclosed on by the bank and the homeless 80 year old Earl visits his granddaughter Ginny (Taissa Farmiga) in order to attend her wedding rehearsal. While there he is spotted by a member of a drug cartel who recognizes the use Earl would have for the cartel as a mule. Earl accepts the offer 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. Over time Earl gets more involved with the cartel and becomes one of their best mules. With the money he buys a new truck, saves his home from foreclosure and even pays for renovations of the local VFW Post (which had been damaged in a fire). Finally Earl pays for Ginny's wedding and college education.
Earl becomes known to the cartel members and is given the nickname "Tata" (grandfather).
Meanwhile, Agent Colin Bates (Bradley Cooper) moves to the Chicago DEA office and is assigned Agent Trevino as his partner. They are tasked with narrowing in on the cartel's deliveries to Chicago. Bates and Trevino find an informant from within the Cartel and start looking for TaTa.
The Cartel leader Laton is overjoyed with Earl's success and invites him to a party. Earl mistakenly believes the cartel to be friends. Later things take a turn for Earl when Laton is assassinated and replaced by Gustavo (Clifton Collins Jr.). Gustavo is more bloodthirsty and controlling than Laton and demands Earl be kept under tighter control.


Who plays who in the The Mule movie cast?

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
Andy García  as Latón a Cartel boss
Taissa Farmiga  as Ginny Earl's granddaughter
Kinsley Isla Dillon  as Younger Ginny
Ignacio Serricchio  as Julio Gutierrez Earl's cartel handler
Alison Eastwood  as Iris Earl's estranged daughter
Richard Herd  as Tim Kennedy
Eugene Cordero  as Luis Rocha DEA informant inside the cartel
Lobo Sebastian  as Bug a cartel enforcer
Victor Rasuk  as Rico an attendee at Ginny's bridal party
Manny Montana  as Axl
Robert LaSardo  as Emilio Earl's first employer
Clifton Collins Jr.  as Gustavo
Daniel Moncada  as Eduardo a high-ranking cartel member
Noel Gugliemi  as Bald Rob (as Noel G.)
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
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) and on December 14, 2018 (United States) 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., Sub, TNT, 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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