At 91, Clint Eastwood does not intend to retire and leave movie sets. The actor and movie director is once again acting and directing for “Cry Macho”, a western opening from November 10, 2021 in France.
After the fascinating film inspired by true events “Richard Jewell”, out in February 2020 in France, right before the first lockdown and the shutting down of movie theaters, with “Cry Macho”, Clint Eastwood returns to western, a movie genre he likes. It is based on the eponymous novel published in 1975 and written by N. Richard Nash. Apogee of the fun fact, the writer first wrote a scenario that eventually became a novel, because he has not been able to sell his pitch to movie studios. He then waited for 46 years to see his story become a movie.
In “Cry Macho”, Eastwood directs and acts with Eduardo Minett – landing his first role. As well as Natalia Traven (“Collateral Damage”), Dwight Yoakam (“Logan Lucky”), Fernanda Urrejola (“Blue Miracle”, the “Narcos: Mexico” series), and Horacio Garcia Rojas (“Narcos: Mexico”).
In 1979, a former rodeo star, Mike Milo (Eastwood) now horse rancher accepts the mission entrusted by one of his former bosses (Yoakam): going to Mexico to bring his young son (Minett) back to the United States, as he is living with his alcoholic mother (Traven). Forced to used side roads all the way to Texas, both men are going into a journey they have not measured the difficulty. Against all odds, the disillusioned horse rancher walks by former acquaintances and finds his own form of redemption.