Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Mule’ Goes Digital in March
You can stream The Mule next month
Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule” will launch on Digital HD on March 19th, followed by the 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD release on April 2. The drama did well in theaters, opening in second-place on the domestic charts against Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse” with a $17.5M debut. The film went on to make over $136M worldwide for Warner Bros. Pictures.
“The Mule” was Eastwood’s first time on both sides of the camera since he starred in the 2009 drama “Gran Torino.” In addition to directing, Oscar winner Clint Eastwood (“Unforgiven,” “Million Dollar Baby,” “Sully,” “American Sniper”) steps in front of the lens again, alongside fellow stars Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born,” “American Sniper”), Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne (“The Matrix,” “What’s Love Got to Do With It”), Michael Peña (“American Hustle,” “Cesar Chavez”), Oscar winner Dianne Wiest (“Hannah and Her Sisters,” “Bullets Over Broadway”) and Oscar nominee Andy Garcia (“Ocean’s Eleven,” “The Godfather: Part III”).
Eastwood directed “The Mule” from a screenplay by Nick Schenk (“Gran Torino”). Eastwood also produced the film under his Malpaso banner, along with Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera, Jessica Meier, Dan Friedkin, and Bradley Thomas.
The story follows Earl Stone (Clint Eastwood), a man in his 80s who is broke, alone and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for the cartel. He does well—so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. Soon Earl is on the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates (Bradley Cooper). Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it’s uncertain if he’ll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel’s enforcers, catch up to him.
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