“Go ahead, make my day.”
Given that fans are now getting a first sneak peek at the upcoming Clint Eastwood film, “Cry Macho,” a good day it is.
“Cry Macho” is both directed and produced by the Oscar-winner. It is considered a neo-Western film and is written by N. Richard Nash. The movie focuses on a former rodeo star (played by Eastwood) that is hired to return a young man (Eduardo Minett) back to the U.S. from Mexico. Along the way, they encounter all kinds of drama, as well as heartfelt conversations about life itself. The movie is set in 1979.
Dwight Yoakam, Natalia Traven, Horacio Garcia Rojas, and Fernanda Urrejola also appear in the film. It will release theatrically on September 17. It will also be available to stream for 31 days on HBO Max.
Now, fans of the 91-year-old star are excited to literally see him get back on the saddle and chase after his roots.
First Look at Clint Eastwood in ‘Cry Macho’
People has several first look photos of the Hollywood film. They feature Clint Eastwood in some worn-down boots, a brown cowboy hat, a big belt buckle, a collared brown jacket, and some weathered denim jeans. He is in full character mode as Mike Milo. Also featured in the images is Eduardo Minett as Rafo.
Given the age gap and different backstories, the two still manage to find a bond. “Cry Macho” is much more than a traditional Western with violence and the great outdoors as a theme — it’s going to send a message about what it means to “be a man.” Minett is only 15 as he stars in this breakout role.
Fans may be excited about the film, but no one has been waiting as long as Clint Eastwood for the release. It’s been 40 years in the making. Everything just fell into place.
“[Producer] Al Ruddy asked me if I would do it and I felt I was too young for the part. I thought I might direct it then but it went by the wayside. Then, about a year ago, we brought it back out and feels like I’m just at the right age now and I thought it’d be fun to do,” Eastwood told People.
Evolution of Eastwood
Eastwood started as an actor with small roles. Eventually, he blew up and became one of the most sought-after leading men in Hollywood. From there, he got into directing and producing, which is where he seems most fit right now.
Some of his more recent movies include “The Mule,” “Richard Jewell,” “The 15:17 to Paris,” “Sully,” “American Sniper,” and “Jersey Boys.”
“I like doing it, it’s nice to be able to have a paying job. I like being in films, I like making films and I started directing films because I thought one day I’m going to look up on screen and say, ‘That’s enough, Eastwood – you’d better do something else,'” Eastwood said to Gulf News in 2020.
His appearance in the movie feels rather full circle. He was once in negotiations to star in “Cry Macho” back in 1988.