Clint Eastwood Still Rocks a Cowboy Hat Like Nobody’s Business in New ‘Cry Macho’ Pic

by Keeli Parkey

At 91 years of age, legendary Hollywood star Clint Eastwood can still rock a cowboy hat better than pretty much anyone else. Check him out below.

Fans of this icon will get to see him rocking that look on the screen in the upcoming film, “Cry Macho.”

This new film is being described as a modern-day Western by Screenrant. In it, Clint Eastwood plays the lead role. His character is tasked with the job of taking a young man to the United States from Mexico. Waiting for the young man, who is played by Eduardo Minett, is his father. The film will focus on the relationship between the characters played by Eastwood and Minett.

During their journey, Eastwood’s character shares some of the wisdom he gained during his career as a horse breeder and rider in a rodeo. Turns out, the journey will also help the character find redemption.

While Clint Eastwood is a true veteran of Hollywood, his young costar in “Cry Macho” is new to the scene. According to IMDb, Minett has very few credits to his name and most of his work has been done on television. For example, he has appeared in the television series “Como dice el dicho” and “La rosa de Guadalupe.”

Clint Eastwood Is Both the Star and Director for the Upcoming Film ‘Cry Macho’

In addition to being the film’s star, Clint Eastwood is also its director. It is the 38th film he has directed during his legendary Hollywood career.

Acting in one of this own films isn’t something the “Dirty Harry” star has not done very often in recent years. He starred in his 2008 film, “Gran Torino.”

However, he didn’t act in another of his films again for a decade. This film was “The Mule,” which was released in 2018.

You can watch the trailer for Clint Eastwood’s upcoming film “Cry Macho” below. The film will debut in theaters and on HBO Max on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.

“Cry Macho” is based on a book written by N. Richard Nash. Interestingly, it has taken many, many years to bring Nash’s novel to the big screen. One of the first efforts to do so involved “Jaws” star Roy Scheider and “From Here to Eternity” star Burt Lancaster. This project never came to fruition.

Another attempt to bring “Cry Macho” to the screen involved the 1990s “James Bond” actor Pierce Brosnan. Next, it was “Terminator” star Arnold Schwarzenegger was going to play the character now being played by Clint Eastwood. However, because Schwarzenegger became governor of California, the project never materialized.

Here’s another interesting tidbit about the development of “Cry Macho.” In 1988, Clint Eastwood was going to play the lead role. However, he decided that he wanted to appear in “The Dead Pool” and not “Cry Macho.” “The Dead Pool” is the sequel to “Dirty Harry.”