SANTA FE – Production on a Clint Eastwood-directed film about a Mexican cartel is scheduled to begin in New Mexico.
New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Monday that Eastwood’s upcoming feature “The Mule,” from Warner Bros. Pictures and Imperative Pictures, will film later this month in Las Cruces.
Starring Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburn and Michael Pena, “The Mule” is the story of Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone and facing foreclosure of his business. He is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. However, unbeknownst to Earl, he signs on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel.
The New Mexico File Office says the production will employ about 85 New Mexico crew members and about 200 New Mexico background talent.