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Clint Eastwood's next film could see him starring as a 90-year-old drug mule

Clint Eastwood certainly likes to keep busy, and with his next film set to be released in just over a week, the actor/director is already circling his next project. According to The Tracking Board, Eastwood is making plans to direct, produce, and star in THE MULE, a drama based upon the real-life story of Leo Sharp, a 90-year-old drug courier.

Leo Sharp was World War II veteran who later became a world-renowned horticulturist, but he also began smuggling drugs for the Sinaloa Cartel for close to a decade, bringing thousands of kilograms of cocaine across the border. In 2011, Sharp was caught and arrested by the DEA and sentenced to just three years after his lawyer had argued that he had dementia and wouldn't do well in prison. THE MULE was originally set to be helmed by Ruben Fleischer (GANGSTER SQUAD) several years ago, but now it seems Clint Eastwood might be the man for the job. Should he sign on, this would mark Eastwood's first lead role since 2012's TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE. The Tracking Board had heard that the initial draft of the script had been penned by Nick Schenk (GRAN TORINO), but it has since been rewritten by Dave Holstein (Weeds).

Clint Eastwood's next film, THE 15:17 TO PARIS, will hit theaters on February 9, 2018.

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