“Cry Macho” tells the story of a washed-up horse trainer who schemes to make $50,000 by snatching a Mexican boy
"Unforgiven" hero Clint Eastwood is set to produce, direct and star in the adventure-drama "Cry Macho."
"Cry Macho" tells the story of a washed-up horse trainer who schemes to make $50,000 by snatching a streetwise Mexican boy from his mother in Mexico City and delivering him to his father, and the trainer's ex-boss in Texas.
Al Ruddy and Jessica Meier are producing, along with Tim Moore and Eastwood at his Warner-based Malpaso production company. The project is based on the 1975 novel by N Richard Nash, who wrote the script along with Nick Schneck.
Eastwood, who turned 90 in May, is renowned for being able to shoot his films quickly — often by shooting only one or two takes of a scene — and on budget.
He directed and starred in 2018's "The Mule" and directed last year's "Richard Jewell," starring Paul Walter Hauser as the real-life security guard whose life turned chaotic after he was listed as a possible suspect in the Olympic Park bombing during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics after having discovered a suspicious abandoned backpack.