|Directed by||:||Clint Eastwood||Produced by||:||Clint Eastwood Tim Moore Kristina Rivera||Screenplay by||:||Nick Schenk||Based on||:||"The Sinaloa Cartel's 90-Year-Old Drug Mule" by Sam Dolnick||Production company||:||Imperative Entertainment Bron Creative Malpaso Productions||Country||:||United States|
The Mule is a 2018 American crime drama film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood, who also plays the lead role. The screenplay, by Nick Schenk, is based on The New York Times article "The Sinaloa Cartel's 90-Year-Old Drug Mule" by Sam Dolnick, which recounts the true story of Leo Sharp, a World War II veteran who became a drug courier for the Sinaloa Cartel in his 80s.
Along with Eastwood, the film stars Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Dianne Wiest, and Andy García. It is Eastwood's first acting project since 2012's Trouble with the Curve, and his first starring role in a film directed by him since 2008's Gran Torino. Filming began in June 2018, taking place in Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia, with other film locations in Las Cruces, New Mexico.