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The Mule | Between a rock and a hard place

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 5:12 PM
Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood as Earl Stone, a drug mule (based on Leo Sharp) in 'The Mule'.

Earl Stone, is a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. His immediate success leads to easy money and a larger shipment that soon draws the attention of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates.
When Earl's past mistakes start to weigh heavily on his conscience, he must decide whether to right those wrongs before law enforcement and cartel thugs catch up to him.
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 in his 80s who became a drug courier for the Sinaloa Cartel. Along with Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood, the film stars Academy Award nominees Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne and Andy García, Michael Peña and Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest