Bradley Cooper joins Clint Eastwood in 'The Mule'

Washington, DC, USAUpdated: May 19, 2018, 06:27 PM IST

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Actor Bradley Cooper has been roped in to star in actor-filmmaker Clint Eastwood`s next film 'The Mule'. As reported by Variety, 'The Mule' is Eastwood`s next directing gig that he also plans to star in.

The film is a co-production between Warner Bros and Imperative Entertainment, and will mark Eastwood`s first acting job since the 2012 baseball drama `Trouble With the Curve`.

The film could also be one of his final on-screen appearances. The movie is based on a 2014 New York Times Magazine feature by Sam Dolnick and follows Earl Stone (Eastwood), 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 - easy enough.

But unbeknownst to Earl, he`s signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel, and also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates (Cooper). Cooper and Eastwood last worked together in 2014 film `American Sniper`.