Clint Eastwood is back with Cry Macho

Clint Eastwood is back in the saddle with a pet rooster in Cry Macho first look

No matter what age he is, Clint Eastwood will always be a cowboy at heart.

The 91-year-old actor is back in the saddle for his upcoming movie Cry Macho, a Western drama set in 1979. Along with producing and directing the film, Eastwood stars as Mike Milo, a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who takes a job from an ex-boss to bring the man’s young son home from Mexico. Forced to take the backroads on their way to Texas, the unlikely pair face an unexpectedly challenging journey, during which the world-weary horseman finds unexpected connections and his own sense of redemption.


The first images were just released for Clint Eastwood’s new western Cry Macho. After seeing the trailer, you know this is going to be another smash. Clint Eastwood opposite a young troubled teen who must begrudgingly take the old man’s help smuggling him out of Mexico. Throw in a dollop of Dwight Yoakum, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a stirring, tender but tough story of redemption for an old man, and a second chance for a young one.

The official Warner Bros. synopsis reads, “Based on the book, Cry Macho stars Clint Eastwood as a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who, in 1978, takes a job from an ex-boss to bring the man’s young son home and away from his alcoholic mom. Crossing rural Mexico on their way back to Texas, the unlikely pair faces an unexpectedly challenging journey, during which the world-weary horseman may find his own sense of redemption through teaching the boy what it means to be a good man.

The trailer shows us all we need to see to know that the pairing for Clint Eastwood with newcomer Eduardo Minett just clicks. On the road back to safety from a dangerous situation in Mexico, Mike Milo (Eastwood) tells his life story to a punk kid that is about to go down the same wrong road as his smuggler/rescuer did. They make their road trip without a hitch. I’m kidding, of course trouble comes at every turn. Add that they are traveling with a rooster named Macho, they have quite enough to contend with.

Eastwood has been trying to get this movie off the ground since 1988. Names like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pierce Brosnan, and Burt Lancaster have been attached to star at different points. But it seemed dead in the water in 2003, when an adaptation was announced with Al Ruddy producing and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the leading role. After postponing filming because of Schwarzenegger’s term as the governor of California, the production was canceled in 2011 following revelations of a scandal involving him.

Cry Macho will be part of WarnerMedia’s dual release platform, premiering in theaters and HBO Max on September 17. Check out the first photos below: