- Oct 24, 2004
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Warner Bros. Sets Clint Eastwood's Cry Macho for October Release
After nearly 40 years of various studios and the filmmaker attempting to get an adaptation of the neo-Western drama off the ground, Clint Eastwood’s Cry Macho is finally gearing up to come to audiences as Warner Bros. has set the film for an October 22 release.
Based on N. Richard Nash’s novel fo the same name, the film stars 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 back way 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.
Eastwood directed the film on a screenplay by Nash and Nick Schenk, whom the Oscar-winning filmmaker previously worked with on his 2008 hit Gran Torino and his generally well-received 2018 crime drama The Mule, while also producing alongside Albert S. Ruddy, Tim Moore and Jessica Meier.