Cry Macho is an upcoming American neo-Western film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, who also stars in the film. It is based on a 1975 novel of the same name.
Clint Eastwood portrays the role of a former rodeo star who is hired to return a young man from his alcoholic mom in Mexico to his father in the United States. Forced to take the backroads on their way to Texas, the older man and young boy find unexpected bonds between them.
As revealed by PEOPLE, the movie, as Eastwood tells has been 40 years in the making.
“[Producer] Al Ruddy asked me if I would do it and I felt I was too young for the part,” says Eastwood. “I thought I might direct it then but it went by the wayside. Then, about a year ago, we brought it back out and feels like I’m just at the right age now and I thought it’d be fun to do.”
Eastwood adds he “didn’t really think about” what it felt like to finally make the film into a reality, saying he takes “one picture at a time, but this was the right time for this one so I feel good about that.”
As for what it’s like to work with young talent such as Minett, 15, Eastwood said the best part is bringing “out their natural talent,” reported PEOPLE.
This is Eastwood’s latest film in his fabulous career as he has worked on more than 100 projects. In December 2019, the actor and director appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where he spoke about continuing to work in his later years.
“I don’t think about it,” the star said when asked about his approaching 90th birthday. “I sometimes think, when I was a little kid and I used to hangout with my grandfather who was in his 90s, and I thought, ‘Jesus, who the h— would want to live this long?'”
In a January 2020 interview with Britain’s ITV, Clint Eastwood said he still enjoyed working on set.
“I like doing it, it’s nice to be able to have a paying job,” he told This Morning via Gulf News. “I like being in films, I like making films and I started directing films because I thought one day I’m going to look up on screen and say, ‘That’s enough, Eastwood – you’d better do something else.'”
Cry Macho is in movie theatres and on HBO Max on September 17. Watch the official trailer of the movie below: