Via their YouTube channel, Warner Bros. Pictures just released an official trailer for Cry Macho that sees Eastwood back in the director-star chair. Eastwood stars as Mike Milo, a washed-up horse breeder and one-time rodeo star who takes a job to bring his ex-boss’s young son home from Mexico. The unlikely pair face unexpected challenges along the journey, forming a bond between the two of them, as well as offering Milo a chance for redemption. View the full trailer below:
Cry Macho also stars Eduardo Minett in his feature film debut as Rafo, the young boy, Natalia Traven as Marta, and Dwight Yoakam as Howard Polk, Milo’s former employer. Nick Schenk penned the screenplay based on the novel by Nash. This movie marks the third pairing of Schenk and Eastwood, which has proven to be a powerhouse of a team, since Schenk wrote Eastwood’s The Mule and Gran Torino scripts. The film will premiere on September 17, 2021 in theaters and on HBO Max for 31 days from its theatrical release.
Even at 91 years of age, Eastwood is still starring in and directing critically-acclaimed movies, which is a testament to his passion and drive. While he previously said he wouldn’t make another western, nothing is more iconic than seeing him in a cowboy hat on the back of a horse. Though his days of fast gun-slinging are long gone, it’s clear that Eastwood is returning to his western roots for one more shot at redemption, much like his character in Cry Macho.