Bradley Cooper to Star in Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule”

Looks like there might be a Cooper-Eastwood reunion happening. 

Variety reports that Bradley Cooper is in talks to star in Clint Eastwood’s next film, The Mule. The two worked together on Eastwood’s American Sniper, the war drama helmed by Cooper as the lead. This role earned Cooper and Eastwood Oscar-nominations for best actor and best picture respectively. 

The Mule will not only see Eastwood behind the camera, as he plans to also star in it, making it the first acting gig since 2012 for the Hollywood icon. 

The Mule 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 and alone when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. But unbeknownst to Earl, he’s signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. Cooper will play DEA agent Colin Bates out to get Earl. 

Eastwood will produce via his Malpaso banner, along with Imperative’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas. Ruben Fleischer, David Bernad, and Todd Hoffman are exec producing.

Cooper is currently helming the remake of A Star Is Born which he directs and also stars in alongside Lady Gaga. He is also set to star and direct a Leonard Bernstein biopic co-produced by himself and Steven Spielberg.