By The NM Film Office
New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that Clint Eastwood’s upcoming feature “The Mule,” from Warner Bros. Pictures and Imperative Pictures, will film later this month in Las Cruces.
“We’re thrilled to welcome another production to New Mexico,” said Film Office Director Nick Maniatis. “We’re proud to see the film industry continuing to grow in and around Las Cruces – and throughout southern New Mexico.”
The production will employ approximately 85 New Mexico crew members and approximately 200 New Mexico background talent.
“Las Cruces is excited to welcome Clint Eastwood and his new movie, ‘The Mule,’ to our community,” said Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima. “Our diverse architecture and unique filming locations, great year-round weather, and full service Film Office and film studio make Las Cruces an ideal filming location.”
The film is directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, along with producers Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera, Jessica Meier, Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas. It is executive produced by Dave Bernad, Ruben Fleischer and Todd Hoffman, and co-produced by Jillian Apfelbaum.
Starring Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburn, Michael Pena, Dianne Weist, Alison Eastwood, Taissa Farmiga and Igancio Serricchio, “The Mule” is the story of Earl Stone, a man in his 80’s who is broke, alone and facing foreclosure of his business. He is offered a job that simply requires him to drive however, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel.