Clint Eastwood's 'The Mule' Adds Over $9 Million To Georgia's Film Industry

The Clint Eastwood movie The Mule hits theaters on Friday, December 14th and the movie is already going viral.

After sharing the acting auditions and casting calls for The Mule several months ago, 'The Mule' is currently trending on Google and the Georgia-filmed production is doing more than having fans buzzing. According to reports, the movie brought over $9.7 million in economic impact in direct spending to the state.

'The Mule's Economic Impact in Georgia

Clint Eastwood Randy Miramontez / According to reports, The movie employed over 1,500 local workers who took home over $3.9 million in wage earnings. 'The Mule' helped put more people to work and had a financial impact on in-state vendors including several small businesses including,
  • $1.1 million on lodging
  • $236,939 on a grip and electric rentals and purchases
  • More than $307,000 on catering, bakery goods, and other food items
  • $236,233 on camera rental and purchases
  • $646,894 on transportation, including truck and car rentals

Where did 'The Mule' film?

Clint Eastwood at the Los Angeles premiere of "Trouble With The Curve" held at the Mann's Village Theatre in Los Angeles, United States, 190912. (Tinseltown / The Mule filmed in numerous filming locations across Georgia including:
  • Atlanta
  • Augusta
  • Douglassville
  • Doraville
  • Fairburn
  • Hampton
  • Jonesboro
  • Lawrenceville
  • McDonough
  • Norcross
  • Rome
  • Smyrna
  • Tucker

What is movie about?

Clint Eastwood & Angelina Jolie at the photocall for their new movie "Changeling" at the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival. May 20, 2008 Cannes, France. Picture: Paul Smith / Featureflash - Image (Featureflash Photo Agency / Clint Eastwood stars and directs a movie based on a true story. Eastwood plays a drug courier alongside Bradley Cooper and Tassie Farming. The movie is based on a true story about a nearly homeless 90-year-old senior citizen and World War II veteran who starts running drugs for Mexican cartels through the state of Michigan. The movie presents itself in the trailer as a broken man trying to make up for being an unperfect husband, father, and provider.

Is the movie any good?

The movie is already getting pretty good reviews. According to Rotten Tomatoes currently has a 100% audience score and a 66% critic score. Movie critic Richard Roeper describes the movie like "An entertaining enough offbeat crime comedy/drama featuring an amazing cast - led by the grizzled, shuffling, mumbling, wisecracking old dog playing the lead." Keith Phipps of Slate reviews 'The Mule' positively. "A spry, funny, moving film that never heads in the direction in which it looks like it's about to head, kind of like its protagonist."

Check out the trailer for 'The Mule' below.


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