At the grand age of 93, Clint Eastwood is considering retirement after making Juror #2 for Warner Bros.
According to reports, Clint Eastwood has set his final film at Warner Bros. The project, currently titled Juror #2, will mark Eastwood’s final turn in the director’s chair as he edges closer to his mid-90s. Eastwood’s retirement will mark the end of a remarkable career both in front and behind the camera, including a half-century partnership with Warner Bros.
Juror #2 is said to ‘follow one jury member in a murder trial who suspects he may have had some part in the victim’s death. He is caught in a moral conundrum of whether to use his secret to sway the jury away and protect himself or turn himself over to the justice system he is participating in.’
The conflict of individualism versus authoritarianism has often been a key thematic streak throughout Eastwood movies, so it certainly feels fitting that he’ll be tackling that idea one more time. Discussing Film reports that Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette are lined up to lead the cast.
It’s worth noting that according to the widely-reported story, the news of Eastwood’s plans to make Juror #2 his final film has not yet been publicly confirmed and is being circulated within Warner Bros. For the studio’s part, upon being given the hot seat last year, CEO David Zaslav publicly expressed dissatisfaction with Eastwood’s last film, 2021’s Cry Macho.
Eastwood’s last couple of films haven’t turned a profit at the box office and Zaslav offered a rather blunt assessment of Cry Macho and the studio’s long-running relationship with Eastwood, stating “we don’t owe anyone any favours. It’s not show friends, it’s show business.” He sounds a blast.
Still, it looks like the studio will be backing Eastwood one more time but then again, you don’t need us to remind you about Batgirl. We’ll bring you more details on what looks to be the final film of Eastwood’s storied career as we hear them.
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