Date: 17th April 2023
Clint Eastwood is believed to have offered Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette the chance to star in his new legal thriller.The 92-year-old actor-turned-director has decided his next project will be 'Juror #2' - written by Jonathan Abrams - about a member of a jury who is drawn into the court room action during the trial when he begins to suspect he may have played a part in the victim's death himself in a road traffic accident.
The film will be Eastwood’s first since 2021's neo-Western “Cry Macho”, which also marked his return to the screen as an actor. With production on “Juror No. 2” to begin in June, Eastwood will be 93 when he steps on set.
Empire reports the four-time Oscar-winner has spent the last few months weighing up scripts and holding talks with actors before narrowing down his choices to Nicholas Hoult to play the guilt-ridden juror and Toni Collette as the lead prosecutor.
In an interview in 2014 with The Associated Press, Eastwood, said the reason for his career longevity was that “I never let the old man in.”
"There are so many different stories to tell out there," said Eastwood. "You can be 21 or 81. … If you tell yourself, 'I'm too old to do that' - bulls**t. You're not too old to do anything."
The film has yet to be given the green light but Eastwood is said to have pencilled in a June start date to begin production.
The moviemaker won two Oscars for his 1993 movie 'Unforgiven' - Best Directing and Best Picture - and scored the same gongs in 2005 for 'Million Dollar Baby'.
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