Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Taissa Farmiga | R | Dec. 14
Clint Eastwood pulls double duty as both director and star of this crime flick, which is based on a true story. The Oscar winner plays down-on-hisluck war veteran Earl Stone, who’s estranged from his family and facing foreclosure on his business; so when he’s offered a well-paying job as a driver, he accepts without blinking an eye. Earl soon comes to realize he’s acting as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel — and, as it turns out, is pretty good at it. But his success attracts the attention of DEA agent Colin Bates (Bradley Cooper), and suddenly financial woes become the least of Earl’s problems.
“I look up to him so much,” Bradley said of Clint, who he first worked with on American Sniper.