Clint Eastwood just keeps on truckin’, with his latest flick – The Mule – seeing him back both starring and directing.

It’s the first time that he’s done this double since the stunning Gran Torino back in 2009.

This time around, Eastwood plays Earl Stone. He’s an 80-something bloke who’s broke and about to lose his business, when he’s offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Money for jam, right? Of course not, for he doesn’t realise that he’s just signed up to be a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. It turns out that he’s good at it, and it becomes an ongoing gig. But DEA agent Colin Bates (Bradley Cooper) has him in his sights…

As well as Eastwood and Cooper, The Mule also stars Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Dianne Wiest, Andy Garcia and Taissa Farmiga.

The Mule is expected to hit Australian cinemas on January 24, 2019.