Country star turned actor Dwight Yoakam has a new role coming up, co-starring alongside Hollywood great Clint Eastwood in the film, Cry Macho.
Also produced and directed by Eastwood, the gritty drama finds a grizzled ex-rodeo star doing one last favor for his old boss — but ending up with a different outlook on life. It arrives on September 17.
An official trailer for the movie is out now, showcasing both actors in their respective roles. Based on the N. Richard Nash novel of the same title, Cry Macho follows Eastwood as a retired rodeo champ on a journey to reunite a father and son, who eventually finds something new within himself.
With Eastwood delivering his characteristic silent sneer, the preview trailer features Yoakam as the boy’s father and the rodeo star’s ex-boss, sending Eastwood’s character on a mission to rescue the son from his alcoholic mother. But after Eastwood finds the boy and gets to know him, the rodeo rider’s perspective seems to shift — including his view on what being tough really looks like.
“This macho thing is overrated,” Eastwood’s character says. “Just people trying to be macho to show that they’ve got grit. That’s about all they end up with.”
Cry Macho is set for release by Warner Bros. Pictures in theaters on September 17. The film will be available for streaming on HBO Max as part of the massive deal struck when theaters closed in 2020.
Dwight Yoakam has had a long and acclaimed career as an actor, turning heads in films like Sling Blade with Billy Bob Thornton, and also appearing in movies like Panic Room, Crank, Wedding Crashers and more. He also continues to perform and record new country music, most recently sharing the stage with Carrie Underwood during CMA Summer Jam, which will air later this summer.