Clint Eastwood, 93, Smiles While Directing His Next Film Juror No. 2 On Set In Georgia


The legal drama stars Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette

On Wednesday, the director was seen filming his next movie, Juror No. 2, in Savannah, Georgia, with actors Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette. Eastwood, 93, smiled behind the scenes while working with his crew members on set.

Juror No. 2 will mark the Oscar winner’s first film since 2021’s Cry Macho. While Eastwood starred in and directed Cry Macho, Juror No. 2 is led by a cast including Hoult, Collette, Gabriel Basso, Zoey Deutch, Chris Messina, Leslie Bibb and Kiefer Sutherland, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

According to THR, a synopsis for the film says it’s about a juror in a murder trial (Hoult) who “finds himself struggling with a serious moral dilemma … one he could use to sway the jury verdict and potentially convict — or free — the wrong killer.”

Messina will play a public defender, while Collette portrays a prosecutor. Deutch will play Hoult’s wife, while Sutherland will play a man who testifies in the film’s case as another character’s Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor, THR reported.

Juror No. 2 will make for Eastwood’s 46th career directing credit. While he began working in Hollywood as an actor in the 1950s, Eastwood’s first credit as a director came for 1971’s Play Misty for Me. He also directed films like Mystic River (2003), Million Dollar Baby (2004), American Sniper (2014) and Richard Jewell (2019).
When Eastwood was promoting Cry Macho in 2021, he told the Los Angeles Times about why he still works so frequently after decades of success in the industry.


“I never think about it,” he said at the time, when asked if there was anything different from making a movie now compared to when he started. “If I’m not the same guy, I don’t want to know anything about it. I might not like the new guy. I might think, ‘What am I doing with this idiot?’ ”

At the time, he said he first turned to directing movies on top of acting because “the whole point of directing was something you can do as an older guy.”
“I just like it,” he said. “I have nothing against other directors, but I might have a whole different take on things and I don’t want to be thinking, ‘Why did I give it to him?’ ”