Exclusive: Clint Eastwood Ending Directing With Juror #2, Nicholas Hoult And Toni Collette Cast And Plot Revealed
Clint Eastwood's final directorial film will be the legal drama Juror #2.
Cinematic icon Clint Eastwood will conclude his long career as a filmmaker with an upcoming film titled Juror #2. According to our trusted and proven sources, the Pale Rider star will direct Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette in one final film, which is apparently a legal thriller. While this will be Clint Eastwood’s last film specifically as a director, it does raise the possibility that the 92-year-old filmmaker may still act in or produce films in the future.
Clint Eastwood’s Juror #2 will follow a member of the jury of a murder trial who suspects he may have had some part in the victim’s death and is caught in a moral conundrum of whether to use his secret to sway the jury away and protect himself or turn himself in to the justice system he is participating in. It is fair to assume that Renfield star Nicholas Hoult will likely be playing the lead role of the juror, which will likely present his frequently boyish charisma in a more nuanced manner.
It is not known what role Toni Collette might be playing in Clint Eastwood’s Juror #2 as of yet. It is possible the Knives Out actress could be another member of the jury (possibly one who has some suspicions about Nicholas Hoult’s possible accessory-to-murder), a lawyer or judge in the trial, or even someone involved in the murder itself. Collette is known for her impressive performances in genres as diverse as romantic comedy (About a Boy), psychological horror (Hereditary), and action (XXX: Return of Xander Cage), so she can likely be trusted to pull off anything.
Clint Eastwood selecting Juror #2 as his final film as director is interesting, given that he is not particularly known for working in the legal drama genre. On the other hand, he has worked in just about every genre there is in his many decades in Hollywood, so he may want to remain open to new things all the way through the end.
For many years, Clint Eastwood was a fixture at Warner Bros., which would once have made Juror #2 a hotly anticipated prestige movie for the studio. However, when WarnerMedia merged with Discovery, Inc. to create Warner Bros. Discovery, incoming CEO David Zaslav reportedly was displeased with Eastwood’s recent lack of massive box office success, considering movies like Cry Macho a waste of money.
That raises the question of what studio Clint Eastwood might make Juror #2 at. While his films may not have the commercial impact they once did, Eastwood is still a massively influential figure in Hollywood, with Taylor Sheridan describing his film Unforgiven as a primary inspiration for the Yellowstone franchise. Clint Eastwood certainly has earned the opportunity to retire from filmmaking, and hopefully, his final directorial movie will be given the respect that he deserves.