The featured film The Mule premieres in Georgia movie theaters on Friday, Dec. 14.
The movie brought in over $9.7 million in economic impact in direct spending to the state, according to Georgia Entertainment News.
The Mule, a movie based on a real-life drug courier, is a film directed by the 88-year-old Clint Eastwood, who portrays a drug courier alongside his counterparts Bradly Cooper and Tassie Farming. The Mule was filmed in Georgia from June to July in 2018.
This movie is based-on-a-true-story about a nearly penniless 90 year-old-senior citizen, and World War II veteran, who starts running drugs for Mexican cartels through the state of Michigan. The movie looks to be engaging, funny, and presents the personal portrayal of a broken man trying to atone for his deficiencies as a husband, father, and provider.
According to Georgia Entertainment News, The Mule employed over 1,500 local workers who took home over $3.9 million in wage earnings. The production of The Mule’s generated economic impact to in-state vendors, including numerous small businesses, such as:
· $1.1 million on lodging
· $236,939 on grip and electric rentals and purchases
· More than $307,000 on catering, bakery goods and other food items
· $236,233 on camera rental and purchases
· $646,894 on transportation, including truck and car rentals
The Mule was filmed in numerous communities including Atlanta, Augusta, Douglassville, Doraville, Fairburn, Hampton, Jonesboro, Lawrenceville, McDonough, Norcross, Rome, Smyrna and Tucker.
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