Ever since its debut at the SXSW Film Festival, The Mule has been earning high praise from critics and genre fans alike for this thrilling tale of an international drug smuggling trip turned sour.

The first trailer has arrived, which offers a good taste of what we can expect when The Mule finally hits screens sometime soon from XLRator Media, though they have not set an official release date,

The story begins in 1983. A naive man with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach is detained by Australian Federal Police. Alone and afraid, The Mule makes a desperate choice; to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence...literally. And by doing so becomes a 'human time-bomb'; dragging cops, criminals and concerned family into his impossible escapade.

Inspired by true events, The Mule is directed by Angus Sampson and Tony Mahony, with a darkly comic screenplay by Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious), and Jaime Browne. The film stars Hugo Weaving alongside Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell with an ensemble cast including Ewen Leslie, Geoff Morrell, Georgina Haig, Noni Hazlehurst and John Noble.

Check out the first footage from harrowing tale of drugs and what they can do to people...Will you be able to stomach it?

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