If all goes well for director Robert Lorenz, this time next year we’ll be wondering if Trouble With The Curve will win any Oscars. We’re a long way from that though, as they’ve got to make the movie first. Clint Eastwood has agreed to come out of acting retirement for the movie, and Amy Adams is attached to star too. Now TheWrap reports a couple more actors are close to signing.
Actor Matthew Lillard, who recently appeared in The Descendants, is in negotiations, as is newcomer Joe Massingill. The film follows Clint Eastwood’s character, a professional baseball scout who is losing his eyesight. He brings his daughter along on a scouting trip to Atlanta, so he can evaluate a young prospect. Matthew Lillard will play another scout in the drama.
Robert Lorenz, who’s been Eastwood’s assistant director and fellow producer for years, is directing Trouble with the Curve from a screenplay by Randy Brown. It’ll be his directorial debut.