It’s getting to the point where you could almost forget Justin Timberlake is a pop star, as he spends so much of his time trying to be a movie star. The likes of The Social Network have helped give him some acting cred, but starring opposite Clint Eastwood should get him a lot more.
Deadline reports that he’s just signed on to Trouble With The Curve, which will see Eastwood coming out of acting retirement (Gran Torino was supposed to be his last trip in front of a camera). The film follows an aging baseball scout (Eastwood) who’s slowly losing his vision, but goes on a road trip with his adult daughter (Amy Adams) to look for new players in Atlanta.
Timberlake is set to play a former pitcher-turned-scout, who competes against Eastwood for a new signing. However, just to throw an extra spanner in the works, he also falls for Adams.
Robert Lorenz, whose produced many of Clint’s films, will make his directing debut with the movie. An autumn release is being eyed for the movie.