While Clint Eastwood said he was retiring from acting following Gran Torino, he’s back with Trouble With The Curve, the directorial debut of his longtime producer Robert Lorenz. Eastwood plays an ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter (Amy Adams) along for one last recruiting trip. Justin Timberlake also stars. It’s currently due for UK release on November 30th, 2012.
When he made Gran Torino, Clint Eastwood suggested that would be his last on-screen role, but now he’s coming back with Trouble With The Curve, which is longtime producer Robert Lorenz is directing. The first images from the film have now been released via EW, which feature Eastwood alongside Amy Adam and Justine Timberlake.
Clint Eastwood stars as a veteran baseball scout, who attempts to bond with his daughter (Adams) by taking her on his last recruiting trip. Director Robert Lorenz had to say about the character, “He gets his chance to prove whether he still has value as a scout and as a dad. They’re having trouble communicating. They always have, and now they’ve come to a point in the relationship where it’s either going to change or it’s not. He needs a little help, and she decides it’s worth the effort.”
As the cast continues to grow, Trouble With The Curve gets ever more enticing. Now Variety reports that the always excellent John Goodman has joined Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams,Matthew Lillard and Justin Timberlake in the movie. The film will be the directorial debut of longtime Eastwood producer Robert Lorenz.
The film follows Eastwood character, a longtime pro baseball scout who is starting to lose his sight. He decides to take his daughter (Amy Adams) along on a scouting trip to Atlanta to eye a hot new recruit. John Goodman will play Pete Klein, another scout and longtime friend of Clint Eastwood’s character, who still believes in his ability to spot new talent.
It isn’t clear when production will start, but it’ll have to be fairly soon as a US release date of September 28th has already been set.
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.
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.
Last week we found out that while Clint Eastwood had said Gran Torino would be his last trip in front of the camera, he was in talks to star in the baseball drama Trouble With The Curve, the directorial debut of frequent Eastwood collaborator Robert Lorenz. Now it appears he may have some star company in the movie, as Twitch reports that Sandra Bullock is in talks to sign on.
The script, by Randy Brown, follows an aging baseball scout who’s slowly losing his vision, but goes on a road trip with his adult daughter to look for new players in Atlanta. As this may well be Eastwood’s last film, the role of the daughter is undoubtedly a coveted one and so it’s a bit of a no-brainer for Bullock to agree to it. She may be best known for her comedic roles, but she’s actually better at drama, as evidenced by her Oscar win for The Blind Side.
The no news on when Trouble With The Curve might start shooting, but it should be fairly soon, as Eastwood is currently free because Beyonce’s pregnancy has delayed the making of his planned A Star Is Born remake.
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