First Look: Clint Eastwood in Baseball Film 'Trouble with the Curve'
It's baseball season again. While he has been mostly directing in recent years, Clint Eastwood returns to act in a film, that he's not directing, for the first time in almost 20 years. Eastwood stars as an aging Atlanta Braves scout "with vision problems" in Trouble with the Curve, the new baseball drama being directed by Robert Lorenz, Eastwood's producer and first AD. Warner Bros has this set for a September release, and EW.com has just revealed our very first look at two new photos from the movie. These first two shots also include co-stars Amy Adams & Justin Timberlake from the film, but not much actual baseball yet.
Both of these come from a first look at EW.com, which includes a few good quotes about the project, and a breakdown on the setup. "He gets his chance to prove whether he still has value as a scout—and as a dad."
Robert Lorenz's Trouble with the Curve, from a script by Randy Brown, focuses on Clint Eastwood as Gus, an aging Atlanta Braves scout with vision problems whose daughter, Mickey (Adams), reluctantly agrees to be his eyes on a crucial recruiting trip. “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.” If you've seen Moneyball, he's the kind of old school scout who picks based on instinct and observation. One friend is Johnny (Timberlake), a scout from a rival team who has a lot of loyalty to Gus. Warner Bros has this set for release on September 28th, we expect to see more soon.