A new feature film team-up for director Robert Lorenz (Million Dollar Baby) and Clint Eastwood now has a theatrical landing date. The baseball drama, also starring Amy Adams, will debut in theaters on September 28th. Tentatively titled Trouble with the Curve, the Warner Bros. movie follows an ailing talent scout (Eastwood) who takes his daughter (Adams) on one last recruiting trip. Eastwood and Lorenz have teamed up on numerous movies over the years, including Blood Work, Mystic River and J. Edgar, with Lorenz as Eastwood’s producing partner and assistant director. Trouble with the Curve, in a screenplay by Randy Brown, will be Lorenz’s first feature as a director. Hit the jump for more.
Adams had recently been confirmed for the role opposite Eastwood, although Sandra Bullock was previously in talks for the part. More casting discussions are underway for Trouble with the Curve as Joe Massingill and Matthew Lillard (Scooby-Doo) are reportedly in talks. Massingill, a Georgia-native, may be eyed for his first major role as an Atlanta baseball player being scouted by Eastwood’s character. Lillard is expected to play a fellow scout. Check out all of our previous coverage on Trouble with the Curve here.
Competition for Eastwood’s Trouble with the Curve currently looks like Sony’s sci-fi pic Looper, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt; the Oliver Stone-directed Universal thriller Savages starring Blake Lively and Benicio Del Toro; and Fox’s Won’t Back Down, starring Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The opening of the Warner Bros. IMAX film To the Arctic 3D has also been slated for April 20th.