Matthew Lillard and Joe Massingill are in talks to join Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams in the baseball drama Trouble with the Curve. Eastwood stars as an aging baseball scout coping with blindness who takes his daughter (Adams) on “one last recruiting trip” to evaluate a young player in Atlanta. According to EW, Lillard will play a fellow scout. The Wrap was unable to identify which role Warner Bros. wants Massingill for, but points out the young actor grew up in Georgia—there’s a good chance he’s the young Atlanta player in question. Massingill has acted in a handful of shorts and TV series (including Glee), but this would be his first major role.
Last we checked in with the project, the offer was out to Adams. From the wording of tonight’s reports, it appears Adams found room in her schedule to sign on in a more official capacity, which is always a promising sign for a project. Eastwood’s producing partner Robert Lorenz is making his directorial debut on Trouble with the Curve based on a script by Randy Brown. The start date is scheduled for early March.