The cast for the baseball drama Trouble with the Curve is shaping up to be quite impressive. Clint Eastwood first signed on to the pic to play a baseball scout going blind who decides to take his daughter on one last scouting trip. Amy Adams quickly joined the cast as Eastwood’s daughter, and recently Justin Timberlake—furthering his increasingly impressive film resume—signed on to play a former pitcher and current scout who takes a liking to Adams. Now Variety reports that John Goodman has signed on to play “an old-school scout and longtime friend of Eastwood’s character who still believes in the man’s ability to spot talent.” Goodman makes a fantastic addition, and I’m becoming more and more interested in this project with each casting announcement.
Eastwood’s longtime producing partner Robert Lorenz is making his directorial debut with the drama, which was written by Randy Brown. Goodman recently wrapped two highly anticipated projects—Robert Zemeckis’ return to live-action Flight with Denzel Washington, and Ben Affleck’s next directorial effort Argo. He’s also set to soon reteam with Joel and Ethan Coen on the folk music pic Inside Llewyn Davis which also stars Timberlake.