Sony Pictures is going the whole nine yards with its next project. The studio has acquired Jesse Holley, a movie based on the life of the titular wide receiver, who earned an invitation to the Dallas Cowboys’ training camp after winning the reality show 4th and Long. The film will be written by Randy Brown, the scribe behind Clint Eastwood’s Trouble with the Curve, with Undefeated’s Oscar-winning duo Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin attached to direct. Hit the jump for more on Holley and the film’s potential directors.
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.
Clint Eastwood’s next film may not be as a director. The legendary actor/director is in talks to star in the drama Trouble with the Curve for Warner Bros. Deadline reports that Robert Lorenz is making his directorial debut with the project that centers on an aging baseball scout who heads on a last road trip to Atlanta with his daughter as he’s losing his sight. Eastwood was set to make his next directorial project the remake of A Star Is Born, but star Beyonce’s unexpected pregnancy has pushed the production date back. Eastwood had previously professed that his starring turn in Gran Torino would likely serve as his last as he had no plans to act again, but the Randy Brown-scripted baseball drama must have caught his eye. The fact that Lorenz has been a longtime business partner of Eastwood’s, and even served as an assistant director on a number of his films, probably had something to do with changing his mind as well.