Trouble with the Curve came out in late September and died a quick death, not helped by Clint Eastwood’s performance at the Republican National Convention. But though Eastwood was front and center in selling the picture, he didn’t direct it. No, it was helmed by Robert Lorenz, a longtime Eastwood associate who wanted his turn behind the camera. This suggests he won’t get another chance. It’s a modestly charming formula movie that plays like something better suited for old people and television viewings. Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake co-star and our review of the Blu-ray follows after the jump.
If thumbing through a bounty of high-resolution images from baseball dramas is your thing, today is your day. Warner Bros. has released over 50 new images from the upcoming drama Trouble with the Curve, and after the jump you can peruse said bounty of images at your leisure. The film stars Clint Eastwood as an aging Atlanta Braves scout who is starting to lose his vision. His daughter, played by Amy Adams, reluctantly agrees to be his eyes on a crucial recruiting trip. Justin Timberlake also comes into play as a young rival scout who respects Eastwood’s character (and may or may not have the hots for his daughter).
Hit the jump to check out the images. Directed by Robert Lorenz, the film also stars John Goodman, Matthew Lillard, and Robert Patrick. Trouble with the Curve opens on September 28th.
The first trailer for the baseball drama Trouble with the Curve has been released. Clint Eastwood stars as an aging scout whose daughter (Amy Adams) reluctantly agrees to accompany him on one last crucial recruiting trip. Though the jokes are a bit hokey, the film looks to have a genuinely strong story anchored by the chemistry trifecta of Eastwood, Adams, and Justin Timberlake. Adams has the chance to shine in a strong female role, and the characters don’t seem to be overshadowed by some win-chasing plot device that propels many sports dramas. Moreover, 90s staple Matthew Lillard pops up in yet another prestigious drama and somehow fits right in.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Directed by Robert Lorenz, the film also stars John Goodman, Matt Bush, Robert Patrick and Scott Eastwood. The film opens on September 28th.
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.
At this point, it’s pretty safe to say that Justin Timberlake won’t be returning to the music world anytime soon. After his breakout performance in The Social Network, Timberlake landed the co-lead in Joel and Ethan Coen’s folk music period pic Inside Llewyn Davis, and now he’s set to co-star with none other than Clint Eastwood. The actor is in negotiations to star alongside the Unforgiven actor in the baseball drama Trouble with the Curve. The film marks the directorial debut of Eastwood’s producing partner Robert Lorenz and centers on an ailing baseball scout who takes his daughter on one last recruiting trip.
Amy Adams is onboard as Eastwood’s daughter and Variety reports that Timberlake will play Johnny Flanagan, “a former pitcher who now works as a baseball scout for the New York Yankees.” Flanagan is set up as a potential love interest for Adams’ character. Fingers crossed we get a scene where grizzled badass Eastwood tells Timberlake stay away from his daughter. And his lawn. Trouble with the Curve opens September 28th.
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.
While Clint Eastwood’s next directorial project, a remake of A Star is Born, is on hold for Beyonce’s pregnancy, the 81-year-old is plotting a return to acting to fill the gap. He’s set to star in the drama Trouble with the Curve for director Robert Lorenz (who also happens to be Eastwood’s longtime assistant director), and now it looks like they’ve found their female lead. While Sandra Bullock was initially eyed for the role, her schedule is too packed to fit the movie in so now Amy Adams has been offered the part. The story centers on “an aging baseball scout who’s losing his sight and decides to take a road trip to Atlanta with his daughter to eye a hot prospect.”
Variety reports that Bullock and Adams were eyed from the get-go, and now it’s Adams’ turn to see if she can move her schedule around to take the part. Adams is currently filming Man of Steel and will next be seen in The Muppets.
Last week, we reported that Clint Eastwood was planning to return to acting by signing on to star in Trouble with the Curve. Eastwood had previously claimed that Gran Torino would be his last performance, but it looks like he’ll return to help out his longtime assistant director Robert Lorenz on his directorial debut, especially since Eastwood’s next directing gig, A Star Is Born, has been delayed due to Beyonce’s pregnancy. Curve would have Eastwood playing aging baseball scout who’s losing his eyesight and takes his daughter on a road trip to help evaluate a young prospect.
Twitch is now reporting that Sandra Bullock is in talks to play the daughter. If Bullock takes the role, expect this flick to hit the pipeline fast. The Oscar-winning actress will next be seen in Stephen Daldry’s Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and next year she stars in Alfonso Cuaron’s long-awaited sci-fi film Gravity.
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.