Clint Eastwood continued to prepare for his next film, this time working in front of the cameras on the baseball drama TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE.
Eastwood signed on to play a veteran baseball scout battling blindness who takes his adult daughter, to be played by Amy Adams, on his last recruiting trip.
Deadline reported today that Justin Timberlake landed the coveted role of a rival scout to Eastwood’s character who also falls for his daughter.
Eastwood fans hoped to see him direct the movie but the veteran actor and filmmaker stepped aside for his longtime producer and first assistant director Robert Lorenz to step forward and make his feature-film directing debut on Trouble With The Curve.
Eastwood's last film J. Edgar failed to get much awards season attention for Leonardo DiCaprio as the controversial F.B.I. chief J. Edgar Hoover or Armie Hammer as Clyde Tolson, longtime protégé and presumed lover to Hoover.
Fans, are you excited to see Eastwood back in front of the camera for the first time since his 2008 drama Gran Torino?
Timberlake recently played Napster founder Sean Parker in The Social Network. He co-starred with Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel in the comedy Bad Teacher and starred in the sci-fi thriller In Time alongside Amanda Seyfried.