Clint Eastwood returns to the big screen in the US today in Trouble with the Curve, his first time in front of cameras since 2008’s Gran Torino.
Starring alongside him is the excellent Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake, and after we got to share the UK poster with you yesterday, Warner Bros. have now released two new featurettes, focusing on the father-daughter relationship between Eastwood and Adams, and taking us behind the scenes with director Robert Lorenz.
“Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus—who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat—refuses to be benched for what could be the final innings of his career.
He may not have a choice. The front office of the Atlanta Braves is starting to question his judgment, especially with the country’s hottest batting phenom on deck for the draft. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm whose drive and ambition has put her on the fast track to becoming partner. Mickey has never been close to her father, who was ill-equipped to be a single parent after the death of his wife. Even now, in the rare moments they share, he is too easily distracted by what Mickey assumes is his first love: the game.
Against her better judgment, and over Gus’s objections, Mickey joins him on his latest scouting trip to North Carolina, jeopardizing her own career to save his. Forced to spend time together for the first time in years, each makes new discoveries—revealing long-held truths about their past and present that could change their future.”
Starring alongside the leading trio is a great supporting cast, headed up by John Goodman, Matthew Lillard, Robert Patrick, and newcomer Joe Massingill.
Lorenz is making his directorial debut here, having worked with Eastwood on a number of his projects over the years, and he’s directing from a script by newcomer Randy Brown.
Trouble with the Curve is released in the US today, 21st September, and will be coming to the UK a little later on 30th November. I’m really looking forward to seeing Eastwood, Adams, and Timberlake on screen together, and am naturally a little jealous that America will be able to see this from today. For now, here are the two new featurettes to give you a nudge of encouragement to head out to your local theatre over the weekend. Enjoy.