Although Clint Eastwood seemed to have long since abandoned appearing in anyone’s films except his own (he last stepped in front of the camera for someone else back in 1993 for In the Line of Fire), that all looks set to change with “Trouble with the Curve”, a new film about an ageing baseball scout who takes his daughter on the road for his final recruiting trip.
The director of this new venture will be Robert Lorenz, who has worked with Eastwood for years as his producing partner and assistant director, but has yet to take the director’s reins on his own. He will work from a script by Randy Brown, also a first-timer. Needless to say Eastwood and Amy Adams will play the father and daughter pair and Matthew Lillard (Scooby Doo, Scream, Without a Paddle) and Joe Massingill are also in talks to join the party. If they do, Lillard looks to be in the frame as a fellow scout and Massingill a baseball player that Eastwood is checking out.
Lorenz clearly has set his sights on adopting Eastwood’s famed “get on with it” approach, as the film is scheduled for release on 28th September. Even without the lengthy post-production schedule that would beset a more effects-heavy picture, that’s still a pretty nifty turn-around. No doubt Eastwood will help shepherd Lorenz along if it is needed.