Films about baseball are usually just as romantic as the games themselves. THE NATURAL, FIELD OF DREAMS and MONEYBALL prove that Hollywood has a love affair with the metaphor rich American institution. The latest to join in is the Clint Eastwood starrer, TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Justin Timberlake is joining Amy Adams and Eastwood the Warner Bros. drama which sees Eastwood’s longtime producer partner Robert Lorenz making his directorial debut.
According to the trade, the road drama centers on an aging baseball scout (Eastwood) who goes on a road trip to search for new talent while trying to save his relationship with his adult daughter (Adams), a rising attorney who is on the verge of being promoted to partner. Timberlake will play a young scout who may be Adams’ love interest. And they are looking at a start date in Atlanta in March.
For Timberlake, the role continues his high-profile transition to acting. Last year he appeared in three movies, starring in IN TIME, BAD TEACHER and FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS.
What are your thoughts? Are you eager to see Timberlake continue acting or would you rather have him focus on bringing Sexy Back? TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE is due in theaters on September 28.