Recently the big news hit that a hole in Clint Eastwood’s directing schedule was going to lead him into coming out of acting retirement and allow him to star in a new movie called Trouble With the Curve. The story centers on a baseball scout who is losing his sight and getting too old for his job and who embarks on a final road trip/scouting mission with his adult daughter. Apparently, she’s there to help him scout a hot young prospect, but I’m willing to bet some daddy/daughter bonding is going to go on as well. Just call it a hunch.
Reports were going around soon after the film was announced that Sandra Bullock was in negotiations to play the daughter, but those negotiations must not have gone too well, because she never signed, and now Variety is reporting that Amy Adams has been offered the role instead.
Apparently Bullock’s schedule was too full to fit the movie in, so Warner Bros. is hoping that Adams will be more flexible. I think this is a good move for the studio all around. Adams isn’t as big of a name as Bullock, but that means she will probably come cheaper. And, also, she comes with the added perk of being so much better than Sandra Bullock.
I’ve always always been a much bigger fan of Clint Eastwood the actor than I have been of Clint Eastwood the director, so hopefully Adams is able to fit this one in and the project starts to move forward. I’d hate for this project to take too long spinning its wheels and make Eastwood pass on it to direct another sappy biopic or boring period piece. I want this guy in front of the camera, growling and looking like a pissed-off piece of man-jerky. Maybe this one can get him re-bit by the acting bug.