Robert Lorenz

For a film that opens in less than two months, we’ve seen very little from Robert Lorenz‘s Clint Eastwood-starring feature debut, the father-daughter baseball dramedy Trouble With the Curve, so it’s about damn night Warner Bros. rolled out a trailer for the project. And yet, this first trailer doesn’t show us much beyond what audiences are likely expecting from the film – Eastwood is crotchety! Amy Adams is lovely and sweet! Justin Timberlake is snarky and vaguely sleazy! And also Matthew Lillard is there, being kind of a jerk. One thing’s for sure, however, Eastwood’s character, an aging baseball scout who is also losing his vision, was definitely not a fan of Moneyball (damn computers!). But perhaps we will be fans of this film, which looks to be an inoffensive and possibly even charming entry into more adult-skewed “family” films. Settle into the cheap seats and check out the first trailer after the break.

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It was just a couple days ago that we were talking about Clint Eastwood’s return to acting after an ill-advised brush with retirement. Because of a hole in his schedule he was looking to sign on to star in a film called Trouble With the Curve, which is about an aged baseball scout going on a road trip with his adult daughter. Now it’s looking like Eastwood taking the role is a done deal, because he and his producing partner Robert Lorenz are shopping around to find actresses for the role of the daughter. According to Twitch, the duo has locked in on Sandra Bullock, who they’re currently in negotiations to join the film. In my original report on this movie I said that I was a little disappointed that it would be about Eastwood taking a trip with a woman rather than taking a trip with an orangutan, and I have to say that the potential of Bullock being cast is making me lean even further toward that direction. I know that people must like her, she’s even won an award for acting, but I’m just not a fan. What say you? Can you see Bullock rising to the occasion and pulling off playing the fruit of Eastwood’s loins, or should they just do the right thing and go after Holly Hunter?

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Clint Eastwood is, without argument, one of the biggest legends in Hollywood history. First as an actor and then as a director he has proven time and time again to be an invaluable treasure to the film world. I’m a little hit or miss on him as a director though. While he’s directed universally loved features like Unforgiven, he’s also directed movies that I don’t like, such as Million Dollar Baby. So, I’ve always preferred him as an actor. There is no movie that has ever been made worse by Clint Eastwood showing up to squint and growl in it. Because of that, I was pretty disappointed when Eastwood announced that Gran Torino would be the last film he ever appeared in as an actor. Gray skies are gonna clear up though. Eastwood was set to direct a movie called A Star is Born starring Beyonce Knowles, but since she’s gotten pregnant the project has been put in developmental limbo, leaving a hole in the 81-year-old screen veteran’s schedule. And since he’s a total badass that isn’t just going to stop working and rest for a couple months, Eastwood has decided to flirt with the idea of taking on another acting job. The Hollywood Reporter says that he’s in negotiations to star in a film called Trouble With the Curve about a baseball scout who goes on a road trip with his adult daughter. That doesn’t sound quite as good as movie about a baseball scout who goes on a […]

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