Clint Eastwood’s Next is Gran Torino


Clint Eastwood will next direct and star in Gran Torino for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures. Variety says the film is scheduled for a December release.

The trade adds that details of “Torino” are being kept under tantalizingly tight wraps. Existence of the film, and Eastwood’s role, were only revealed on Tuesday when Warner quietly dated the movie for sometime in December.

Producers are Rob Lorenz, Eastwood’s partner at Malpaso Productions, and Billy Gerber. Executive producers are Jenette Kahn and Adam Richman at Double Nickel Ent.

On Nov. 7, Universal and Imagine open the Eastwood-directed Angelina Jolie starrer Changeling, a child abduction drama. Also for Warner, Eastwood is set to direct Nelson Mandela pic The Human Factor.