John Goodman Finds Trouble with the Curve


Announced last October, Clint Eastwood is planning a return to acting with Trouble with the Curve, to be directed by Robert Lorenz. Today, Variety reports that John Goodman is joining the cast opposite both Eastwood and the previously announced Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake.

From screenwriter Randy Brown, Trouble with the Curve features Eastwood as a baseball scout who is losing his vision with his age just as he and his daughter (Adams) take a final road trip to Atlanta to check out a prospective talent.

Goodman will play Pete Klein, an old friend of Eastwood’s character who also works in baseball scouting.

Director Lorenz has been working with Eastwood as an assistant director as far back as The Bridges of Madison County. This project will mark his full directing debut and Eastwood’s first time in front of the cameras since 2008’s Gran Torino.

Trouble with the Curve is planned for a September 28th release.

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