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Friday, 31 August 2012

Clint Eastwood throws a curve ball.

Seems retirement doesn't suit Clint Eastwood and the legend is now back in front of the camera for Trouble with the Curve which is directed by long time Eastwood collaborator, Robert Lorenz. Eastwood plays an aging baseball scout who takes his daughter on one last recruiting trip. Sounds like one of those slushly sporting dramas, but it will certainly be nice to see Eastwood back on screen.

An aging Atlanta Braves baseball scout named Gus Lobel (Eastwood) is given one last assignment to prove his worth to the organization, who sees him as unable to adapt to changes in the business. His boss and friend Pete (Goodman), who does not want to see him let go, asks Gus's daughter Mickey (Adams) to join him on the trip to make sure he's ok, against Gus's wishes. Together they scout a top new prospect in North Carolina, where Mickey begins to take an active role in her father's work to make up for his failing vision, which he has hidden from his bosses. Along the way Gus reconnects with Johnny (Timberlake), a rival team's scout who has a friendly history with Gus, as Gus was the man who scouted him when he was a baseball player, and who also takes an interest in Mickey