The last time Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood stepped in front of the camera was in the highly-acclaimed 2008 drama Gran Torino — which Eastwood also directed — and it seemed for a long time that the role might be his very last as an actor. Eastwood famously commented that Gran Torino "will probably do it" for him, at least "as far as acting is concerned," saying that he didn't "want to be like a fighter who stays in the ring too long."
Eastwood qualified these statements when we caught up with him at an event in L.A. a couple of years ago, saying that he would "only act again if something good came along," and, thankfully, something good did come along in the form of the baseball drama Trouble with the Curve. In the movie, directed by Eastwood's long-time producer partner, Robert Lorenz, Eastwood once again steps in front of the camera to play Gus, an aging Atlanta Braves scout whose poor eyesight prompts him to enlist his daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), to be his eyes for him. more about Trouble With the Curve >> Posted 08.10.12 by BrentJS
Clint Eastwood is back. To acting, anyway. Or, to be more precise, to acting and not directing. For the first time since 1993's In the Line of Fire, Eastwood is not behind the camera (though he is producing) but in front of the camera for the baseball scout drama Trouble with the Curve. Instead, the directing duties are being handled by first-time helmer Robert Lorenz, Eastwood's longtime producing partner. Trouble With the Curve stars Eastwood as an aging Atlanta Braves scout with vision problems named Gus, who recruits his daughter Mickey (Amy Adams) to be his eyes for a recruiting trip.
"He gets his chance to prove whether he still has value as a scout—and as a dad," Lorenz told Entertainment Weekly. "They’re having trouble communicating. They always have, and now they’ve come to a point in the relationship where it’s either going to change or it’s not. He needs a little help, and she decides it’s worth the effort." EW has also released some first-look photos from the project, which co-stars Justin Timberlake as a rival scout who respects Gus, and soon finds that he has feelings for his daughter as well. check out the photos >> Posted 07.27.12 by Ryan
Earlier this month, Matthew Fox (Lost) was cast in the upcoming political thriller Emperor. Set at the end of World War II, Fox will play Gen. Bonner Fellers, one of General Douglas MacArthur's leading Japanese experts during a time when MacArthur was temporarily in charge as the de facto ruler of Japan as supreme commander of the occupying forces. Fellers struggles with the decision whether Emperor Hirohito should be tried and hanged as a war criminal, while also searching for his lost love, a Japanese exchange student he had met years before in the U.S.
With Fox set for the lead role, it was only a matter of time before an actor was cast to play Gen. MacArthur, and, according to ComingSoon, director Peter Webber (Hannibal Rising, Girl With a Pearl Earring) has decided on Tommy Lee Jones for the role. "Tommy will bring strength, intelligence, and gravitas to the portrayal of General Douglas MacArthur, a legendary American hero," said producer Gary Foster (Ghost Rider).
Emperor was written by David Klass (Walking Tall) and Vera Blasi (Tortilla Soup), and starts shooting later this month in New Zealand and Japan. more actors board the Snow Piercer train, Mattew Lillard and Clint Eastwood? >> Posted 01.18.12 by Ryan