Eastwood’s latest undertaking was directed by Robert Lorenz. Although this is his first time at the helm, he has worked with Eastwood as assistant director or assistant to the director since 1994. Their more recent successes, namely Million Dollar Baby and Mystic River, bode well for Trouble with the Curve.
Still not in review, the trailer is the best evidence that this will be another serious effort by Eastwood along the lines of Gran Torino. This time out, Eastwood plays a long since retired baseball scout who has to come to terms with his daughter and their unresolved past.
Over the years, Eastwood has had no qualms delving into the dark crevices that lurk beyond the surface of life. But unlike Gran Torino (and the vast majority of Eastwood projects through out his career for that matter) this venture appears to be mostly story driven as evidenced by its PG-13 rating.
His latest project will only be enhanced by the ever versatile and solid performing skills of Amy Adams (Julie & Julia, The Fighter, Catch Me If You Can). Justin Timberlake is in a supporting role as Adam’s love interest, lending even more name recognition to a solid cast.
All in all, it is quite remarkable that Clint Eastwood, who at age 82, is still acting, producing and directing front and center in Hollywood’s movie making machinery. The man who was written off for so many years by Hollywood’s elite as a B-movie matinee idol continues to get his due.
John Villec is director of the movie Aliens From Outer Space