Clint Eastwood in talks to star in baseball flick
October 7th, 2011
04:03 PM ET

Clint Eastwood in talks to star in baseball flick

Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood is returning to his roots, according to Entertainment Weekly. Look out, Brad Pitt – the 81-year-old actor is reportedly in talks to star in an upcoming baseball drama.

We can thank Beyonce’s unborn baby for Clint’s potential new role. According to Deadline, her pregnancy forced Eastwood to postpone directing his remake of “A Star is Born," in which Beyonce's been cast.

With some extra time on his hands, sources tell EW that the Hollywood legend is circling the movie “Trouble With the Curve," in which he'd play an old baseball scout who convinces his daughter to go on the road with him.

Eastwood last graced the silver screen in 2008 hit “Gran Torino,” which earned $148 million at the box office.

“When I did ‘Million Dollar Baby’ I thought, ‘Well, this would be a nice one to quit on,’ and then ‘Gran Torino’ came along,” Eastwood told EW in August. “They’re not writing a lot of really great material for guys my age. In lieu of that, I would just prefer to stay behind the camera. But if a great role came along, yeah, I would do that. But actors are like boxers — they stay too long sometimes.”

The Eastwood-directed “J. Edgar,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, hits theaters on November 9.

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  1. saw see

    -Eastwood's been delivering skilfully demoralizing, EUGENICS 'friendly'
    work for decades now. His latest retreads only confirm this pattern.

    Meanwhile, Eastwood himself, a Korea era draftee who got out of going,
    has BALKED and RUN from the 20th –30th –40th –50th and now 60th Anniversary
    of the staggeringly relevant

    -----------–KOREAN WAR-------------.

    Seems Dirty Harry's the biggest COP OUT of all.


    December 21, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. SAM

    I suspect the movie is really about father and daughter, it just happens in the baseball industry.

    October 21, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. stevep1

    Eastwood can't miss. He's real, tackles the issues head on, and knows what is relevant. However these days, if there is not explosions in movies chances are it won't be seen. His movies are seen by people 45 and older. The young lazy generation will not see this icon..but they will flock to see Fast Five and Vin Diesel. What a joke..

    October 20, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |


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    October 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Anomic Office Drone

    Clint Eastwood is the man. He puts out such high quality stuff, that even when it's not normally something I would see I still see it because of his involvement.

    October 10, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Brian

    Its always good to see Clint on the big screen again. His upcoming movie looks good btw. I've seen the behind the scene shots at I'm not sure if its still up though.

    October 10, 2011 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  8. punk

    Bad mouthing Clint Eastwood? You wish you could be half the man he is, even at 81 ! Go ahead and make his day, punk !

    October 9, 2011 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
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    October 8, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. maxpayne

    baseball, idiots....ball and glove? "Gran Torino" rocked and you can't make a better Western than "Unforgiven"

    October 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • drive by troll

      this jerk (all three from the same person) thinks this is sooooooo funny

      I have read this same joke by this same lame-o on different topics

      not worth your time

      October 17, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  11. seven

    basketball is just so lame. it is almost like golf or something.

    October 7, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. lurlene

    Yeah. He needs to conserve his time left and make good movies. Nobody likes basketball.

    October 7, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. natalie

    Well thats dumb. He needs to do another good western like Unforgiven. He is getting old and might conk out soon. He should be making something good instead of a basketball movie.

    October 7, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |

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