Indiewire’s Keith Jagernauth reports Clint Eastwood is signed to play the lead role in “Trouble With The Curve”. If you think Clint’s a little long in the tooth to star in a Mike Pelfrey biopic, well, you’re right (link swiped from Repoz and Baseball Think Factory)
Penned by Randy Brown, the film has a great concept, centering on an aging baseball scout, who is slowly going blind, on a final trip with his daughter to check out a hot prospect. If “Moneyball” was an ode to baseball’s journeyman players, ‘Curve’ seems poised to tell the story of the old fogies around the table that Billy Beane couldn’t jive with. Should he take on the part, Eastwood will be doing a solid for first-time director Robert Lorenz. His partner at Malpaso Productions, Lorenz has also served as second unit or assistant director on many of Eastwood’s films. So it’s a nice “Thank you” for Clint to take the leading role in his first film.
Given Eastwood’s generally reliable eye for a quality script, I’m anticipating an end product that’s a tad more believable than Edward James Olmos as a scout-turned-major league catcher in “Talent For The Game”. And I cannot possibly imagine a bigger box office bomb than this ;