TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE is an upcoming sports-drama film starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, Matthew Lillard, John Goodman and newcomer, Joe Massingill. It marks Eastwood’s first acting project since 2008’s “Gran Torino” and the first film he stars in since “In the Line of Fire” to not have him as director. Directed by Robert Lorenz (Eastwood’s partner at Malpaso Productions) from a script by Randy Brown, the film revolves around a retiring baseball scout who brings his daughter on his final trip.
An aging Atlanta Braves baseball scout named Gus (Eastwood) sets out to discover if he still has value as a scout and as dad. Gus brings his daughter (Adams) on his final scouting trip to scout a new top prospect, Bo Gentry (Massingill). Along the way Gus reconnects with Johnny (Timberlake), a rival scout who has a friendly history with Gus, the man who scouted him when he was a baseball player. Johnny also has interest in his daughter, something Gus does not approve of.