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Justin Timberlake in talks to play Clint Eastwood rival in 'Trouble with the Curve'

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Justin Timberlake is in talks to join Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams in Trouble with the Curve, EW has confirmed. Eastwood, in his first acting role since 2008’s Gran Torino, stars as an aging baseball scout on one final trip with his daughter (Adams) to find the sport’s next big star. Timberlake would play a rival scout — and a possible love interest for the daughter. Matthew Lillard has a supporting role as another rival scout.

Eastwood’s longtime producing partner Robert Lorenz is making his feature directing debut with the film — it’s the first time Eastwood has acted for a director other than himself since 1993’s In the Line of Fire. Production is set to begin in March. [Deadline]

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