Clint Eastwood Acting Again in 'Trouble With the Curve'

Clint Eastwood - 39th AFI Life Achievement Award - P - 2011
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His longtime associate Robert Lorenz will direct the project.

Retirement is for suckers.

Clint Eastwood, who once said that 2008’s Gran Torino would likely be his last acting gig, is in talks to go in front of the camera once again for Trouble With the Curve.

His longtime producing partner at Malpaso Productions Robert Lorenz is in talks to direct the baseball drama, set up at Eastwood’s longtime home of Warner Bros.

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The script, by Randy Brown, centers on an aging baseball scout who goes on a road trip with his adult daughter.

The 81-year old Eastwood was due to direct A Star Is Born for Warners but when star Beyonce Knowles got pregnant, that pushed the remake into limbo, leaving Eastwood, never one to stand still, with an open slot.

Beyond the fact that Eastwood is agreeing to act again, the project is notable in that Lorenz will be making his directorial debut. While Lorenz has been producing Eastwood’s movies since 2002’s Blood Work, he’s also been working as an assistant director for the actor-director since 1995’s The Bridges of Madison County, with his last behind-the-camera credit 2004’s Million Dollar Baby.  

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Eastwood and Lorenz’s latest production is J. Edgar, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the infamous FBI chief. The movie opens Nov. 9.

Sarah Schechter is overseeing for the studio.