Well, this ought to make the day of a few Clint Eastwood fans out there—looks like the actor turned director who stated that 2008’s Gran Torino would be his final bow in front of a movie camera is planning on returning from his acting retirement for at least one more film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Eastwood is “in talks to go in front of the camera once again for Trouble With the Curve,” which would center on “an aging baseball scout who goes on a road trip with his adult daughter.”
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.
Lorenz, who has been producing Eastwood’s films since 2002’s Blood Simple, and assistant-directing them since 1995’s The Bridges of Madison County, will make his directorial debut with the film.
Eastwood and Lorenz’s next film, J. Edgar, charts the life of FBI head J. Edgar Hoover, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio. J. Edgar is set for release on November 9. Eastwood is also set to direct a remake of A Star is Born, which has been pushed back to due lead actress Beyonce Knowles’ pregnancy.
What do you think of Clint Eastwood making a return?