Clint Eastwood Considering Return to Acting in Baseball Drama

In 2008, while making the rounds promoting Gran Torino, Clint Eastwood had said that it would be the final time that he performed in front of the camera. The movie went on to be Eastwood’s biggest moneymaker, grossing $270 million worldwide.

Since then, he’s brought us one movie per year, Invictus and Hereafter, both of which earned Oscar nominations. This November, Eastwood’s latest film, J. Edgar arrives in theaters next month with strong Oscar buzz thanks to Leonardo diCaprio’s chameleon-like performance as the infamous lawman.
 
It seems though that the 81-year-old Eastwood may be headed back in front of the camera for the baseball drama Trouble With the Curve, starring as a veteran baseball scout with eyesight troubles who talks his daughter into going onto the road with him. The daughter role has yet to be cast.
 
If Eastwood signs on to star, it would be the first time he’s acted in a movie for another director in almost 20 years, the last time being Wolfgang Petersen’s In the Line of Fire.
 
During promo for Gran Torino, Eastwood has said, "They’re not writing a lot of really great material for guys my age. In lieu of that, I would prefer to just stay behind the camera. But if a great role came along, yeah, I would do that. But actors are like boxers – they stay too long sometimes."
 
So what do you think? Would you like to see Eastwood on the big screen again?

 

 

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