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Justin Timberlake Lands Lead Role in Clint Eastwood's Baseball Movie

In news that is sure to divide movie fans, Justin Timberlake has landed the lead role in Clint Eastwood's baseball movie, The Trouble with the Curve.

The film follows an aging baseball scout (Eastwood) taking one last road trip with his estranged daughter (Amy Adams). Timberlake will play Eastwood's pal, Johnny Flanagan, a former pitcher who now works as a baseball scout for the New York Yankees. He'll also act as the love interest for Adams.
 
The movie was recently given a September 28 release date, positioning itself as a potential Oscar candidate during next year's award season. Timberlake may generate more awards buzz as he's also due to star in the Coen Bros. folk-era drama Inside Llewyn Davis with John Goodman.
 
Timberlake is no stranger to baseball movies. He played a minor league baseball player in 2009's The Open Road, co-starring Jeff Bridges and Kate Mara. Oddly enough, the plot line of that story finds Timberlake's character going on a road trip with his estranged father.
 
So where do you stand on Timberlake being cast in the movie? Is he positioning himself for an awards run next year or do you wish Eastwood had cast someone else?
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