In the film, Gus Lobel (Eastwood) is an aging baseball scout for the major league team, the Atlanta Braves. Long since widowed and living alone, Gus has embarked on a recruiting trip—maybe his last, considering his age and the changing business—to find a talented young player. He’s joined by his daughter Mickey (Adams), a busy corporate lawyer. The two have maintained a mostly episodic and often strained relationship in the past, which secrets and lies have not helped to mend. As they reconnect and attempt to work out their personal issues, they cross paths and fates with Johnny (Justin Timberlake), an upcoming rival scout, in a season that will be deeply cathartic for all of them.
“‘Trouble with the Curve’ is a story about how we deal with what life throws at us,” describes Robert Lorenz (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Mystic River”), Clint Eastwood’s long-time producer whose feature film directorial debut is this sports drama.
“It has characters in whom we can all see a bit of ourselves, reaching those moments in life when we are faced with re-evaluating priorities: the importance we put on our careers, our friendships and our family,” Lorenz adds.
Also in the movie are Matthew Lillard and John Goodman.
Lorenz directed the film from a screenplay by Randy Brown. The film is produced by Eastwood, Lorenz and Michele Weisler, with Tim Moore serving as executive producer.
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