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Title: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: nutboy138 on October 05, 2011, 07:35:38 PM
http://www.deadline.com/2011/10/clint-eastwood-stars-in-trouble-with-the-curve-malpasos-robert-lorenz-directing/ (http://www.deadline.com/2011/10/clint-eastwood-stars-in-trouble-with-the-curve-malpasos-robert-lorenz-directing/)

While Clint Eastwood was expected to follow directing J Edgar by directing A Star Is Born with Beyonce, her pregnancy has put that project off. Instead, I hear he’s seriously looking at starring in Trouble With The Curve, a project at Warner Bros that will mark the feature directorial debut of his Malpaso partner Robert Lorenz.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on October 05, 2011, 08:01:38 PM

^^  " Clint Eastwood Stars In ‘Trouble With The Curve; Malpaso’s Robert Lorenz Directing "

 By MIKE FLEMING

 http://www.deadline.com/2011/10/clint-eastwood-stars-in-trouble-with-the-curve-malpasos-robert-lorenz-directing/

 
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BREAKING: While Clint Eastwood was expected to follow directing J Edgar by directing A Star Is Born with Beyonce, her pregnancy has put that project off. Instead, I hear he’s seriously looking at starring in Trouble With The Curve, a project at Warner Bros that will mark the feature directorial debut of his Malpaso partner Robert Lorenz. The Randy Brown-scripted film is about an aging baseball scout, who’s losing his sight, and heads on a last road trip to Atlanta with his daughter to scout a hotshot prospect. They will lock Eastwood and Lorenz’s deals before setting an actress to play the daughter. Malpaso will produce.

Aside from being Eastwood’s longtime business partner, Lorenz has been assistant director on many of Eastwood’s films, including Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River and Blood Work.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on October 05, 2011, 08:15:31 PM
And from a more traditional source:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/clint-eastwood-trouble-with-curve-244700

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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.

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

Clint in a baseball drama? From my point of view, almost too good to be true ...
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on October 05, 2011, 08:17:43 PM
Thanks for the scoop, Nutboy. I edited your post to make the thread title more distinctive (and fixed the link, while I was at it).
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on October 05, 2011, 08:42:04 PM

Clint in a baseball drama? From my point of view, almost too good to be true ...

 ^^ I hope it will be true..... ;)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Gant on October 05, 2011, 11:41:15 PM
I am liking the sound of this...  :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on October 06, 2011, 12:18:42 AM
This is incredible news. With this kind of coverage, I would expect these rumours to be reasonably well founded.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: right turn clyde on October 06, 2011, 01:41:24 AM
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=32154

Fingers crossed, better than that impending Star Is Born project.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: antonis on October 06, 2011, 05:24:54 AM
Please God!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on October 06, 2011, 06:40:37 AM
I don't even like baseball, but this is the best news ever. I was getting doubtful that he'd be back. Go Clint!! See you on opening day! Get that Best Actor Oscar, baby!!  ;D

This project must be something really special. "Gran Torino" was the perfect way to go out. If anybody has read the script, let us know more, though I don't want anything too spoilerish. "Million Dollar Baby" and "Gran Torino" were really amazing. I hope he isn't making a mistake. I am so looking forward to this I can't even tell you. I wish somebody knew something more about this project and what might have enticed him to come back, besides Beyonce's pregnancy. Thank you, Beyonce!!!

I personally think he wants his Best Actor Oscar, and I think he deserves it. I hope this role will earn it for him.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on October 06, 2011, 06:44:42 AM
I had similar thoughts, AKA. If he's asking someone else to direct, you would think it might be so he can concentrate on the acting. It seems to be another father-daughter story, and he's had a particular fondness for those in recent years.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: antonis on October 06, 2011, 07:17:33 AM
I had similar thoughts, AKA. If he's asking someone else to direct,

I suppose we all know who will direct {unofficially} :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 06, 2011, 08:27:29 AM
I suppose we all know who will direct {unofficially} :)

 :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Christopher on October 06, 2011, 03:13:09 PM
Sounds good! O0

I had similar thoughts, AKA. If he's asking someone else to direct, you would think it might be so he can concentrate on the acting. It seems to be another father-daughter story, and he's had a particular fondness for those in recent years.
Yeah, I would think even for him, there would be a time where it would just seem like too much work to do both, especially if he ends up shooting this before shooting A Star is Born. I would imagine doing all that work for a movie would get tiresome--I recently heard John Carpenter say that he didn't do the music for a recent movie of his because it's just too much work and he's getting too old. And I vaguely recall reading that Eastwood had said that he was more interested in doing either acting or directing now.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: perfectnumber6 on October 06, 2011, 04:53:20 PM
Clint in a baseball movie—this is exciting! There is something sentimental about the All-American sport and I think the older Clint Eastwood would be well suited to this role.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on October 06, 2011, 10:31:36 PM
iI'm surprised there hasn't been more response to this on the board. This is the most significant Eastwood news in years! I would have thought more people would have an opinion about it.

What was it that you had similar thoughts about, KC? That you worry it might be a mistake to come out of acting retirement to do this film given the quality of "Gran Torino" or that you think Eastwood was enticed by the possibility of winning a Best Actor Oscar? I say a lot in my posts, so just not sure what you agreed with.

Do you guys think it might be a little premature to get too excited? I mean, the articles say he's "in talks" not that he's signed for the film. It could still not happen right? How well founded do you think this information is?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 06, 2011, 10:35:10 PM
Do you guys think it might be a little premature to get too excited?

Exactly why I haven't posted about it. I don't want to sound too negative but I just can't see it happening. Sorry, it's just how I feel. I'd love to see Clint act again but I can't see it happening. Sorry.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on October 06, 2011, 11:04:46 PM
Why can't you see it happening, Schofield? Do you think it's not the right project, or what? What motivates you to feel the way that you do?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 06, 2011, 11:07:56 PM
What motivates you to feel the way that you do?

Nothing really, it's just how I feel. Like I said it would be great but I don't think it will happen.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on October 06, 2011, 11:49:38 PM
What was it that you had similar thoughts about, KC? That you worry it might be a mistake to come out of acting retirement to do this film given the quality of "Gran Torino" or that you think Eastwood was enticed by the possibility of winning a Best Actor Oscar?

The latter.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Gant on October 07, 2011, 12:12:20 AM
It might just be one of those lucky things that just falls into place.. A previous project on hold, a story that attracts him, a director he trusts.. It'll need to be something good to live with Torino/Million Dollar Baby.. but he'll know whether it's a good enough script or not.. Being a great judge of material has always been one of Clints strong points.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on October 07, 2011, 10:19:31 AM
My ONLY reservation on this very exciting story is that I thought Gran Torino provided the perfect finale to his acting career.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Gant on October 07, 2011, 12:04:53 PM
True... but I thought the same about Million Dollar Baby till Torino came along.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Christopher on October 07, 2011, 12:09:33 PM
I don't think an actor should worry about how they leave the business or wanting to make sure their last role is thematically suitable with the rest of their body of work. I know what people mean when they say that Gran Torino could be a good role to stop with, but then he would have been cornering himself if he'd had that in mind. But luckily, I think Eastwood is the type of actor who would take the role if he thought it was interesting.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Southern cat on October 07, 2011, 07:04:10 PM
I don't think an actor should worry about how they leave the business or wanting to make sure their last role is thematically suitable with the rest of their body of work. I know what people mean when they say that Gran Torino could be a good role to stop with, but then he would have been cornering himself if he'd had that in mind. But luckily, I think Eastwood is the type of actor who would take the role if he thought it was interesting.

My thoughts exactly!
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: perfectnumber6 on October 07, 2011, 07:11:50 PM
I understand he is getting older, but he doesn't seem to be slowing down. I doubt he's the kind of man to plan on a role being his last—especially if a great opportunity arises. I have no idea if this is it, but it sure sounds like it could be a good one!
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 07, 2011, 08:07:31 PM
J. Edgar?  I'll pass.  As far as this rumor goes...  I too, am doubtful but will go out of my way to see this if it becomes a reality.  Hell, I may even take the day off from work!  8)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on October 08, 2011, 07:34:44 PM

 " The anti-”Moneyball?” Clint Eastwood to star in a movie about a baseball scout "

 Craig Calcaterra

 http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/10/06/the-anti-moneyball-clint-eastwood-to-star-in-a-movie-about-a-baseball-scout/

 
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“Moneyball” made money and everyone loves Clint Eastwood, so it is not at all shocking that another baseball movie is getting off the ground.  It’s called “Trouble With the Curve,” and here is the description, courtesy of Indiewire:

 
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Penned by Randy Brown, the film has a great concept, centering on an aging baseball scout, who is slowly going blind, on a final trip with his daughter to check out a hot prospect. If “Moneyball” was an ode to baseball’s journeyman players, ‘Curve’ seems poised to tell the story of the old fogies around the table that Billy Beane couldn’t jive with.

 
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I’m such a Clint Eastwood fan that I’d watch him in a movie about a guy who drags the infield with his four-wheeler for Legion games, so this sounds good to me.  Heck, I even loved those movies he did with the orangutan. I even liked “Firefox,” and that was just awful.

Just hope it doesn’t, you know, suck.  Eastwood said he was done with acting after “Gran Torino,” and it’s hard to top the way he went out with that.  And please, get off my lawn.


 


  http://www.slashfilm.com/clint-eastwood-act-baseball-film-trouble-curve/


 
I like to see .... That will be nice if Sydney Penny plays the role of daughter.....if Allison does not want to play with her dad once again......  :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on October 08, 2011, 08:25:17 PM
I like EW's take on this project in an article by Anthony Breznican, which begins:

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“You never know when I’ll be back …”

This is how Clint Eastwood answered my question* recently about whether he planned to act again after 2008′s Gran Torino. That movie was one of his most successful — earning $148 million domestically ($270 worldwide) — largely because audiences wanted to see that iconic face, permanently marked with contempt for punks, on the big screen again.

Before he was an Oscar-winning director, he was a movie star — and fans still want him to be. He may soon oblige them.

That asterisk leads to this footnote:

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*(In truth, it wasn’t really my question, but my Uncle Joe’s, who perpetually asks whether Eastwood is going to act again whenever he hears his nephew will be interviewing him. Eastwood’s full response: “You tell Uncle Joe, you never know when I’ll be back …”)

Now at least we all have some idea.

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2011/10/05/clint-eastwood-may-act-again-in-baseball-drama-breaking/
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on October 09, 2011, 10:53:00 PM
I don't understand why all the reports say that Clint Eastwood announced he was retiring from acting. That's really not accurate. What he said is that "Gran Torino" would probably be his last acting role, but when pressed, he said that was because he didn't think there would be roles for someone his age. Every other time when somebody asked, he hedged and said he didn't really know but that he was open if a good script came along. Not only that, I think you have to take his initial comments in the context with which they were uttered. At the time, there was a lot of buzz that Eastwood would be nominated for an Oscar for his performance in "Gran Torino." It didn't happen, but there was a lot of talk about it. He might have said that as part of his campaign in order to entice the Academy to nominate him, letting them know that they might not get another chance.

How exactly does that equate to "Clint Eastwood has announced that he has retired from acting?"  ::)

I think the likelihood of this new project happening is more likely than not. I think Clint wants his Oscar, and it sounds like this is a good role, from what limited information we have about it, to help him get it!

Go Clint! See you in Carmel in a few days, buddy! ;)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on October 09, 2011, 11:28:14 PM
A number of years ago we had a big fight on this board because someone had found an interview with Eastwood in a British general-interest magazine with a headline to the effect that he didn't want to act anymore. The member in question took this to mean he would definitely never act again. I pointed out that he had been saying this sort of thing in interviews since Unforgiven, and that it didn't seem likely he would be announcing such a major career decision in that particular venue.

That was before both Million Dollar Baby and Gran Torino.

I've yet to read an interview where he says, "I am never going to act again," or "Gran Torino was my last film as an actor." He always hedges. AKA is quite correct there.

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Dan Dassow on October 10, 2011, 06:21:24 AM
I've yet to read an interview where he says, "I am never going to act again," or "Gran Torino was my last film as an actor." He always hedges. AKA is quite correct there.

Mr. Eastwood has the advantage that he does not have to act, direct or produce films and thus can choose roles and films that he finds interesting.

I seriously doubt that we will ever see an article where Mr. Eastwood states that he will never act again. Roles suitable for him are simply not common. The role of an aging baseball scout seems ideal for him.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on October 10, 2011, 09:39:46 AM
I don't think an actor should worry about how they leave the business or wanting to make sure their last role is thematically suitable with the rest of their body of work. I know what people mean when they say that Gran Torino could be a good role to stop with, but then he would have been cornering himself if he'd had that in mind. But luckily, I think Eastwood is the type of actor who would take the role if he thought it was interesting.

I don't agree with this. While I agree an actor shouldn't have to make sure their last role is thematically suitable with the rest of their work, I do think that an actor should be protective of his legacy. If I have misunderstood your post, Christopher, please let me know, but these are my thoughts on the matter. You look at a lot of these wonderful actors (Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, to name a few) and a lot of their recent work is just terrible. It's way beneath them. I know they're making money doing these mediocre roles, but I would hope were I in their position I'd have a little bit more integrity. There is something to be said about keeping busy and working in one's craft, but Sean Connery's last film was "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," Gene Hackman's was "Welcome to Mooseport." An actor of Gene Hackman's caliber's last film is "Welcome to Mooseport." Really?

I do think an actor, when choosing roles, should be mindful that the roles that they choose are worthy of their talents and abilities. I don't believe in doing a movie for a paycheck. Fortunately, I don't think Clint does either, so if he chooses to do this one, it's got to be good. I'll try to get some intel on this project, if I can, at the festival to get confirmation that Clint's going to do it.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on October 10, 2011, 03:59:31 PM
I wrote the author of the article in Variety. Here's what he told me:

As far as I know, Clint plans to star in the picture. Haven’t read the script but apparently it has been kicking around town for a long time. Not sure what made him wanna do it. Sorry I can’t be of more help but keep reading as we may have his co-star soon…

 

Best,

Jeff
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on October 11, 2011, 01:48:03 PM
Sandra Bullock linked

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a345085/sandra-bullock-for-clint-eastwoods-trouble-with-the-curve-daughter.html
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: TWOMULES on October 11, 2011, 02:41:28 PM
Sandra Bullock linked

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a345085/sandra-bullock-for-clint-eastwoods-trouble-with-the-curve-daughter.html

Thank you palooka for posting the link on Sandra Bullock. O0

I hope we will be seeing you in this one. :) 
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on October 11, 2011, 04:19:15 PM
Sandra Bullock linked

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a345085/sandra-bullock-for-clint-eastwoods-trouble-with-the-curve-daughter.html

^^ Strong casting!!  8)

" Sandra Bullock May Play Clint Eastwood’s Daughter in ‘Trouble with the Curve’ "

 by Angie Han

 http://www.slashfilm.com/sandra-bullock-play-clint-eastwoods-daughter-trouble-curve/

 
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Given the pedigree of the project, Eastwood and Lorenz probably have plenty of well-regarded actresses to choose from, so naturally they’ve got their eye on one of the biggest stars around. According to a new report, Sandra Bullock may be up for the gig. Read more after the jump.

 
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Twitch reports that Bullock is currently in talks with the film’s producers — Eastwood and Lorenz — for the part. Randy Brown‘s script revolves around Eastwood’s character, a veteran baseball scout who’s slowly losing his vision. He decides to take one last trip with his daughter to Atlanta, where they’ll scope out a promising young player. Few other details are known about Bullock’s character at this point.

  (http://bitcast-a-sm.bitgravity.com/slashfilm/wp/wp-content/images/Sandra-Bullock-550x317.jpg)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on October 11, 2011, 04:26:13 PM
What does everyone think of this? How do you think Bullock might pair off alongside Eastwood? Does Bullock have the acting chops to pull off this kind of a role? Given the age of the character, I'm not sure there are are that many A-list actor options. Sandra Bullock does seem to fit the bill.

I'm not a big Sandra Bullock fan. I did like her in "The Blindside," and felt she gave a very good performance. I think this could actually work, even though I'm not thrilled with the choice. Eastwood does often tend to bring out the best performances in even mediocre actors, and Bullock is an Oscar winner, so the establishment does think she has acting talent. I'd love to hear what everyone else thinks.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 11, 2011, 10:14:06 PM
My memory isn't the best but wasn't Bullock mentioned early on when Million Dollar Baby was in the works? I maybe wrong but I have a feeling she was spoken about.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on October 11, 2011, 10:19:54 PM
Your memory isn't as bad as you think, Kid! Yes, she was interested in the film, but that was before Eastwood's involvement.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 11, 2011, 10:51:42 PM
And it was me that posted this back in 2005!  ;D

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Sandra Bullock is upset by reports she turned down the chance to star in Oscar-winning movie Million Dollar Baby - because she tried to get the film made for years. The actress calls rumors she snubbed Clint Eastwood "total rubbish," insisting instead that gossips have got their facts wrong. She explains, "We had Million Dollar Baby with someone else for a while, trying to get it made. I couldn't get it made. We tried and tried and tried. (They were like) Female boxing movies don't sell. I was like, 'This is the most incredible piece.' I then started doing Miss Congeniality 2 and they got Hilary Swank and they got Clint." But Bullock insists she's not bitter about the fact the film went on to net Swank a Best Actress Oscar - in the role she wanted to play: "When things like that happen, that's the way they're supposed to be."

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=3976.msg56632#msg56632
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on October 12, 2011, 05:55:22 AM
I would have liked to see Michelle Pfeiffer, Laura Linney, or Diane Lane as the daughter. They are all better actresses, in my humble opinion, than Sandra Bullock, and in particular I've always wanted to see Michele Pfeiffer and Clint Eastwood in a movie together. Of course, these actresses may not fit the character. I don't know.

Sandra Bullock does have a hard edge to her that could play off well against Eastwood, assuming they have a strained relationship in the story, which given the set-up, seems pretty likely.

Bullock is supposed to give a very good performance in the new 9/11 drama, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." I'm hoping she can pull this off. I think it could be quite a complicated role.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on October 12, 2011, 06:47:15 AM
Linney has already played Eastwood's character's daughter onscreen, so she's probably not interested in reprising the role.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 12, 2011, 07:03:54 AM
I like Sandra Bullock. I have seen most of her movies and think she would be good in this part, if it comes to pass.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: MC on October 12, 2011, 07:43:30 AM
Bullock is one of my least-favorite actresses, so this dampers my already-low enthusiasm for this project (outside of Clint acting again, which is tremendous).

Like AKA23, I was hoping for Linney ... her role in Absolute Power was a little small, so thought she might be game for reprising the father-daughter dynamic if the part was a bit meatier here.

I haven't seen Bullock in The Blind Side or, obviously, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, so perhaps I've underestimated her. Either way, if she does take the part I of course look forward to being proven wrong.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: antonis on October 12, 2011, 09:55:01 AM
Although I'm not a fan of Mrs Bullock I have to admit that she stunted respectively opposite a phlegmatic old man in the past {Michael Caine}.Considering Eastwood's on screen persona I expect her to provide comic reliefs, as seen by other costars of the past , such as Ed Harris,Chief Dan George and above all Jeff Bridges {Thunderbolt and Lightfoot another road movie}.
I highly anticipate this one to come true.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Hemlock on October 14, 2011, 01:15:57 PM
I would like to see this film much more than the remake of Star Is Born.Not sure about Bullock as I´ve seen her only in comedies but didn`t she win an Oscar year or two ago???
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on October 14, 2011, 05:21:26 PM
Not sure about Bullock as I´ve seen her only in comedies but didn`t she win an Oscar year or two ago???

She did, for something called The Blind Side (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0878804/).
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Christopher on October 14, 2011, 06:30:03 PM
I've always liked Sandra Bullock since way back when I first saw her in Speed. I think she could be good on screen with Eastwood. It would be nice if this got done before A Star is Born. Like others have mentioned, this does sound more interesting than that project.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Gant on October 16, 2011, 11:20:28 AM
In my humble opinion Eastwood has always been very good at picking scripts and surrounding himself with top notch co-stars (excepting Charlie Sheen of course).. If he's ok with Sandra Bullock then it's probably going to work

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on October 16, 2011, 02:18:41 PM
I spoke with Gary Roach and Eastwood's long-time editor Joel Cox yesterday. They both confirmed to me that this project is going ahead, that Clint Eastwood is indeed starring, and that Robert Lorenz, not Eastwood, is directing. According to Gary Roach, who for those of you who don't know is the co-editor for Eastwood, the film should start filming in March. Gary Roach said the film is about a guy who has been left behind by his industry. He is a baseball scout who is being pushed to use technology for his scouting. He continues to do things the old fashioned way and is being pushed out of the profession as a result. He said it was a perfect role for Eastwood. Joel Cox said "if you like "Gran Torino," you'll like this new one." Gary Roach confirmed to me that the studio wants Sandra Bullock to play the daughter.

I thought I'd update all of you on the board. We now have official confirmation that this project is going ahead. I am excited! 
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 16, 2011, 05:33:17 PM
So far, (for what it's worth) IMDB has this project listed as in development.  Of course, this doesn't mean it's set in stone.  The release date next to the title, Trouble With The Curve, is 2013.  Now, Clint can go ahead and direct another 10 films and not star in them for all I care, but THIS one, I'll be the first in line for!  I think Sandra Bullock could pull this kind of role off very well but who knows, an unknown may wind up being used instead.  Time will tell.  Speaking of time, 5 years in between starring roles is 5 years too long in my book but hell, a little over a year from now will be well worth the wait.

This could be a good pairing....

(http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/pc/Alison+Eastwood+Clint+Eastwood+dines+out+Katsuya+h0G-TWNaSuXl.jpg)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Christopher on October 16, 2011, 08:16:03 PM
Now, Clint can go ahead and direct another 10 films and not star in them for all I care...
Well, who knows, he may end up directing a movie that you're interested in! ;)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on October 16, 2011, 08:46:22 PM
Maybe he'll do a science fiction fantasy about the reincarnation of Elvis Presley! ;)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Christopher on October 16, 2011, 09:00:39 PM
This could be a good pairing....

(http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/pc/Alison+Eastwood+Clint+Eastwood+dines+out+Katsuya+h0G-TWNaSuXl.jpg)
And I agree, it would be cool if Alison played his daughter again in a movie.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 17, 2011, 04:47:58 AM
Well, who knows, he may end up directing a movie that you're interested in! ;)

He's 1 for 9 so I doubt it.  I won't see J. Edgar until it becomes available for borrowing from my local library, so I can't include it yet.  

Maybe he'll do a science fiction fantasy about the reincarnation of Elvis Presley! ;)

I wouldn't want him to do it.  No, Mr. Eastwood can and will do what he pleases.  As I've stated elsewhere and will reiterate here, I completely understand and respect that.  I just don't like it or the majority of the films he's directed but not starred in thus far.  If he directs a western or an action "flick", attending those upon release would be my exception to the rule.

So, I'll bide my time and see if this project comes to life.  Truth be told, I think it would probably be his very last (starring role) and if that's the case, so be it.  Having Alison co-star would be a bonus.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on October 17, 2011, 06:53:57 AM
So far, (for what it's worth) IMDB has this project listed as in development.  Of course, this doesn't mean it's set in stone.  

This could be a good pairing....

(http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/pc/Alison+Eastwood+Clint+Eastwood+dines+out+Katsuya+h0G-TWNaSuXl.jpg)

I spoke to Clint Eastwood's editors. They both said he is doing the movie and that it is filming after the first of the year, most likely in March. Of course, things could always fall through, but Joel Cox told me he had met with Eastwood about the film last night and that he was starring and excited about doing it. I would hope Joel Cox would have more up to date information than IMDB, so I personally consider this project set in stone.

I don't think it would be a good idea to cast Alison Eastwood as the daughter. Firstly, it would be distracting, and secondly, I don't think Alison Eastwood is a very good actress.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: MC on October 17, 2011, 07:29:39 AM
I spoke with Gary Roach and Eastwood's long-time editor Joel Cox yesterday. They both confirmed to me that this project is going ahead, that Clint Eastwood is indeed starring, and that Robert Lorenz, not Eastwood, is directing. According to Gary Roach, who for those of you who don't know is the co-editor for Eastwood, the film should start filming in March. Gary Roach said the film is about a guy who has been left behind by his industry. He is a baseball scout who is being pushed to use technology for his scouting. He continues to do things the old fashioned way and is being pushed out of the profession as a result. He said it was a perfect role for Eastwood. Joel Cox said "if you like "Gran Torino," you'll like this new one." Gary Roach confirmed to me that the studio wants Sandra Bullock to play the daughter.

AKA23, thanks for the info! Did they speak at all about the circumstances/reasons behind Eastwood acting in the film but not directing (not to mention doing so for a first-time director)? Also, I had wondered if John Lee Hancock had recommended Bullock to Eastwood, so it's interesting to hear your anecdote about it being Warner Bros. who was pushing for Bullock.

Also did they happen to mention if any of the filming would take place in Atlanta/Georgia? One of the story summaries mentioned Atlanta, and since I live in the area I'm keeping a careful eye on where filming will take place :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on October 17, 2011, 07:51:29 AM
AKA23, thanks for the info! Did they speak at all about the circumstances/reasons behind Eastwood acting in the film but not directing (not to mention doing so for a first-time director)? Also, I had wondered if John Lee Hancock had recommended Bullock to Eastwood, so it's interesting to hear your anecdote about it being Warner Bros. who was pushing for Bullock.

Also did they happen to mention if any of the filming would take place in Atlanta/Georgia? One of the story summaries mentioned Atlanta, and since I live in the area I'm keeping a careful eye on where filming will take place :)

I asked Gary Roach about this, but not Joel Cox. Gary Roach said it was another example of Eastwood trying to give someone a shot. Robert Lorenz is Eastwood's long-time assistant director, and this will be his first film. Gary Roach told me that he thinks Eastwood was just trying to give Robert Lorenz a shot "just like he did with me." I think Gary Roach has been an editor for him since "Letters," but he's worked for him in other capacities for quite a few years before that.

As for Atlanta, I did not ask about filming locations, so I don't know.

I don't know if John Lee Hancock recommended Bullock for the role. Gary Roach told me the studio wants Bullock. I don't know if Eastwood wants her too, but a phrase like "the studio wants" makes me wonder. I'm warming up to the idea though. She was good in "The Blind Side," and she definitely does have that edge to her that I think the role will need. I wasn't planning on seeing "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (I lived through 9/11. I don't need to see a movie about it), but I think I will just to check out her performance.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 17, 2011, 09:44:45 AM
I think Alison could pull it off.  Granted, she's not an A-list actress and doesn't have a whole hell of a lot of experience.  Much as I dislike Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil, I thought she acted well enough in that movie.  I don't have any preferences, but I do agree that Sandra Bullock would be a good choice....I hope.  Another actress I think would do well with this part is Catherine Zeta-Jones.  
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Walt on October 19, 2011, 12:53:43 AM
Great news. I'm always more excited to see Clint in front of the camera. Personally I like Bullock. She has charm and could handle the role with ease.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 19, 2011, 03:21:52 AM
Great news. I'm always more excited to see Clint in front of the camera.

Amen to that, brother! Amen!  ;)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Sylvie on October 19, 2011, 04:59:41 AM
I must say that I only saw Sandra Bullock once,  in "Speed", several years ago ...  So why not her  :) ... I can't talk about any other movie she played a part in.
 
I would have liked to see Scarlett Johansson in an Eastwood movie .. maybe next time ... who knows ? ;)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on October 19, 2011, 08:56:00 AM
I think all of us prefer movies Eastwood acts in to ones that he only directs.

For women, I'd like to see Michele Pfeiffer and Rachel McAdams work with Eastwood. Michele Pfeiffer's career has stagnated, but I think she is a good actress. She just needs the right role. Rachel McAdams is gorgeous, and has acting ability. The movies she's chosen for herself are not the best. I think Eastwood could really give her an opportunity for a breakout performance. She was really good in "The Notebook." so she can definitely act. Coming on the heels of her performance in "Midnight in Paris" a role in an Eastwood film would really help her to solidify her standing in the industry and get more interesting roles. Scarlett Johansson would be good too. 

For men, I'd like to see Eastwood work with Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, and Robert Deniro. They're all wonderful actors, but again, their careers have stagnated. They need the right role to sink their teeth into, and I think Eastwood would be a good director to help them get their careers back on track.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on October 23, 2011, 04:27:46 PM
I think all of us prefer movies Eastwood acts in to ones that he only directs.

For women, I'd like to see Michele Pfeiffer and Rachel McAdams work with Eastwood. Michele Pfeiffer's career has stagnated, but I think she is a good actress. She just needs the right role. Rachel McAdams is gorgeous, and has acting ability. The movies she's chosen for herself are not the best. I think Eastwood could really give her an opportunity for a breakout performance. She was really good in "The Notebook." so she can definitely act. Coming on the heels of her performance in "Midnight in Paris" a role in an Eastwood film would really help her to solidify her standing in the industry and get more interesting roles. Scarlett Johansson would be good too. 

For men, I'd like to see Eastwood work with Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, and Robert Deniro. They're all wonderful actors, but again, their careers have stagnated. They need the right role to sink their teeth into, and I think Eastwood would be a good director to help them get their careers back on track.


Love to read all these thoughts and hope this movie gets done...great news if it holds true.  I personally don't think Sandra Bullock is a good actress and thought that The Blind Side was a pretty bad movie... can't belive she won an Oscar for that.

AKA - I totally agree with you that Michelle Pfeiffer would be great opposite Clint.  She is a really good actress and we haven't seen her in much for a long time.  Although, I think McAdams is too young to play the daughter.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 23, 2011, 05:04:58 PM
I agree, Michelle Pfeiffer would be a good choice.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: MC on October 24, 2011, 07:32:57 AM
I like the Pfeiffer suggestion too ...

... or how about two Eastwood vets, Laura Dern or Marcia Gay Harden?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on October 24, 2011, 08:02:13 AM
AKA - I totally agree with you that Michelle Pfeiffer would be great opposite Clint.  She is a really good actress and we haven't seen her in much for a long time.  Although, I think McAdams is too young to play the daughter.

Yeah, Michele Pfeiffer would be great. I wish I knew someone involved in the production, so I could make the suggestion! She's the right age, and Clint could really give her a break, though I think Sandra Bullock is far more commercial, which is likely why the studio wants Sandra Bullock for the role. Though I think this movie is going to be a major hit no matter who they cast as the daughter. There are a lot of people who are going to want to see Eastwood act again, especially after the success of "Gran Torino," and baseball is an American past time, so the theme will likely prove appealing.

I agree McAdams is too young to play the daughter in this particular movie, but I hope Rachel gets cast in another one of Clint's movies soon.

I don't like either Marcia Gay  Harden (I do think she's a decent actress, but I didn't personally like her in either of the two films she did with Eastwood) or Laura Dern, so I wouldn't be in favor of those choices. As was said before, for Eastwood vets, I think Laura Linney would have been a good choice.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on October 24, 2011, 12:33:27 PM
If I had to guess, this script/story will not have that much baseball stuff in it but a more personal story between father and daughter. (unlike Money Ball that was all about baseball and maybe more like Million Dollar Baby)  Sounds like this must be an original script as I can't find any book references to this.....
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on November 02, 2011, 02:55:41 PM
Quote
You're also going to star in Trouble With the Curve, the directing debut of your producing partner Robert Lorenz. What's that?

It's a relationship story between a father and daughter, and the father is an older dude -- I have to work hard on that one! The daughter is a lawyer and trying to help him with the usual things that happen when you become a senior citizen. She gives up her career, which is going well, to help him -- and he's not an appreciative guy. It's got some good characters. I'll probably do that first, but we are still in the initial stages. -

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/j-edgar-qa-clint-eastwood-256092

So, what do you think, Kid? I remember you didn't think this would happen. It appears as if it is. I hope you're as happy about it as I am! :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 02, 2011, 09:56:31 PM
So, what do you think, Kid? I remember you didn't think this would happen. It appears as if it is. I hope you're as happy about it as I am! :)

It's great. My biggest problem over the years has been getting excited about things only to see them fall apart or never happen.  :-\
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: antonis on November 12, 2011, 12:22:26 PM
No Sandra Bullock ?

http://thefilmstage.com/news/amy-adams-reese-witherspoon-possibly-stepping-in-for-sandra-bullock-in-clint-eastwood-starrer-trouble-with-the-curve/
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on November 12, 2011, 12:50:48 PM
I think Adams and Witherspoon are both better actresses than Sandra Bullock. At the same time, Bullock is significantly older. My initials thoughts are that both of them may be too young for the role of daughter to an 81 year old Eastwood.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Christopher on November 12, 2011, 01:06:50 PM
I would very much like to see Bullock portray Eastwood's daughter in the movie. I agree with the guy who wrote the article antonis linked us to--if the role had some humor in it, she'd be a good choice for that.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on November 12, 2011, 08:30:05 PM
I think Adams and Witherspoon are both better actresses than Sandra Bullock. At the same time, Bullock is significantly older. My initials thoughts are that both of them may be too young for the role of daughter to an 81 year old Eastwood.

Both Adams and Witherspoon are just a little younger than Clint's real daughter Alison so who knows.   Personally, another excellent choice to pair with Clint to me would be Amy Ryan.  Most people know her from her stint on TV in The Office but she had a dramatic role in The Wire as well.... so she has both excellent dramatic and comedic skills.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 12, 2011, 09:00:33 PM
Amy Ryan has already worked with Clint on Changeling so it could be a possibility.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on November 12, 2011, 11:46:43 PM
It's not the chronological age of Witherspoon and Adams that are the problem. It's the maturity that the role will likely require. A mid 40's woman is going to be more believable in the role than someone who is younger. The character is described by Eastwood as someone who gives up her career as a lawyer to help her aging father, and that the father is not appreciative. To play off well against Eastwood, it would make sense for the character to have a certain edge to her, a certain gravitas, a certain ability to push back and assert herself when ridiculed or criticized. All of these qualities will be more believable in someone who is older and accomplished than someone who is younger.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on November 13, 2011, 01:12:15 AM
But in Hollywood, those who are older and more accomplished look younger, anyway! :P
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on November 13, 2011, 11:53:24 AM
I still like Michele Pfeiffer and Laura Linney for this part. If they're going to go younger, why not Charlize Theron, Hilary Swank, or Angelina Jolie? All would have the edge necessary for the role, have proven their capabilities as an actress, and would play off well against Eastwood. Charlize Theron, in particular, along with Amy Adams, were considered for the role of Helen Gandy in "J. Edgar," so Eastwood obviously likes and respects their talents. Of course, so much depends on the script, which I of course have not read, but from the description of the character that I have read, I think Charlize Theron, Hilary Swank, and Angelina Jolie would all be good choices. I'm not too sure on Reese Witherspoon and Amy Adams. What does everyone else think?

 I think Eastwood sometimes miscasts his films, and doesn't have the star power that the role would sometimes benefit from, so I hope for this film that he doesn't make that mistake. "Gran Torino" in particular would have been an even better film had Eastwood chosen proven actors with experience for the roles of Thao and Sue. He chose to go with unnamed actors, and I think it hurt the film. Often, the supporting performances in his films are miscast, and very weak. I think the role of the daughter in this film will be crucial to the quality and success of the film, and I hope they go with someone who can deliver a powerhouse performance.   
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on November 13, 2011, 08:53:16 PM
I think Eastwood sometimes miscasts his films, and doesn't have the star power that the role would sometimes benefit from, so I hope for this film that he doesn't make that mistake. "Gran Torino" in particular would have been an even better film had Eastwood chosen proven actors with experience for the roles of Thao and Sue. He chose to go with unnamed actors, and I think it hurt the film. Often, the supporting performances in his films are miscast, and very weak. I think the role of the daughter in this film will be crucial to the quality and success of the film, and I hope they go with someone who can deliver a powerhouse performance.  


I agree that if this film is a story where the father and daughter characters are in most of the scenes together, and if their relationship is the most important part of the story, then an experienced and strong actress should be in this role.  Both Charlize Theron and Michele Pfeiffer would seem to be perfect as well as Amy Ryan who I suggested earlier. I also agree that Weatherspoon doesn't feel right to me but after seeing Amy Adams in The Fighter, I think she would be just fine.  And even though she is very good, I can't see Hilary Swank in another major role opposite Clint.  

I do disagree with you about Gran Torino and Clint using unknown actors ... many times using actors never seen before adds an original and fresh realism to the movie, which I think it did in Gran Torino.  I've always wondered if Clint likes to give young unknown actors a chance based on what he had to go thru when he first started out and being told he would never have a Hollywood career.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on November 13, 2011, 09:18:25 PM
I've liked Amy Adams in everything I've seen her in.

I don't understand this perspective that the young unknowns in "Gran Torino" gave the film a fresh, more realistic perspective. I just thought they were horrible, especially Thao. For example, do you remember the scene where Walt locks Thoa in the basement, and he is screaming to get out? Did you seriously think that was good acting? I thought it was horrendous, and some of the worst acting I had seen in a major studio film. I couldn't believe Eastwood put that take in the final version of the film. If you thought that was good acting, than I think you may have a different definition of acting than I do. If so, that's okay, differences of opinion are welcome by me, but you definitely have a different definition of what constitutes good acting than I do.

I honestly think Eastwood fairly frequently miscasts his films. Although Dicaprio gives a great performance in the film, I felt he was miscast as Hoover. Someone like Philip Seymour Hoffman would have been better able to convey Hoover's inner demons and moral depravity. In "Invictus, I thought Matt Damon was miscast as Pienaar. In "Changeling," although she gave a good performance, I felt Angelina Jolie was miscast. For that particular role, someone who was less well-known, and less known for her sex appeal, would have fit the character far better. In "Million Dollar Baby," although the film as a whole was great, most of the supporting performances were terrible. In "Blood Work," Wanda de Jesus was horrible. She was definitely miscast in the role of Graciela Rivers, which was a pivotal role in the film, as were Paul Rodriguez and, I would argue, Jeff Daniels. In "Absolute Power," Gene Hackman was not the right person for the role of the president. He should have been younger and more charismatic. In "Bridges of Madison Country," the roles of the children were miscast, and their acting was poor. The same can be said of Walt's children in "Gran Torino." Virtually every performance of Sondra Locke's, with the possible exception of "The Gauntlet," she was miscast. A stronger actress would have been far better in all of those roles.

I love Eastwood, but the guy is not without flaws as a director. I hope Eastwood doesn't make the same mistake with "Trouble with the Curve!" 
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on November 13, 2011, 09:28:16 PM
Please keep this thread on topic. If you want to talk about the casts of other films, find an appropriate thread, or start one if none exists. AKA, I am very tempted to move several of your posts out of this thread.

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: antonis on November 14, 2011, 08:11:13 AM
(http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Clint+Eastwood+LACMA+Art+Film+Gala+2011+Arrivals+_AbHA8Eg_ZSl.jpg)

father and daughter ?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on November 14, 2011, 09:35:20 PM
I think of the two actresses reportedly under consideration, I'd prefer Amy Adams. Although since Reese Witherspoon is a bankable star, and Adams is not, the producers would probably like to cast Witherspoon. I'd suspect Eastwood probably wants Adams, especially since she was under consideration for "J. Edgar." I think Adams is a much better actress, and I'd prefer to see her in the role.

Since this film will be directed by Robert Lorenz, but will presumably still be a Malpaso Production with Eastwood as producer, does that mean Lorenz will use Eastwood's usual crew, or will he want to find his own people to do the film? How much influence will Eastwood have over the final product, given that he will not be directing?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on November 14, 2011, 10:00:53 PM
We had better take into account that whatever actress is chosen will have to be someone who wants to do the part. It's possible that not all the young ladies mentioned in this thread fall into that category.

I'm sure this will be "a Malpaso production" with all Eastwood's usual crew. Lorenz has been in the Malpaso family for many years. I'm also fairly sure that this will be as much "an Eastwood film" as, say (for better or worse), the three Dirty Harry sequels that Clint didn't direct.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on November 15, 2011, 12:36:14 AM
I agree. I think the reason Lorenz was chosen is proof in itself that it will be Clint's usual crew.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on November 15, 2011, 08:42:36 PM
Another great actress that I could see playing this role is Robin Wright.  She's certainly not as well known now as the other actresses being mentioned but imo she is one of the best actresses going.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: MC on November 16, 2011, 08:48:40 AM
Witherspoon and Adams seem too young (is Natalie Portman next?). Of the two, I prefer Witherspoon, though honestly I'm not huge fans of either. But both have given great performances so I'll be pulling for them should they get the nod.

How about Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU)? She's the right age and seems like she has the dramatic chops to go head-to-head with the Clint. Or maybe Melissa Leo?

Christopher suggested Amy Ryan ... that's an intriguing choice. She was great in her small role in Changeling.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 16, 2011, 04:08:20 PM
Another vote for Amy Ryan, she was very good as McNulty's sometime love interest in The Wire.

How about Michelle Monaghan? I liked her performance in Source Code this year.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on November 16, 2011, 04:36:33 PM
Another vote for Amy Ryan, she was very good as McNulty's sometime love interest in The Wire.

How about Michelle Monaghan? I liked her performance in Source Code this year.

^^And winner goes to.....

 " Clint Eastwood pitches 'Curve' to Amy Adams "

 Thesp offered lead role in Warner Bros. baseball pic

 By Justin Kroll

 http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118046226

 
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Clint Eastwood has found his leading lady for his next acting job as Warner Bros. has offered Amy Adams the role of Eastwood's estranged daughter in "Trouble With The Curve."

Robert Lorenz, Eastwood's Malpaso partner, is in talks to make his directorial debut with the Warner Bros. pic written by Randy Brown.

Story centers on Eastwood's character, an aging baseball scout who's losing his sight and decides to take a road trip to Atlanta with his daughter to eye a hot prospect. Malpaso will produce.

The studio was waiting for Eastwood's deal to close before they started looking for their female lead but sources say that Sandra Bullock and Adams were being eyed from the get go.

Bullock's schedule is too full so the studio lasered in on Adams but the thesp may also have to work her own schedule out.


   (http://images1.variety.com/graphics/photos/_muga/adams_amy_new.jpg)

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on November 16, 2011, 05:14:41 PM

  (http://bitcast-a-sm.bitgravity.com/slashfilm/wp/wp-content/images/Amy_Adams-4.jpg)

   http://www.slashfilm.com/amy-adams-clint-eastwood-trouble-curve/
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on November 16, 2011, 05:56:34 PM
This is a good choice. Amy Adams is a great actress. Has anybody seen her performance in "Doubt." It's a great movie. It gives a very thought provoking account of the events surrounding the Catholic sexual abuse scandal, and Amy Adams gave a great performance. Of the two under consideration, it was the right choice. I'm really looking forward to seeing this movie!
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on November 16, 2011, 07:13:02 PM
^ At 37, she's two years younger than Alison Eastwood, so the age difference is reasonable.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: MC on November 16, 2011, 08:06:52 PM
This is a good choice. Amy Adams is a great actress. Has anybody seen her performance in "Doubt." It's a great movie.

That's actually the only Amy Adams performance I've liked. (I haven't seen The Fighter yet, though.) Hopefully Clint will bring out the best in her (assuming she takes the part!)!

Quote
^ At 37, she's two years younger than Alison Eastwood, so the age difference is reasonable.

You're right. Doing the math, it's not as outlandish as I originally thought.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 17, 2011, 01:56:33 PM
Amy was excellent in the fighter. Feisty and vulnerable at the same time, like Whalberg she had to centre the film whilst Christian Bale chewed the scenery. Good news indeed.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on November 19, 2011, 08:05:58 AM
Amy was excellent in the fighter. Feisty and vulnerable at the same time, like Whalberg she had to centre the film whilst Christian Bale chewed the scenery. Good news indeed.

Agree.. she was really good in The Fighter, she added a lot to the movie and it was a role much different than any that she had played before.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Richard Earl on November 26, 2011, 08:29:01 PM
This is great news! Clint in a baseball movie makes my night. This is cool because the nasty taste of game six from the World Series is sill in my head and it needs to leave. Anyways, this sounds like a movie that I will have to see opening day. Amy Adams is a great choice.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on November 26, 2011, 09:09:27 PM
Sorry about how the World Series turned out, RE ... I was rooting for Texas (well, as much as a Yankee fan CAN), mainly for your sake.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 27, 2011, 09:59:26 PM
This is great news! Clint in a baseball movie makes my night. This is cool because the nasty taste of game six from the World Series is sill in my head and it needs to leave. Anyways, this sounds like a movie that I will have to see opening day. Amy Adams is a great choice.

Great to see you on the board again RE.    Like you I am really keen to see this movie. It seems to have everything going for it.  :)  I just hope nothing goes wrong to hold it up.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: -satu- on November 28, 2011, 03:12:10 AM
My computer at home is broken so I haven't been able to visit here much and I noticed the news in a finnish site. Ohh, how excited I got. I just wish I could be here more often, I'm missing all the good stuff..  :D
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 29, 2011, 08:55:37 AM
My computer at home is broken so I haven't been able to visit here much and I noticed the news in a finnish site. Ohh, how excited I got. I just wish I could be here more often, I'm missing all the good stuff..  :D

We are missing you too satu.

This is a movie to look forward to. Not only because it is about baseball but mostly because Clint will be in front of the camera again. :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: TheManWithNoName on December 16, 2011, 11:00:50 AM
I'm not sure if this has been posted here, but IMDB says that it is rumored the Amy Adams is slated to play Clint's Daughter in "Trouble With The Curve."
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Hemlock on December 20, 2011, 03:38:09 PM
I'm not sure if this has been posted here, but IMDB says that it is rumored the Amy Adams is slated to play Clint's Daughter in "Trouble With The Curve."

Who`s Amy Adams  ???
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on December 20, 2011, 08:42:35 PM
Who`s Amy Adams  ???

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9021.msg199019#msg199019

  (http://bitcast-a-sm.bitgravity.com/slashfilm/wp/wp-content/images/Amy_Adams-4.jpg)

   http://www.slashfilm.com/amy-adams-clint-eastwood-trouble-curve/
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Clint_Rules on January 07, 2012, 10:32:28 AM
Now that is one beautiful woman.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Walt on January 08, 2012, 07:12:18 PM
Amy Adams would be a great choice. She was terrific in Disney's " Enchanted" and equally as good in The Fighter.
She's got good range and would spark off Clint very well.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: -satu- on January 15, 2012, 05:15:08 AM
I like Amy Adams. She would be a good choice in my opinion, too.  :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on January 17, 2012, 05:27:35 PM
http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/01/17/matthew-lillard-clint-eastwood-curve/

Matthew Lillard is in talks to join Eastwood and Amy Adams in "Trouble with the Curve." I did see "The Descendants" but am otherwise unfamiliar with Lillard's work. Is anyone here more familiar?

Eastwood and Adams I like :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on January 18, 2012, 08:06:59 PM

" Newcomer being eyed for Clint Eastwood drama "

 Reuters By Joshua L. Weinstein

 http://news.yahoo.com/newcomer-being-eyed-clint-eastwood-drama-025615083.html

 
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LOS ANGELES, Jan 17 (TheWrap.com) - Warner Bros. is circling Joe Massingill, a young actor with a handful of television credits, to star with Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams in the Warner Bros. drama "Trouble With the Curve," TheWrap has learned.

"The Descendants" star Matthew Lillard is in talks with the studio to join the cast, as well.

In "Trouble With the Curve," Eastwood plays an ailing baseball scout who takes his daughter on one last recruiting trip to Atlanta.

Lillard is in talks to play another scout.

Massingill grew up in Georgia and is a graduate of that state's Valdosta State University. It is unclear what role the studio is looking at him to play.

Eastwood's long-time producing partner, Robert Lorenz, is making his directorial debut with the movie, which Randy Brown wrote.

Adams will play the daughter.

Massingill appeared on one episode of "Glee," an episode of "Courage, New Hampshire" and an episode of "Zeke and Luther," all in 2011.

Eastwood's Malpaso Productions is producing.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: ilconsigliere on January 19, 2012, 06:08:03 AM
This from screenrant.com:
http://screenrant.com/amy-adams-eastwood-trouble-with-curve-cast-sandy-147467/
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Hemlock on January 20, 2012, 05:47:40 PM
http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9021.msg199019#msg199019


Oh that Amy Adams  O0
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on January 25, 2012, 07:33:01 PM
This from screenrant.com:
http://screenrant.com/amy-adams-eastwood-trouble-with-curve-cast-sandy-147467/


This person states in this article "AND meant to be a final sendoff for Eastwood as a star of the big screen."  How many times have we heard this before!!
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Rawhide7 on January 28, 2012, 04:53:11 PM
I'm really looking forward to watching this movie!  I am a huge baseball fan and huge Eastwood fan.  The only problem I don't want to wait until Jan 2013 to watch it.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on January 30, 2012, 08:21:25 PM
"Trouble with the Curve" is set for a release date of September 28th, 2012, according to the "Hollywood Reporter." That isn't a good time to open if the film is looking to garner Oscar attention. Films with that kind of potential usually open later in the year. Maybe it's not that kind of film after all...

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/clint-eastwood-amy-adams-baseball-trouble-curve-285962
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Rawhide7 on January 31, 2012, 02:01:05 AM
Wow!  If it's being released Sept 2012 I wont have to wait that long after all.  But I would much rather wait and see it in Jan 2013 if it means Clint wins the Oscar for best actor! O0
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Doug on January 31, 2012, 08:01:33 AM
Wow!  If it's being released Sept 2012 I wont have to wait that long after all.  But I would much rather wait and see it in Jan 2013 if it means Clint wins the Oscar for best actor! O0

I don't think the release date will make any difference.  For instance, Brad Pitt is nominated this year for Moneyball, which had a September release.  If the film is good and Clint's performance is notable, then it'll just depend on what other actors turn in "Oscar-worthy" performances and how the voters feel.  Unlike some people around here, I don't for a second think Clint actually cares all that much for a little statue.  If he does, then I've misjudged him.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: iconfan on January 31, 2012, 03:08:37 PM
http://www.deadline.com/2012/01/clint-eastwood-trouble-with-the-curve-release-date/

This is where I found the news about the release date
And the interesting thing is Clint is not directing so it'll be fast tracked as soon as they start shooting

If it has a March start through to maybe mid-April and then the standard editing, music, dubbing and release in September
And if it hits and carries the audience into October or even early November it's a shoe-in to be nominated

I think it would depend on what kind of movie it is and who else is competing against it in the Fall window

If it's a drama in the vein of Million Dollar baby would get it several Oscar nods but if it's kind of a lighter feel-good film with some humor in it might just get Clint an actor nod but little else. Traditionally, the more serious the film, the more chances it has to grab the most nominations ( like actor/supporting actor/screenplay/direction/costumes etc etc etc)

I think he liked it (once again) for the relationship with the dad and daughter
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Rawhide7 on January 31, 2012, 05:52:45 PM
Your probably right he may not care about winning an oscar for best actor.  But I know his fans would really like him to win one.  It's just really hard to believe that he's never won an oscar for best actor.  Just like it's hard to believe that Nolan Ryan never won a cy young award.  But really Clint does'nt need to win an oscar for best actor because his acting career speaks for itself.  I would MUCH rather have his great career and not ever win the award than act in one great movie only and win just one oscar for best actor.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 31, 2012, 09:56:44 PM
I really can't stop laughing that whenever there's talk of a new movie with or by Clint, a lot of people start talking Oscars. This film hasn't even started shooting!!! It was the same when J. Edgar was first mentioned. Oscar for this, Oscar for that. What happened? A big duck egg!!

Let's discuss shooting schedules, cast, behind the scenes crew and all the revelant info and leave the speculation about awards until the film is actually made.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on January 31, 2012, 10:03:25 PM
^ You said it, SK!
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 31, 2012, 10:44:37 PM
Unlike some people around here, I don't for a second think Clint actually cares all that much for a little statue.  If he does, then I've misjudged him.

If he did, I think he would have appeared in more than 2 films in the last 8 years!
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Rawhide7 on February 01, 2012, 01:43:05 AM
If he did, I think he would have appeared in more than 2 films in the last 8 years!

That's a very good point!
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 01, 2012, 02:24:41 AM
Now, back to normality. :)

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"The Social Network" star Justin Timberlake is set to join Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams in Warner Bros.' "Trouble With the Curve," which will mark the directorial debut of Eastwood's longtime producing partner Robert Lorenz.
Randy Brown wrote the script, which finds Eastwood playing an aging baseball scout with vision problems who takes a road trip to Atlanta with his daughter to take a look at a hot prospect.

Timberlake will play Eastwood's pal Johnny Flanagan, a former pitcher who now works as a baseball scout for the New York Yankees. His character is a potential love interest for Adams, who plays Eastwood's daughter.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118049547?refCatId=13



Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Doug on February 01, 2012, 03:25:56 AM
If he did, I think he would have appeared in more than 2 films in the last 8 years!

And yet some people on this board....   [And by the by, I was trying to suggest that if Clint isn't concerned about winning awards, then we shouldn't be concerned about it either.]

For the record, I'm so glad Amy Adams is in this, and not Sandra Bullock.  Justin Timberlake was okay in The Social Network, but can't say I think much of him as an actor.  I guess if the role is right for him, then it'll be okay.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on February 01, 2012, 07:48:31 AM
Yankees! Yankees! This movie is gonna have Yankees! :D
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Gant on February 01, 2012, 08:20:45 AM
Eastwood acting again is such great news.. I couldn't give a monkeys about any oscars. To be honest it was more fun being an admirer of the mans work as actor and director before everyone else caught on and started showering him with accolades.

Yankees... Is this about as good as it gets KC  ;D
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on February 01, 2012, 10:13:55 AM
SK makes a good point. I do think it is premature to be discussing awards-potential for a film that has not even finished casting yet, but I do hold out some hope that Eastwood may have a shot at an Oscar for acting. I think that would be very nice.

As for Clint not caring about awards, I think it's pretty obvious that both he and the studio do. All of his movies post-Blood Work have come out in the October-December period of time, which is well-known for being the period when movies seeking to garner Academy attention are released. This was most clear with "Million Dollar Baby," which wasn't even supposed to come out in December, but was rushed and released because Eastwood and the studios thought it had great awards potential. To say that Eastwood does not care about awards at all is blatantly contradicted by the fact that all of these movies come out during awards season. If Eastwood doesn't care about awards, then why have all of his movies come out during the same three months for the past 8 years?

As for Justin Timberlake, I don't really like him as an actor. Eastwood and Adams are both solid,  which are the most important casting choices, so I'm looking forward to this film regardless. I wonder why Eastwood, who is not directing, but is credited as a producer, and is therefore involved in all of these decisions, insists on casting people in supporting roles that have either little acting experience or little talent. 
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 01, 2012, 10:20:21 AM
then why have all of his movies come out during the same three months for the past 8 years? 

With the holidays, more people go to the cinema in those three months?  :-\
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on February 01, 2012, 04:51:36 PM
I can see why you would think that is true, because there is a lot more publicity for movies during the winter months, but it actually isn't. Movie attendance is the highest during the summer, so if Eastwood and the studio were most interested in maximizing attendance, it would have been best to release all these movies in June or July, not October, November, and December.

It's not only that. Eastwood is there for every interview. He's posing for all the pictures in all the magazines. He goes to every awards show in which he is nominated. Eastwood's not Woody Allen, who shuns awards and rejects the pomp and circumstance of it all. Eastwood is someone who claims he doesn't care, but he participates in all of it. I think actions speak louder than words.

Not only that, but most of his movies thematically cater to the interests of Academy voters. "Million Dollar Baby," "Gran Torino," "Flags," "Letters," "Changeling," "Invictus," and "J. Edgar" were thematically the type of movies that Academy voters tend to pay attention to. With the possible exception of "Hereafter," which was kind of offbeat, all of his movies post-"Blood Work" have been thematically attractive to Academy voters. Even with "Hereafter," a case can be made that attempting to make a movie about the broader issues of life and death in England, France, and the United States had at least a shot at gaining recognition. It was very "Babel-esque," and "Babel was nominated for Best Picture. Unlike "Babel," which was great, "Hereafter" just happened not to be a very good movie. I'm not saying that all of Eastwood's decisions are made exclusively for the purpose of catering to the Academy and garnering critical acclaim, but do I think that that interest is part of the mix? Yeah, I do, and I think the evidence supports that. While I'm not Eastwood and obviously don't have any inside information here, the facts seem to indicate that he does care about awards. "Million Dollar Baby" was rushed and released to the public way ahead of schedule purely because of its potential to garner awards. That's the clearest example that Eastwood does care about awards. If he didn't, he wouldn't have rushed the film to be released ahead of schedule so it could open in late December. The only reason to have done that was to ensure it was eligible for consideration for the Academy. 

I don't think this is any kind of cardinal sin. If I were Eastwood, I'd want to have my movies be seen and liked by the top people in my profession too, and I'd want to garner respect and accolades for the efforts that I have made. There's nothing really scandalous about releasing all your movies in the Fall to garner Awards buzz. What I object to is people claiming that he doesn't care when most of the available evidence lends a lot of support to the fact that he does.

As for this film, I'm all for it opening in September. Any time Eastwood is in front of the camera, I'm there, and the fact that I get to see it even sooner is a bonus. So bring on "Trouble with the Curve!" I think that's something we can all agree on! :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 01, 2012, 10:00:01 PM
In my opinion, Clint makes a film, hands to the studio and they decide when it get's released. Clint doesn't have a say. He doesn't do DVD commentary's saying the films speak for themselves. Once he directs a film, is happy with what he's done and once all the edting, music and everything is finished his job is done. He hands it to the studio to distribute and in my opinion again, it's the studio's that get all hot and bothered over Oscars.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on February 01, 2012, 10:07:16 PM
Let's keep this thread for news about the upcoming Trouble with the Curve project and spare ourselves the speculation of what is going on inside Clint's mind, shall we?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 01, 2012, 10:48:06 PM
Yankees! Yankees! This movie is gonna have Yankees! :D

Wouldn't you prefer Clint as The Yankees scout and not Justin Timberlake, KC? :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on February 01, 2012, 11:27:56 PM
Just as long as he's not a Red Sox scout. ;)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Rawhide7 on February 04, 2012, 02:06:17 AM
I actually think Justin Timberlake will be good in that role.  Eastwood, Timberlake, and Adams all sound pretty good to me!  Really great having Eastwood in front of the camera again.  Can't wait for Sept to roll around!
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Walt on February 05, 2012, 01:05:36 PM
This is all sounding very interesting. Now, any word on who's doing the soundtrack ? Wait.. I can already hear those plinky plunky piano keys. Say it ain't so ! ;)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on February 05, 2012, 08:20:29 PM
Now, any word on who's doing the soundtrack ? Wait.. I can already hear those plinky plunky piano keys. Say it ain't so ! ;)

 ^ Naturally yes..... I hope that!!  :)   Hey, Walt! It is not kind to say that, do not you think so?  ???
Because the story of this film, Clint's character will lose eyesight that must be sad which move to tears... :'(

The piano melody of Clint is now CLASSIC!!  It is used as background music by many TV documentary programs for example.   That's great, I think.  ;)

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on February 06, 2012, 03:58:11 PM
Found this one article that states "Warner Bros just dated the film for September 28."  Sooner than later is great with me.  Heres the site I saw this: http://www.deadline.com/2012/01/justin-timberlake-lands-trouble-with-the-curve/

Looks like Timberlake just made a movie for the Coen brothers... so other great directors must think he is pretty good besides Clint.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Rawhide7 on February 08, 2012, 12:26:01 AM
I also think this movie is being released Sept 28th in time for MLB playoffs.  The MLB playoffs are in October and more people will be going to see this movie during that time because it's a baseball movie.  I know every time baseball playoffs role around I'm always wanting to watch my baseball movies like The Natural, Field Of Dreams, Mr. Baseball, etc. 
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on February 08, 2012, 12:34:19 AM
Personally, I'd rather watch a baseball movie in the offseason, when there's no "real" baseball to watch!

But you have a point, Rawhide7! Wasn't Moneyball released around the same time?

Answering my own question: Yes, it was ... Sept. 23, 2011.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Rawhide7 on February 08, 2012, 12:57:03 AM
Personally, I'd rather watch a baseball movie in the offseason, when there's no "real" baseball to watch!

But you have a point, Rawhide7! Wasn't Moneyball released around the same time?

Answering my own question: Yes, it was ... Sept. 23, 2011.

Oh ya I agree with you.  I will definetely watch the baseball games during that time as well.  But I always end up going out with friends on the weekends and if we see a movie at the theatre it would be the baseball movie.  Plus I might go and watch it at the theatre during the day time.  When there's no baseball game being played earlier during the day.  But I usually always miss one or two playoff games but it's usually teams that I dont care for like some of the teams in the National League.  But I try and watch every championship series both American and National League and of course every World Series game.  I just think that people get in the mood to watch a good baseball movie during the baseball playoffs.  Even if they watch the movie during the day or if they have to give up one night of playoff baseball to go out with there friends or wife to the movie theatre.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 08, 2012, 01:04:42 AM
This may seem bizarre but wasn't Moneyball about the Oakland A's baseball franchise and didn't Clint grow up in Oakland and now he's making a baseball pic too?

Mmmm interesting. ???
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on February 08, 2012, 11:32:00 AM
That is a good point about releasing the film during the run up to the baseball season. I hadn't thought of that, and I think the suggestion is a good one. I think that it also may have something to do with Eastwood not wanting two of his movies to compete at the same time for awards next season. He did that with "Changeling" and "Gran Torino" and neither really had traction in the awards race, beyond a nomination for Angelina Jolie. He did that again with "Flags" and "Letters," and was a bit more successful, but it's probably not a great idea to have two of your movies competing for awards at the same time, and that may have figured into Eastwood's thinking. His "A Star is Born" is set to film this summer, and will likely be released in the fall as well, so some degree of separation of the two is probably good. 

I'm really excited about this movie, but my only reservation is that it sounds pretty predictable. An old man in the twilight of his life with declining eye site who goes on a road trip with his daughter. A character who is a pretty boy who is a rival scout who strikes up a romance with the daughter while she is going through the struggles of dealing with her father's decline. Together, they find a new player to give the old man one last shot at greatness. It all sounds very cliche. If there's anyone who can make it good, it's Eastwood, and I'm sure it will be worthwhile for his performance alone, but I do have a few concerns about the quality of the material. Hopefully it's great. I'll certainly be pulling for it to be just that.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on February 08, 2012, 04:05:19 PM
The casting process is in full-swing. According to the following report, John Goodman has joined the cast. I have really not been a huge fan of John Goodman as an actor, but I recently saw him in "Damages" this past season and felt he did a very nice job. I actually think that John Goodman would likely be good in this role, and would play off Eastwood nicely. What does everyone else think?

http://collider.com/john-goodman-trouble-with-the-curve/143865/
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: fuel on February 08, 2012, 04:27:58 PM
Well if it does go into production, we can expect to see something worth watching. Eastwood doesn't get on board just for kicks. All that talk about Gran Torino being his last effort in front of the camera sounded memorable, but who could say no to another film with Clint in the lead?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on February 08, 2012, 07:08:59 PM
I do have a few concerns about the quality of the material.

You've read the screenplay, then? ???
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on February 08, 2012, 09:14:35 PM
The casting process is in full-swing. According to the following report, John Goodman has joined the cast. I have really not been a huge fan of John Goodman as an actor, but I recently saw him in "Damages" this past season and felt he did a very nice job. I actually think that John Goodman would likely be good in this role, and would play off Eastwood nicely. What does everyone else think?

http://collider.com/john-goodman-trouble-with-the-curve/143865/

I think Goodman has been very good in a lot of films.  He was especially good in Season 1 of Treme on HBO.  I hope he has scenes with Clint as I agree that he would play off Clint very well.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on February 09, 2012, 04:18:02 PM

" Trouble with the Curve Adds Scott Eastwood "

 Source: Variety February 9, 2012

 http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=86876

 
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Announced last October, Clint Eastwood is planning a return to acting with Trouble with the Curve, to be directed by Robert Lorenz. Today, Variety confirms that the film will be a family affair with his son, Scott Eastwood, signing on as well.

Scott joins a cast that also includes Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake and John Goodman.

 I am curious a little that how will AKA say about this casting?  ;)
 

 
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on February 09, 2012, 04:45:18 PM
I'm really excited about this movie, but my only reservation is that it sounds pretty predictable. An old man in the twilight of his life with declining eye site who goes on a road trip with his daughter. A character who is a pretty boy who is a rival scout who strikes up a romance with the daughter while she is going through the struggles of dealing with her father's decline. Together, they find a new player to give the old man one last shot at greatness. It all sounds very cliche. If there's anyone who can make it good, it's Eastwood, and I'm sure it will be worthwhile for his performance alone, but I do have a few concerns about the quality of the material. Hopefully it's great. I'll certainly be pulling for it to be just that.

If the dialogue in this film gives Cling half as many great lines that Gran Torino did, then it should be great.  I'm curious on what will be his "look" in this film as he usually does a little something to look different in most his movies.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on February 09, 2012, 06:22:29 PM

I am curious a little that how will AKA say about this casting?  ;)
 

I thought he was pretty bad in "Gran Torino." I don't really remember his roles in the other Eastwood films he's been in. He's never really gotten much of a chance to do anything significant in any of the movies he's been in, so it's tough to know if he has any acting skills. If father and son have some decent scenes together, it might be a touching addition, given that this will more than likely be Eastwood' last acting role.

Maybe he can give Francesca and Morgan some roles too, then maybe he wouldn't have to do that ridiculously stupid reality show! ;)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Rawhide7 on February 10, 2012, 06:22:13 PM
I like the idea of Scott Eastwood being in this movie!  Even if it's just a small role like Gran Torino. It makes it more memorable having one of Clint's kids in it.  Espicially if it's Clint's last movie he ever acts in.  I think Clint is a big family man and it means alot to him having one of his kids act in a movie with him.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Hemlock on February 11, 2012, 01:02:00 PM
Maybe he can give Francesca and Morgan some roles too, then maybe he wouldn't have to do that ridiculously stupid reality show! ;)

What reality show  :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on February 11, 2012, 03:00:44 PM
What reality show  :o :o :o :o

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9104.0
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Hemlock on February 12, 2012, 06:00:48 PM
^ok thanks!Hate the idea though   >:(
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 13, 2012, 09:17:26 AM
^ok thanks!Hate the idea though   >:(

You are not alone Hemlock  :o
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on February 13, 2012, 09:05:52 PM
I don't really know who this is. It looks like his most famous role is "Terminator 2," which I've never seen, since I have better things to do than watch Arnold Schwarzenegger kill people while pretending to act. This guy is apparently in "Trouble with the Curve," and has worked with Eastwood before on "Flags with our Fathers." Maybe some of you have an idea as to Mr. Patrick's acting skills.

http://thefilmstage.com/news/robert-patrick-latest-to-join-clint-eastwood-in-trouble-with-the-curve/

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on February 13, 2012, 09:17:12 PM
He played Colonel Chandler Johnson in Flags ... that's the guy who got to give the troops this pep talk:

Quote
Our target, Island X, is an ugly, smelly, dirty little scab of rock called Iwo Jima. It means "Sulfur Island," which accounts for the smell. Looks sort of like a burnt pork chop if you ask me. After twenty straight days of bombing, you won't find a blade of grass or a twig on it. It wasn't that pretty to start with.
(From the IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0092721/quotes)

Seems to be a bit player, mostly in action films. I doubt if he'll have a very large part in this film. I wouldn't worry too much as to whether his "acting skills" are up to the task.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on February 14, 2012, 03:13:44 PM
I don't really know who this is. It looks like his most famous role is "Terminator 2," which I've never seen, since I have better things to do than watch Arnold Schwarzenegger kill people while pretending to act. This guy is apparently in "Trouble with the Curve," and has worked with Eastwood before on "Flags with our Fathers." Maybe some of you have an idea as to Mr. Patrick's acting skills.

http://thefilmstage.com/news/robert-patrick-latest-to-join-clint-eastwood-in-trouble-with-the-curve/



Patrick has been in tons of movies and tv shows and he is a good actor imo.  The two really good roles that I've seen him in are playing Johnny Cash's father in Walk the Line and playing a guy who owes the mob a lot of money but keeps losing it gambling in The Sopranos.  Most likely he won't have a big part in Clint's movie but I'm sure he will be very good.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on February 15, 2012, 04:29:41 PM

 " Auditions Saturday for Role in Clint Eastwood Film " !!

 NewsCentral Staff;  Story Created: Feb 15, 2012 at 2:40 PM EST; Story Updated: Feb 15, 2012 at 3:18 PM EST

 
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If you've ever wanted to be in a film with Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake, and Amy Adams now is your chance.

The baseball themed film "Trouble with the Curve" will be filming at Luther Williams Field in March. The movie centers around a veteran baseball scout, Eastwood, who takes his daughter (Adams) along for one last recruiting trip. Justin Timberlake is slated to play a rival scout who is sweet on the elder scout’s daughter.

Producers will be holding tryouts for extras to play minor league baseball players in the film this Saturday. Auditions will take place at Luther Williams Field from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

According to the site, producers are looking for 20 players – 4 pitchers, 2 catchers and 14 position players. You are advised to wear athletic gear as basic baseball drills will be a part of the audition. Producers are looking for males ages 18-30 with baseball experience. If you are pursuing NCAA aspirations, they will need to check with your compliance officer if you are selected to participate in the movie.

Selected athletes will be paid.

Shooting will take place in March 8th.

Anyone interested should first register online on The middle Georgia Baseball's website http://mgabaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=198&Itemid=260

 http://www.newscentralga.com/news/local/Auditions-Saturday-for-Role-in-Eastwood-Film-139381088.html

 Luther Williams Field ;  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luther_Williams_Field
 
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on February 15, 2012, 04:45:51 PM

 http://mgabaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=198&Itemid=260

 
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Open Casting Call

We are looking for male baseball players between the ages of 18-30 to play on two  teams.

Seeking Male Baseball Players for Warner Brothers Feature Film

Trouble with the Curve
An ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter along for one last recruiting

Tryouts will take place on Saturday 2/18 at Luther Williams Field 9-11:30 AM Shooting for the movie will be on March 8th

Please make sure that you can attend both dates

We are looking for 20 players – 4 pitchers, 2 catchers and 14 position players

We are also looking for coaches and umpires for that game as well.

Coaches and Umpires all the requirements is to be there at 9 am and we will take your photo and some background information. This should take not longer than 25 min.

If you would like to tryout please register here online.

Once you have registered a representative from Sports Studio will contact you.

Please check out our Facebook for the latest information.

Wear athletic gear. We will be doing basic baseball drills.

Shooting will take place in March 8th.

Athlete Requirements:

Males ages 18-30 with Baseball Experience. If you are pursuing NCAA aspirations, we will need to check

with your compliance officer if you are selected to participate in the movie.

Selected athletes will be paid.

 

Director: Robert Lorenz

Writer: Randy Brown (screenplay)

 

Justin Timberlake has signed on for a starring role in Trouble With the Curve, opposite Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams.

The movie centers around a veteran baseball scout (Eastwood) who takes his daughter (Adams) along for one last recruiting trip.

Justin “will play a rival scout who is sweet on the elder scout’s daughter,”

 



  (http://cdn.buzznet.com/media-cdn/jj1/headlines/2012/01/justin-timberlake-clint-eastwood-curve.jpg)


 
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REGISTER ONLINE
Please go ahead and register now we will be uploading a new form just for this and other movies to come.

There is no FEE.. just click cash to submit it..Sorry... This came up over night..

Interested participants should email recent pictures and baseball experience to
 Chris@MGABaseball.com


Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on February 15, 2012, 04:48:04 PM

 " Justin Timberlake and other stars to shoot film scenes in Athens "

 By TAYLOR WEST on February 15, 2012

 http://redandblack.com/2012/02/15/justin-timberlake-and-other-stars-to-shoot-film-scenes-in-athens/

 
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Justin Timberlake along with other movie stars will be filming a movie in and around Athens, according to the Gainesville Times.
The movie “Trouble with the Curve” will star Clint Eastwood along with Amy Adams, John Goodman and Timberlake.
The majority of the scenes from the area will be filmed in Dawsonville, but there will also be shooting in Athens and Macon, according to The Times.
The movie features Eastwood as a baseball scout traveling to Atlanta with his daughter to look at a young talent.
The scenes in Dawsonville  are to be shot in Amicalola Lodge, a motel on Ga. 53, owned by Pravin Patel, according to The Times.
According to the article, producers told Patel filiming would also be happening in Athens and Macon.
Numerous movie execs toured the motel and renovations began on several rooms, including the addition of a patio and a canopy to the building. 
Filming in Dawsonville is set to begin in mid-March.

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on February 15, 2012, 04:52:00 PM

 " Clint Eastwood to Film Baseball Scene in Macon "

 Written by Stephanie Susskind

 http://www.13wmaz.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=167605

 
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Clint Eastwood is coming to Macon early next month to film a scene for a baseball-themed movie at Luther Williams Field, according to a member of the film's production team.

And the producers are holding tryouts at the ballpark this Saturday for ballplayers to appear in the movie.

The movie is called "Trouble with the Curve." It also stars Justin Timberlake, Amy Adams and John Goodman.

The film's sport coordinator Aimee McDaniel says they plan to film at Luther Williams Field on Thursday, March 8. She says Clint Eastwood will be part of that filming.

She says they're looking for people to play minor league baseball players and will hold tryouts at Luther Williams this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. They're also looking for coaches and umpires.

According to the Middle Georgia Baseball League website, producers are looking for male baseball players ages 18 to 30 years old. They need about 20 ballplayers, including four pitchers, two catchers and 14 position players.

The Middle Georgia Baseball League's website said those who qualify need to register online. They'll be contacted by Sports Studio, a firm that specializes in staging athletic scenes for film, TV and commercial productions.

The website said the audition will include basic baseball drills and that those who are auditioning should wear athletic gear.

McDaniel says Eastwood is the only star of the film expected to be in Macon on March 8.

Imdb, the Internet Movie Database, describes the plot: "An ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip."

The film is the directing debut for Eastwood's producing partner, Robert Lorenz.

Film industry newspapers say the movie is scheduled to open in theaters on September 28 -- at the end of the Major League Baseball season.

The Associated Press reported that residents and business owners in Dawsonville, in northeast Georgia, are also preparing to host filming for the movie, which is scheduled for 10 days in mid-March.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on February 15, 2012, 05:15:48 PM

 " Eastwood Movie Life Changing for Dawsonville Man "

 Written by Jaye Watson

 http://www.11alive.com/rss/article/227919/3/Eastwood-Movie-Life-Changing-for-Dawsonville-Man

 
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DAWSONVILLE-"This room we are renting for one to four people."

Pravin Patel is giving us a tour. For 45 years Pravin Patel has worked. And for the last 20 years he has owned and run and lived at the Amicolola Lodge in Dawsonville.

"I would like to get retired."

Motel business hasn't been so good, and the lodge has been for sale for a few years. Not anymore.

"I'm so happy."

That's because Clint Eastwood will shoot a portion of his next movie at Patel's motel, and to get it ready for the march shoot, crews are building Patel a new canopy outside the office and a new side patio, for free. Plus, they're paying to rent the entire place for weeks.

Patel says, "I'm so excited about that."

Patel loves Clint Eastwood. "Clint is really the very best movie star especially in action movies like western movies and all. I watch all the time his western movies."

He hopes to meet him and get his picture taken and tell him his favorite movie, Dirty Harry.

The inside of Patel's motel will be immortalized and it's so exciting for Patel, who has worked hard to put his only child through medical school.

His son has one year to go..and now paying those bills could get easier. He plans to up the nightly rate from 45 to 95 dollars after the movie.

 
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on February 20, 2012, 09:31:37 PM
 " Hopefuls line up for extra tryouts at Luther Williams Field for Eastwood film "

 By BECKY PURSER -

 http://www.macon.com/2012/02/19/1910979/folks-line-up-for-extra-tryouts.html

 
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Brad Lord, the head football coach at Howard Middle School, took it in stride when he didn’t land one of the extra parts for a baseball drama starring Clint Eastwood.

“I got cut on the first station -- throwing,” the 29-year-old Lord said with a laugh.

Lord was among nearly 300 people who lined up for tryouts Saturday morning at historic Luther Williams Field in Macon. City officials have confirmed that Eastwood’s production company is in the process of finalizing a deal to shoot some scenes for the movie at the baseball stadium built in 1929.

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on February 20, 2012, 09:49:48 PM
^I edited the above post to add a few words to the quote. Originally, the first few words of the first sentence were missing.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: fuel on February 22, 2012, 10:38:29 AM
" Eastwood Movie Life Changing for Dawsonville Man "

 Written by Jaye Watson

 http://www.11alive.com/rss/article/227919/3/Eastwood-Movie-Life-Changing-for-Dawsonville-Man

 
That's a nice background story. Hopefully the owner can get a couple pics of himself with Eastwood to hang in the lobby. It should definitely be a boost for the motel. Clint is good for business.  8)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on February 23, 2012, 12:57:21 AM
Quote
" Eastwood Movie Life Changing for Dawsonville Man "

 Written by Jaye Watson

 http://www.11alive.com/rss/article/227919/3/Eastwood-Movie-Life-Changing-for-Dawsonville-Man


I doubt the production will be happy about this being publcized before filming begins. Locations like this are usually sworn to secrecy.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Dan Dassow on February 27, 2012, 03:39:44 PM

I doubt the production will be happy about this being publcized before filming begins. Locations like this are usually sworn to secrecy.

Palooka,

When you get a part in "Trouble with the Curve" and when you are allowed to mention this, please tell us as soon as practical.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on February 27, 2012, 08:22:56 PM

" Clint Eastwood’s Return to Acting Will Feature a Guy from Piranha 3-DD "

 By Zach Dionne

 http://www.vulture.com/2012/02/clint-eastwood-return-to-acting-guy-from-piranha-3dd.html

 
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Clint Eastwood just got another co-star for Trouble With the Curve — his first onscreen role since 2008's Gran Torino — in Matt Bush, a dude from Piranha 3-DD and Rob Zombie's Halloween II. Welcome to a more prestigious career, Mr. Bush!


  (http://pixel.nymag.com/imgs/daily/vulture/2012/02/26/26_bush.o.jpg/a_146x97.jpg)
 
 I think that someone here knows Matt Bush who was in " Piranha 3-DD " very much!!  ;)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on February 28, 2012, 12:44:55 AM
Palooka,

When you get a part in "Trouble with the Curve" and when you are allowed to mention this, please tell us as soon as practical.

I'm trying.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Dan Dassow on March 04, 2012, 03:17:36 AM
WMAZ Channel 13 Macon, Georgia (link) (http://www.13wmaz.com/news/article/170734/175/Eastwood-to-Shoot-Scene-at-Macons-Cheers)
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Eastwood to Shoot Scene at Macon's Cheers
6:55 PM, Mar 3, 2012
Written by Suzanne Lawler

Clint Eastwood is scheduled to make a stop at Macon's Cheers restaurant next Thursday to shoot a scene in the movie "Trouble with the Curve."

Owner Jimmy Pierson says producers came into the place last month and raved about the southern atmosphere.  Pierson says the producers promised to call him back but when he didn't hear from them he figured the project hit the back burner.

Then he did receive that Hollywood call and he says a slew of film folks invaded his restaurant checking for lighting and laying out possible camera shots. ...
Note: the article includes a short video.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on March 05, 2012, 07:20:56 PM

^^  " Macon bar to be site of Eastwood movie scene "

 By LINDA S. MORRIS

 
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Clint Eastwood is about to make a Macon bar owner’s day.

 http://www.macon.com/2012/03/03/1929361/macon-bar-to-be-site-of-eastwood.html#

 
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If anyone challenged Pierson to ask himself “Do I feel lucky?” they would get a resounding “Yes.”

“This is like saying one of my heroes is coming in my bar,” he said.

 
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“I just hoped they felt comfortable with it and I hoped it helped my business,” he said. “Well, just think about it. If this turns out good and positive and doesn’t end up on the cutting room floor, it would be great for my business. I’m not greedy.”

Although it’s a long shot, Pierson said he would love for Eastwood to “do me about a 15-second spot, and this sounds corny, but say ‘when I’m in Macon, I eat at Cheers’ or something like that.”

He said the movie should not only be good for his bar but also for Macon.

“I hope it’s as big as or bigger than ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’ (was for Juliette), because that was big for them” he said.

Pierson said he has been a fan since Eastwood played Rowdy Yates in “Rawhide,” a TV series that ran from 1959-66. He couldn’t choose one favorite Eastwood movie, but said some of his favorites were “Dirty Harry,” “Gran Torino,” “High Plains Drifter” and “A Fistful of Dollars.”

The excitement about the famous actor and director coming to his bar has filtered into Pierson’s dreams.

“I dreamed the other night that I told Clint ‘I’ll be back’ and he said ‘stupid, that’s Arnold (Schwarzenegger),’ ” Pierson said, laughing.

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Rawhide7 on March 08, 2012, 12:26:15 AM
I know Clint is only acting in this movie and is not directing it.  But how much you want to bet that he will end up doing some of the directing or atleast giving some input in the directing of this movie.  It just seems like directing is too much in his blood for him not to give some input in it.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on March 08, 2012, 07:41:22 AM
I'm sure his long-time associate Robert Lorenz, who is directing, won't do anything Clint wouldn't do.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on March 08, 2012, 08:08:29 PM

 Tom Dreesen, revealed he was off to shoot a scene in pal Clint Eastwood’s new film.....

 By bill zwecker

 http://www.suntimes.com/11106042-417/the-stars-party-in-california-to-celebrate-their-chicago-roots.html

 
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The party’s emcee, Tom Dreesen, revealed he was off to shoot a scene in pal Clint Eastwood’s new film, “The Trouble with the Curve,” about an aging baseball scout losing his eyesight to macular degeneration. “Even if I end up on the cutting room floor, I can say I made a movie with Clint Eastwood,” Dreesen quipped. … Joel Murray laughed about “being in this year’s best picture, ‘The Artist.’ I never thought Joel Murray and Oscar would be mentioned in the same sentence.” … Buffalo Grove native Ali Cobrin and ex-Chicagoan Chuck Hittinger not only met on the set of the upcoming “American Pie” sequel “American Reunion” — they’re now a couple and looked very cozy at the party. … Evanston native Pat Finn , who is pretty trim, joked about playing Santa Claus (to Cheryl Ladd’s Mrs. Claus) in “Santa Pups,” an upcoming Disney holiday movie. “I knew I was a bit out of shape, but Santa?! Fortunately, they really had to use a lot of padding.”
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on March 08, 2012, 08:12:23 PM
 " Trouble with the Curve: The Economic Impact "

 By Amber Jones

 http://www.newscentralga.com/news/local/Touble-with-the-Curve-The-Economic-Impact-141820553.html

 
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Kris Hattaway, Director of Place for Newtown Macon, told NewsCentral, "We are thrilled that such a high profile movie is being filmed here in Macon. Not only is it an economic impact while they are here, but it has a long term effect on us. People will want to come back and see where it was filmed and eat at the restaurant that it was filmed in and see the ball field.

Hattaway says it's they are all about economic development and thanks the film commission in their efforts to bring the film here, "I know that the Macon Film Commission and the Macon Film Festival along with the Macon Shorts Competition, has really raised the awareness on Macon as a location for filming."

Some of the motion picture will be filmed at local restaurant, Cheers, and Luther Williams Field. Leadership at the Macon Bibb Chamber of Commerce looks forward to the impact that it will have.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on March 08, 2012, 08:27:19 PM

" Clint Eastwood Leaves Cheers After Filming "

 Written by Bernard O'Donnell

 http://www.13wmaz.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=171756

 
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Movie icon Clint Eastwood left a north Macon tavern after filming a scene for the film "Trouble With The Curve."

Eastwood spent just over two hours inside the Cheers on Northside Drive.

When he left after 4 p.m., fan John Gerard stopped the Hollywood legend and asked to have his picture taken with him. Eastwood said yes, posed for the picture and told Gerard he was glad to meet him.

Gerard said he'd been waiting outside Cheers since about 6 a.m.  Dozens of people waited outside the bar for a glimpse of Eastwood.

Clad in a brown cap and plaid shirt, Eastwood arrived in a silver Suburban around 2:10 p.m.

We're told that Eastwood flew from Atlanta to Macon today by helicopter. He landed at Central City Park and then got into the SUV for the drive to Cheers.


 (http://www.13wmaz.com/images/640/360/2/assetpool/photogallery/171789/clint-eastwood-in-macon.JPG)

 (http://www.13wmaz.com/images/640/360/2/assetpool/images/120308052228_clint-eastwood2-13WMAZ.JPG)
                     Photo taken by Paula Lumbreras

http://www.13wmaz.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=171541
http://www.13wmaz.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=171329
http://www.13wmaz.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=171581
http://www.13wmaz.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=171791

http://www.macon.com/2012/03/08/1936639/macon-his-day.html
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: fuel on March 09, 2012, 12:22:49 PM
Nice pics. The man with no name has come a long way. A confused B movie actor who stumbled on the set.
Accepting two Oscars later in his career.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on March 09, 2012, 08:46:31 PM
I don't think Clint was ever "confused," nor did he ever stumble on the set.

And he's accepted four Oscars so far ... two for directing, and two for producing the year's Best Picture. Just none for acting. So far.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 09, 2012, 09:07:41 PM
And he's accepted four Oscars so far ... two for directing, and two for producing the year's Best Picture. Just none for acting. So far.

And a Irving Thalberg Honorary Oscar. Always a trick trivia question when you get asked how many Oscars has Clint won. :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on March 09, 2012, 10:25:06 PM
Arrgh, I always forget that one. Though, it's not "really" an Oscar.

(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/8198/thalbergaward.jpg)

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/actor-clint-eastwood-holds-the-irving-g-thalberg-memorial-news-photo/51970948

... it doesn't even look like one!
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Gant on March 10, 2012, 12:03:10 AM
I didn't know that...doesn't it look the same as a regular Oscar ?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Rawhide7 on March 10, 2012, 03:10:07 AM
Can't wait to see this movie!  You know it's going to be good.  Because Clint would'nt do it unless it was a really good movie.  Espicially considering that Gran Torino was suppose to be his last acting role and it was a great movie for him to end his acting career on.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Southern cat on March 10, 2012, 03:20:45 PM
Arrgh, I always forget that one. Though, it's not "really" an Oscar.

(http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/51970948.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=FE1CE9934D1C2A8CE5D34EDB74C6F4A1499A7A030FDCEDF7603D02C46C483E87)

... it doesn't even look like one!

Of course it doesn't....that's because we can't see your pic KC. :D
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on March 10, 2012, 07:48:16 PM
Oooops ...   :-[

Look again, it's fixed now. :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on March 10, 2012, 10:23:53 PM

 
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The kitchen manager of Cheers, Carlos Morris, cooked up a batch of ten burgers for the bar scene in Clint Eastwood's film.

 Written by Judy Le

 http://www.13wmaz.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=172008

 
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"You know, you grow up watching him on TV. He was so down to earth. Like, he was so human. He didn't care about the cameras. He never complained once. He never said nothing. He did his lines. To me, it was, 'Wow.' It was great to see him up close and personal," said Morris.

 
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He has worked at Cheers for ten years, but on Thursday, he said the bar was transformed into a place called Jimmy's and Eastwood was a guy named Gus.


 (http://www.13wmaz.com/images/640/360/2/assetpool/images/120308052228_clint-eastwood2-13WMAZ.JPG)

                    Gus.....!  ???


          (http://www.13wmaz.com/images/300/169/2/assetpool/images/120309055510_P-EASTWOOD%20FOLO2.transfer.jpg)





 
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on March 10, 2012, 10:51:31 PM

                    Gus.....!  ???
 

That was my reaction when I first heard the character's name ... "Gus Lobel." ;D

http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/886145/Trouble-with-the-Curve/
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: perfectnumber6 on March 11, 2012, 08:02:03 PM
Why can't Clint ever film in Baltimore? These lucky people who get to meet him (or Gus  :D ) ::sigh::
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on March 11, 2012, 08:58:13 PM
He did film Absolute Power in the Baltimore area, in 1996. Where were you? ;)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on March 12, 2012, 07:09:27 PM

 " Movie shooting at downtown Athens bar Wednesday "

 By Blake Aued

 http://onlineathens.com/breaking-news/2012-03-12/movie-shooting-downtown-athens-bar-wednesday

 
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Filmmakers are shooting movie scenes this week at a downtown Athens bar and restaurant.

The Globe will be closed Wednesday for the shoot, general manager Brent Hendrick said.

“We’re not supposed to talk about it, but it’s a big Hollywood picture,” Hendrick said.

Athens-Clarke officials said they know little about the movie.

No one has applied to close streets or for other permits. officials said.

“They must be pretty tight-lipped about the project,” said Bob Sleppy, a board member of Create Athens, a group that touts the city as a location for movie shoots.

 
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But a Dawsonville motel owner told The Gainesville Times in February that “Trouble With the Curve,” starring Clint Eastwood, would be shooting in Athens and Macon in mid-March. Amicalola Lodge owner Pravin Patel said his motel also would serve as a backdrop for the baseball drama.

Scenes were shot at Luther Williams Field and Cheers Bar in Macon on Thursday, television station WMAZ reported last week.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: perfectnumber6 on March 13, 2012, 05:30:09 PM
He did film Absolute Power in the Baltimore area, in 1996. Where were you? ;)

Oh man, I was only 15, and not yet a Clint fan. I missed my chance!
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on March 16, 2012, 12:42:42 AM
Palooka,

When you get a part in "Trouble with the Curve" and when you are allowed to mention this, please tell us as soon as practical.

Looks like I'll be lucky enough to do a couple of days filming in early April. Fingers crossed. I am VERY excited about the prospect.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 16, 2012, 11:47:14 AM
Looks like I'll be lucky enough to do a couple of days filming in early April. Fingers crossed. I am VERY excited about the prospect.

 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0   Yeah!!!
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 16, 2012, 12:19:15 PM
I wonder if VERY means a couple of days filming scenes with Clint?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 16, 2012, 12:21:20 PM
I wonder if VERY means a couple of days filming scenes with Clint?


Fingers crossed.  ;)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Christopher on March 16, 2012, 12:24:43 PM
Palooka, I hope if this does happen, you enjoy the experience of being directed by someone other than Clint! ;)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on March 18, 2012, 08:41:07 PM
Looks like I'll be lucky enough to do a couple of days filming in early April. Fingers crossed. I am VERY excited about the prospect.

That will be great, Palooka!!  You are a regular now..... May you appear in the scene same as Clint?  8)

But choose the good place.   Because in last " J. Edger " you were in other a large number of photographers that I was not able to find you!  :(



 " Timberlake Films Movie Scenes in Barrow County "

 Posted by Kerri Testement in News

 http://www.braseltonnewstoday.com/archives/7626-Timberlake-Films-Movie-Scenes-in-Barrow-County.html

 
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A production company filming the movie “Trouble with the Curve” shot scenes on Monday on Covered Bridge Road in Barrow County.

One of the movie’s stars, Justin Timberlake (left), filmed some of his lines just off the roadway — which was closed during the day for the movie.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on March 19, 2012, 10:49:31 AM
In all the stories that have been posted about this project, has anyone seen any mention of who the cinematographer is? ???

Or does anyone know who is doing the score? ??/
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: antonis on March 19, 2012, 11:44:43 AM
In all the stories that have been posted about this project, has anyone seen any mention of who the cinematographer is? ???

Or does anyone know who is doing the score? ??/

I'm sure  the regular ones (Stern & Eastwood),will do the filming and the score,but haven't read a thing about.
I suppose you are the only curious KC :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on March 21, 2012, 09:37:28 PM
I'm sure  the regular ones (Stern & Eastwood),will do the filming and the score,but haven't read a thing about.
I suppose you are the only curious KC :)


^ I think that it seems to misunderstand somewhere about this movie slightly. This movie must not forget to be directed by Robert Lorenz!!  I thought the music score that naturally will be Clint.... but who know now...?  ???
The regular staff of Clint; Joel Cox, James Murakami, Campanelli..... are listed in the crew list  of IMDB, but not see the name of Deborah Hopper for the costume.  ???
I hope just that this movie will not being far apart from the Clint's line very much and it would attract  me by many surprise and many joy and  it will be unforgettable by the best performance of Clint himself.  :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on March 21, 2012, 09:51:21 PM

 " Timberlake, Eastwood movie done filming in Athens "

 By JACOB DEMMITT on March 21, 2012

 http://redandblack.com/2012/03/21/timberlake-eastwood-movie-done-filming-in-athens/

 
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If you were hoping to catch a glimpse of Justin Timberlake, Clint Eastwood or Amy Adams around town, you may have missed your chance.
Crew members and state and city officials told The Red & Black they finished their Athens shots on Monday.

http://redandblack.com/2012/03/20/clint-eastwood-justin-timberlake-film-in-athens-for-the-day/

http://www.accessnorthga.com/detail.php?n=246675
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on March 21, 2012, 10:01:24 PM

" Clint Eastwood walks into a bar ..."

 By Jennifer Brett  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 http://www.accessatlanta.com/celebrities-tv/clint-eastwood-walks-into-1393519.html?cxtype=rss_entertainment

 
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A jazz club, actually. Clint Eastwood, who is in Atlanta filming “Trouble With the Curve,” stopped by Cafe 290 this week to hear his buddy Joe Gransden and his big band. The actor and the jazz artist are longtime pals. “He heard one of my CDs years ago,” Gransden said. “They called and asked if I would come out and perform at a party. Since then we’ve been really good friends.” During Eastwood’s time here, he and Gransden have dined at spots including R Thomas and Veni Vidi Vici and have played some golf. “He’s just so laid back and nice and relaxed,” Gransden said. He told his friend about this week’s show at Cafe 290 and Eastwood said he’d try to make it. Well, he did. “He had to take a million pictures and sign a million autographs,” Gransden said. “He’s always so great about that.” So, was it nerve wracking to have the famous guest in the audience? “When a guy like that comes in we want to pump it up a notch,” Gransden said. His upcoming gigs include performances at 7 p.m. March 24 and March 31 at Loews Hotel in Midtown; at 8:30 p.m. April 2 and April 16 at Cafe 290 and at 9:30 p.m. April 14 at Churchill Grounds. You never know who might show up.

 
 (http://www.ajc.com/multimedia/dynamic/01340/032212buzz_1340966c.jpg)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Rawhide7 on March 22, 2012, 01:07:47 AM
" Clint Eastwood walks into a bar ..."

 By Jennifer Brett  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 http://www.accessatlanta.com/celebrities-tv/clint-eastwood-walks-into-1393519.html?cxtype=rss_entertainment

 
 
 (http://www.ajc.com/multimedia/dynamic/01340/032212buzz_1340966c.jpg)


Very Cool thanks for sharing that!  Clint taking millions of pictures and signing millions of autographs is another reason why I am such a big fan of his and why he is my favorite actor.  I mean that's pretty cool for him to take the time to show up at a friends concert knowing right well that he is going to be mobbed my tons of people.  But to take the time to take pictures and sign autograph's is pretty cool of him.  And to my understanding Clint is like this pretty much every time he's out in public very gracious with fans.  I mean if he wanted too he could just ignore all these people and tell them to leave him alone and not take pictures and sign autograph's.  There's a lot of famous people out there that just ignore the general public and wont take pictures or sign autograph's.  Like I can't tell you how many times I've gone to baseball games and everybody is yelling for certain players to come over and sign autograph's and most of them just ignore you and don't even acknowledge you.  And this is like several hours before the game starts.  Because I understand they should'nt do that like minutes before the game starts but way early before the game or right after the game I feel like they could spend a little time signing autograph's for the fans.  There are some players that do but most of them just ignore you.  It's pretty cool that both my favorite baseball player which is Don Mattingly and my favorite actor which is Clint Eastwood are both very gracious in spending time and signing autograph's for the fans.  Now if I could just meet Clint and have my picture taken with him that would really make my day! ;D


Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on March 22, 2012, 07:02:31 PM
^^
    (http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/pc/Clint+Eastwood+Clint+Eastwood+Leaves+Eddie+tu9EW1fhvkBl.jpg)

      http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Clint+Eastwood/Clint+Eastwood+Leaves+Eddie+Awards/tu9EW1fhvkB
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Rawhide7 on March 22, 2012, 10:09:14 PM
^^
    (http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/pc/Clint+Eastwood+Clint+Eastwood+Leaves+Eddie+tu9EW1fhvkBl.jpg)

      http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Clint+Eastwood/Clint+Eastwood+Leaves+Eddie+Awards/tu9EW1fhvkB

Great pic!  Wish I was in that crowd getting his autograph! 
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on March 25, 2012, 07:25:50 PM

 " ATLwood: Amy Adams Gets Cheeky "

 by Allison Keene

 http://clatl.com/screengrab/archives/2012/03/23/atlwood-amy-adams-gets-cheeky

 
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Trouble with the Curve filmed at Amicalola Lodge in Dawsonville this week. "Trouble With The Curve, stars Clint Eastwood as an aging sports scout who tries to mend fences with his estranged daughter while on a baseball recruiting trip. Amy Adams plays his daughter, while Justin Timberlake plays a rival scout. Last week, Justin and Amy were spotted filming a romantic scene where they stopped and slow danced on the streets of Athens. You can see several more photos of the pair filming at spotted.onlineathens.com."

 (http://clatl.com/binary/396f/1332459443-jtaa.jpg)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Rawhide7 on March 27, 2012, 01:27:31 AM
Do any of you have an idea when we might see the trailer for this movie?  I know filming began in March and should'nt take too long to complete like maybe one month or so.  So filming should be complete probably some time in April.  So would they put the trailer out to be viewed maybe some time in May or June?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on March 27, 2012, 03:01:24 AM
Eastwood's trailers don't seem to circulate until shortly before the films' release, so I'd say a more likely time would be the end of the summer.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Rawhide7 on March 28, 2012, 12:31:02 AM
Thanks KC :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Rawhide7 on March 29, 2012, 01:28:26 AM
Does anybody know if Clint has been asked or come out and said why he decided to act again and in this particular movie?  I have heard but don't know for sure that it is because his long time friend is making his directing debut and he's helping him out.  But if that's true I was just wondering if that was the only reason why or if it's for other reasons like maybe he has the itch to act again, or maybe he really liked the script, etc.  It may be a combination of all three of those things but I was just wanting to know if there was some other reason why he decided to act again and in this movie.  As far as I know he never officially said he was retiring from acting forever.  And in which case he should'nt have to explain why he's acting again.  But he has'nt acted since Gran Torino in 08 and he has just been directing movies only.  And Gran Torino seemed to be the perfect way to go out acting wise and I think a lot of people assumed that would be his last acting role.  I just figured that some reporter, media member like somebody with TMZ would ask him why he's acting again or maybe he would come out and say why.  I'm just curious only.  Because I am very happy and excited that he is acting again and in this particular movie because I love baseball.  And I hope he will act in more movies in the future as well! 
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on March 29, 2012, 07:28:06 PM
I haven't heard anything, Rawhide7, but I'm sure this is a question he is or will be asked a lot. We'll probably be getting more interviews a little closer to the film's release date.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on April 02, 2012, 07:25:14 PM
And Gran Torino seemed to be the perfect way to go out acting wise and I think a lot of people assumed that would be his last acting role. 

Seems like in the past 15yrs or so, I've heard this said everytime that Clint decides to act in a movie.  Personally, I don't think there ever will be that "perfect way" for him to go out acting.  Clint is an actor who loves good roles and I would guess that he is always on the lookout for an acting role that really interests him.  I don't think there has ever been an actor that has played in such a large number of diverse roles as he has.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on April 02, 2012, 08:58:25 PM
Well, I would imagine that a number of the classic Hollywood stars would be ahead of Clint in that regard.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 04, 2012, 07:07:02 PM
Imdb has got a release date of September 28 for the USA and it has October 11 for Australia. Can't quite believe that, as all of Clint's films in the past 10 years or so have come out 3-4 months later down here. October would be great but I know imdb's track record.  ::)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2083383/releaseinfo
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on April 06, 2012, 05:58:50 PM
I filmed a scene yesterday (Thursday) in Dunwoody, GA.

It was a fabulous day and as usual I was treated supremely well. Although this is Rob Lorenz' movie, the set was run just the same way as Clint's. Nice and quiet, fast moving and very good humoured. A genuinely pleasant place to be.

Clint looked awesome and as you can guess, it was quite a thrill to watch him act. He totes a big fat cigar in this move and it suits him!

If the scene makes the final cut I should make it on screen with the great man himself along with Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams. I'm sure you understand that I don't wish to divulge the nature of the sequence as it would breach confidentiality entrusted to me. Hopefully the cigar teaser will suffice in the meantime  :)

Is looks like a great movie and the location and the scenes I saw being filmed only go to underline that.

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 06, 2012, 06:01:47 PM
If the scene makes the final cut I should make it on screen with the great man himself along with Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams.

8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Christopher on April 06, 2012, 06:19:49 PM
I filmed a scene yesterday (Thursday) in Dunwoody, GA.

It was a fabulous day and as usual I was treated supremely well. Although this is Rob Lorenz' movie, the set was run just the same way as Clint's. Nice and quiet, fast moving and very good humoured. A genuinely pleasant place to be.

Clint looked awesome and as you can guess, it was quite a thrill to watch him act. He totes a big fat cigar in this move and it suits him!

If the scene makes the final cut I should make it on screen with the great man himself along with Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams. I'm sure you understand that I don't wish to divulge the nature of the sequence as it would breach confidentiality entrusted to me. Hopefully the cigar teaser will suffice in the meantime  :)

Is looks like a great movie and the location and the scenes I saw being filmed only go to underline that.
Very cool, Palooka! O0 Do they contact you to see if you're interested or available for shooting on these last few movies?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on April 06, 2012, 06:31:36 PM
Very cool, Palooka! O0 Do they contact you to see if you're interested or available for shooting on these last few movies?

I have an ongoing dialogue with someone in production. Each movie is different and it is often complicated getting it arranged. I certainly do not take it for granted.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on April 06, 2012, 06:49:57 PM
You're the envy of the whole Eastwood Web Board, as I'm sure you know! 8)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Rawhide7 on April 06, 2012, 06:59:28 PM
You're the envy of the whole Eastwood Web Board, as I'm sure you know! 8)

Yap, I'm very jealous of Palooka right now!  Hey, Palooka can you get Clint's autograph for me? :)  Have you spoken to him yet?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on April 06, 2012, 07:17:28 PM
Yap, I'm very jealous of Palooka right now!  Hey, Palooka can you get Clint's autograph for me? :)  Have you spoken to him yet?

I asked Clint to sign my call sheet on INVICTUS, an item I now treasure. I made a decision then to try not to bother him again with an autograph request. I doubt I'll ask him again, even for myself.

Clint really is a very friendly guy though and chatting to him is fairly easy. I have been lucky enough to exchange a few words on each film. Yesterday he was talking golf and the nearby Masters. (he didn't think he would have time to attend) A couple of the other extras were chatting with him too. Apparently the day before, he signed a bunch of baseballs and handed them out. It is the kind of guy he is, nothing is too much trouble for a fan.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on April 06, 2012, 07:22:12 PM
You're the envy of the whole Eastwood Web Board, as I'm sure you know! 8)

I feel very, very lucky indeed to have been part of these last four Clint projects. As I said above, I don't take it for granted at all and they really have been the greatest experiences of my life.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Rawhide7 on April 06, 2012, 07:28:53 PM
I asked Clint to sign my call sheet on INVICTUS, an item I now treasure. I made a decision then to try not to bother him again with an autograph request. I doubt I'll ask him again, even for myself.

Clint really is a very friendly guy though and chatting to him is fairly easy. I have been lucky enough to exchange a few words on each film. Yesterday he was talking golf and the nearby Masters. (he didn't think he would have time to attend) A couple of the other extras were chatting with him too. Apparently the day before, he signed a bunch of baseballs and handed them out. It is the kind of guy he is, nothing is too much trouble for a fan.

Oh man having an autograph baseball by Clint would be totally awesome!!!!!  Because I am a big baseball fan.  Did he just sign the baseballs and hand them out to people on the set of Trouble with the Curve?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on April 07, 2012, 04:59:06 AM
Oh man having an autograph baseball by Clint would be totally awesome!!!!!  Because I am a big baseball fan.  Did he just sign the baseballs and hand them out to people on the set of Trouble with the Curve?

Yes as I understand it. The guys told me that Clint, Justin and Amy signed baseballs and gave them out to some of the extras. Classy thing to do.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on April 09, 2012, 08:33:56 PM

 " Eastwood movie providing new dug outs for Jasper ball field "

 Written by Jeff Warren

 http://www.pickensprogressonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1644:eastwood-movie-providing-new-dugouts-for-jasper-ball-field&catid=42:news&Itemid=18

 
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Concerning the now seasoned star of the film, Craft sounded of the same mind as the Klein character. "Clint Eastwood, he's not an actor. He's a legend," the construction boss said. "They're shooting for two days, so I'm sure the man will spend the night here somewhere."

    Craft said one of the film's art directors advised him Eastwood may alight on the baseball diamond by helicopter the day shooting begins.

   "Clint Eastwood doesn't ride in a car," Craft smiled, suggesting any standard conveyance would be out of the question for the larger than life film star.

 "He reminds you of watching movies with your dad or granddad,” Craft said. “He's just a legend, man. He's the best.”
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on April 13, 2012, 07:14:04 PM

 
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Clint Eastwood made a lot of new friends last week as he filmed “Trouble with the Curve” at Dunwoody High, posing affably for photos and even teasing Mayor Mike Davis about his location selections. Shown with the Academy Award winner are Lenny Felgin, Mayor Davis, state Rep. Tom Taylor and City Manager Warren Hutmacher. Film production brings close to $2 billion a year to Georgia.

 By Dick Williams For The Crier

 http://www.thecrier.net/news/article_4f87e1f0-831d-11e1-a723-0019bb2963f4.html

 (http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/thecrier.net/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/9/ea/9eab614e-831d-11e1-b262-0019bb2963f4/4f844ad8486f7.image.jpg)

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on April 13, 2012, 07:19:03 PM

 " Clint Eastwood helps Dunwoody Police help charity "

 Written by Jennifer Leslie

 http://www.11alive.com/rss/article/237917/3/Clint-Eastwood-helps-Dunwoody-Police-help-charity

 
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DUNWOODY, Ga. -- A brush with Hollywood will help Dunwoody Police raise money for Special Olympics this summer.

Clint Eastwood signed four baseballs for officers while he was filming his new movie, "Trouble with the Curve."

Eastwood and co-stars Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams were in Dunwoody last week to shoot scenes on the baseball field at Dunwoody High School.

Dunwoody Police plan to put the baseballs up for auction online this summer to raise money for Special Olympics.

"We approached him about signing baseballs for the Special Olympics work that we do at the police department, and he gladly did," said Dunwoody Police Sgt. Fidel Espinoza.

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"He was just very down to earth, very approachable," Sgt. Espinoza said. "We were most impressed with that."

Sgt. Espinoza said Eastwood also agreed to take pictures with the officers.

"He began talking to us about his work as the Honorary Chair of the National Law Enforcement Museum and Monument in Washington," Sgt. Espinoza said.

(http://www.11alive.com/images/640/360/2/assetpool/images/120413065432_dunwoodypolice1.jpg)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Rawhide7 on April 13, 2012, 08:22:06 PM
Again this just reinforces everything I've read and heard people say about Clint being very generous and fan friendly always speaking with fans and signing autographs.  The more and more I hear and read great stories like this about Clint being such a great person makes me feel good.  Because I know I'm a huge fan of his acting and everything he does professionally, but knowing that he is such a great person in real life makes me feel very good.  So many great actors and famous people that are really great at what they do and I like what they do professionally but alot of times I will find out they are really jerks in real life.  And knowing that makes it harder for me to like them professionally.  So glad that my favorite actor is not only a great actor, director, producer, entertainer, etc but he's an even greater person in real life.  :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on April 19, 2012, 07:19:40 PM

 " The Eastwood Roundup "

 by Angela Reinhardt

 http://www.pickensprogressonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1667:the-eastwood-roundup&catid=42:news&Itemid=18

 
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In what seemed like no time, the cast and crew of Clint Eastwood’s newest film rode into town and just as quickly saddled up their circus-like fleet of trailers and galloped off into the sunset.

     But during their two days here, Thursday and Friday of last week, the crew and celebrities made a big impact. Dozens of locals were cast as extras, a handful of people were allowed to go watch the filming, and folks who weren’t on the scene were probably talking about it.

     How could you not talk about it? It was Clint Eastwood. What other celebrity so perfectly meshes with folks in Pickens County. Only John Wayne could have topped him.


 (http://www.pickensprogressonline.com/images/stories/eastwoodchatttech.jpg)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: icnmedia on April 20, 2012, 04:23:58 PM
I cant wait! Honestly clint shoulda won best actor oscars for Unforgiven, Million dollar baby (Jamie foxx was a fluke) and finally Gran torino.
With ALL the awards he has, he has to get that best actor one!
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Rawhide7 on April 21, 2012, 10:17:57 PM
I cant wait! Honestly clint shoulda won best actor oscars for Unforgiven, Million dollar baby (Jamie foxx was a fluke) and finally Gran torino.
With ALL the awards he has, he has to get that best actor one!

I agree with you 100%!  He defenetely should have won best actor for all three of those roles!  Or atleast one of them!  Someone of Clint's stature should atleast have one best actor award.  I wish someone could explain to me why he has never won one?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 21, 2012, 10:36:12 PM
A lot of great actors have never won a best actor Oscar. A lot of great actors win one for roles that aren't the best of their career.

Clint missed out in 1992 because in my opinion, Pacino got the award more for his career than just that one performance. In 2004, maybe the voters voted for Jamie Foxx since they knew Clint already had a couple of Oscars and they might have voted for him for best director so they went for Foxx in the acting category. I have no idea what happened in 2008 when Clint didn't even get nominated.

How did we start talking about Awards again in this thread?  >:(
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Rawhide7 on April 21, 2012, 11:00:26 PM
In 2004 Foxx won the award for playing Ray Charles right?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 22, 2012, 03:18:28 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2083383/releaseinfo

New Zealand and France added to the release schedule.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on April 25, 2012, 01:00:15 PM
I understand that filming has now wrapped.

And so begins the long wait for the trailer, the poster and opening day.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Dan Dassow on April 25, 2012, 01:46:09 PM
I understand that filming has now wrapped.

And so begins the long wait for the trailer, the poster and opening day.

Palooka,

Here's hoping that you appear in the trailer.  O0
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on April 25, 2012, 04:31:10 PM
Palooka, no news of who's doing the score, I don't suppose?

Looking forward to seeing you in another Clint film! 8)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 26, 2012, 04:43:55 PM

Looking forward to seeing you in another Clint film! 8)

Me too.  :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on April 27, 2012, 12:46:12 AM
Thanks guys!

KC, still no word on the score I'm afraid. At least, not confirmed word.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on April 28, 2012, 04:39:02 PM
Palooka, no news of who's doing the score, I don't suppose?

I don't know KC, but I'd expect it to be composed by the usual suspects, either Clint himself, or one of his usual collaborators. Since every other aspect of the production is being done by his usual crew, I wouldn't expect the score to be any different. I don't see Lorenz getting a well-known composer to do the score. It will probably be written by Eastwood, or someone with a similar style, so get ready to hear the same melancholy piano keys played over and over, like all of his other recent films. Hopefully it will be good this time.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on April 28, 2012, 06:04:45 PM
Thanks, AKA, but I asked Palooka because he had actually been on the set and I thought he might have heard something. I really don't care about anyone's speculation.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on May 05, 2012, 03:20:18 PM
Here's a little interview Clint gave at the ACE awards a few months go. In it, he talks a little bit about this new acting role, and his next project, "A Star is Born."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA5x8S0_VsU
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on May 05, 2012, 05:39:49 PM
Thanks, AKA. That interviewer is one of the most irritating people I've ever seen interview Clint. Does anyone else get the feeling she's not really listening, just saying "Fantastic!" at what she thinks are appropriate intervals?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on May 05, 2012, 06:59:12 PM
Yeah, I totally agree with you KC. She is one of the most annoying interviewers. I was going to mention that, but I didn't want to start a controversy, in case others didn't agree. Maybe she was just nervous, though. I don't know, but she often would also interrupt him and try to steer the conversation in the direction that she wanted to go. That's probably the worst way to conduct any kind of interview. Unless you are seeking answers for specific questions, and it's more of an information gathering exercise, it's probably always best to ask open ended questions, listening for the answer and then responding in an appropriate way. I think you get a lot more interesting answers that way.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on May 05, 2012, 07:06:49 PM

 Until discover about the score or any other information .....  ???

 http://www.macon.com/2012/05/04/2014507/ac-pup-go-ahead-make-my-day.html
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on May 27, 2012, 03:06:30 PM
A Clint Eastwood profile, written by his wife Dina, appears in the latest issue of Carmel Magazine. In it, Eastwood talks a little about "Trouble with the Curve."

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Eastwood has just wrapped the new film “Trouble With The Curve.” It is the first movie he has acted in, and not directed, since “In the Line of Fire” 20 years ago. “It was great,” he says. “It gave me a chance to have some time off. Directing is a much more time-consuming job than being an actor in a film. I had my protégé, Rob Lorenz, taking over for me. Rob is someone who has done great work for my production company, Malpaso. I felt he deserved a shot at directing. I felt very at ease having him lead the pack.”

First-time director Lorenz, who began working for Eastwood as a production assistant almost 20 years ago, feels blessed. “I’ve had a master class in filmmaking for more than 18 years,” he explains. “He’s taught me everything from what’s going on inside an actor’s head, to how to deal with studio executives, to the importance of maintaining your health throughout a stressful production. The thought of directing a legendary filmmaker like Clint was daunting. But his easygoing style made it a great collaboration.”

The full article can be read at the following link: http://www.carmelmagazine.com/archive/12sp/eastwood.shtml

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on June 01, 2012, 07:56:09 PM
Apparently scenes were filmed in Milwaukee within the past few days. None of the principal actors attended the shoot.

http://wtaq.com/news/articles/2012/jun/01/milwaukee-will-have-scenes-in-upcoming-clint-eastwood-baseball-movie/
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Rawhide7 on June 03, 2012, 02:54:08 PM
Yap that lady is VERY annoying!  But Clint looking directly into the camera and saying one last shot hopefully I can get this one right.  That leads me to believe that he is very much interested in winning the best actor award.  Or maybe he was just being sarcastic.  And hopefully if something comes up he will act again in front of the camera.  
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on June 24, 2012, 06:49:53 PM
I came upon this interview recently with Ed Lauter, who has a role in this film. In this clip, Lauter talks a little bit about the project and about Eastwood's directorial style. The bit about Eastwood's style starts at around 1:20. His description of the film itself starts around 2:40. Lauter's comments regarding Eastwood's directorial style strike me as a bit odd. I checked his filmography and this is the first time he's worked with Eastwood. Lauter may be merely repeating what he has heard from other actors who have been directed by Eastwood, but it does strike me as nonsensical that he would feel comfortable expounding on Eastwood's directorial style when he had never acted under his direction. His comments on Eastwood's directorial style, given that Lorenz directed the film, and not Eastwood, struck me as strange, and make me wonder whether Eastwood may have had more of a hand in helping to direct the film than has been previously reported.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXXVTlXHFOc&feature=related
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on June 24, 2012, 07:01:03 PM
And the conspiracy theory begins ...
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on June 25, 2012, 09:54:55 AM
And the conspiracy theory begins ...

I don't think it's a conspiracy theory. A conspiracy theory would be if I asserted that Eastwood actually directed the film, and that Lorenz was only nominally the director, without any evidence to substantiate that claim. I never said that. I merely asked a question and said this interview made me wonder whether Eastwood may have had more of a role in helping to direct the film than has been previously reported. I've been watching old episodes of "Columbo" recently. Maybe I should have been a detective. My training and background makes me highly attuned to gaps in logic and flaws in narratives. I saw one and I pointed it out. I personally don't think there's any evidence that this film was ghost-directed by Eastwood, but you must admit that it is a little bit strange for someone who has never been directed by Eastwood to expound on the virtues of his directorial style, as if he had personal experience, when he doesn't? Given that Eastwood has fired two directors in the past and taken over the duties himself, it's certainly not beyond the pale to wonder whether he might have had a larger role than has been previously acknowledged in helping Lorenz to direct the film.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on June 25, 2012, 11:20:04 AM
I can only comment on the one days filming I witnessed. Robert is absolutely the director. Clint did not interfere with that at all.


(Ed Lauter was in my scenes too)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on June 26, 2012, 07:19:11 PM
I can only comment on the one days filming I witnessed. Robert is absolutely the director. Clint did not interfere with that at all.


(Ed Lauter was in my scenes too)

Since you are the only member of our board who has first hand knowledge of the production of this film, your commentary is certainly relevant and instructive. Thanks so much for sharing your perspective.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Christopher on June 26, 2012, 08:58:35 PM
I can only comment on the one days filming I witnessed. Robert is absolutely the director. Clint did not interfere with that at all.


(Ed Lauter was in my scenes too)
So cool that you've been able to be involved with the last few Eastwood projects.

I am really starting to look forward to this one too.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on June 26, 2012, 09:00:37 PM
AKA, I've finally had a moment to watch the interview and to me it looks like Lauter never claims to be commenting on his personal experience with Eastwood as director. He repeats the commonplace that Eastwood's films always come in on time and under budget (and recall that Eastwood is still producing this one). Then the interviewer (who may not be aware that Eastwood is not directing this movie) comments, "He is one of the only directors in Hollywood that is ... they say he's the most efficient." Lauter responds with another commonplace, "And you know another thing, instead of saying "Action," he'll just say [very rough approximation of an Eastwood impersonation], 'Any time, baby. Any time you're ready.' And like that. So he'd put you at ease a little bit." As far as I can see, that's the end of the "expounding on the virtues of Eastwood's directorial style."

Lauter does go on to talk a bit about the plot of the movie, and about how Clint is a lover of jazz, so they talked about that. But I couldn't pick up any other comments about Clint as a director.

So I think you might be making too much of an actor's very brief and very casual comment to an interviewer. But you have a point about detective work. Maybe you should look into getting into that line of work ... or write detective novels, at least. Nice story in the Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/25/books/don-winslow-on-savages-and-the-kings-of-cool.html?pagewanted=all) the other day about Don Winslow, who has done both jobs in his day.

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on June 27, 2012, 12:27:42 AM
One thing I will add. The atmosphere on set was exactly the same as the previous movies which of course Clint did direct. Relaxed, efficient, quiet and happy. That's a Clint set and a Lorenz set.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on June 27, 2012, 06:24:47 AM
And does Lorenz also begin a scene with "Any time you're ready" instead of "Action!"?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on June 27, 2012, 02:28:05 PM
So I think you might be making too much of an actor's very brief and very casual comment to an interviewer. But you have a point about detective work. Maybe you should look into getting into that line of work ... or write detective novels, at least. Nice story in the Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/25/books/don-winslow-on-savages-and-the-kings-of-cool.html?pagewanted=all) the other day about Don Winslow, who has done both jobs in his day.

You know, KC, that could be. I still think it's a bit strange for Lauter to be talking about Eastwood as a director, since he's never actually been directed by him. If it were me, I'd say something like "yeah, my friends that have been directed by him, they say..." rather than just making comments about something he doesn't really have any experience with. I generally try not to express opinions about things that I don't have knowledge of, but maybe that's just me. Thanks for that link to the article! :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 28, 2012, 02:54:09 AM
Imdb has got a release date of September 28 for the USA and it has October 11 for Australia. Can't quite believe that, as all of Clint's films in the past 10 years or so have come out 3-4 months later down here. October would be great but I know imdb's track record.  ::)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2083383/releaseinfo

Yep, I knew it was too good to be true. Aussie release date is now December 6. I guarentee that won't happen either. It will be February 2013. Just like all of the last few Eastwood films in the past 10 years. :(
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Christopher on June 28, 2012, 07:21:05 AM
Is the US still supposed to get this in September? That would be nice.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 28, 2012, 11:17:30 AM
Is the US still supposed to get this in September? That would be nice.

September 28 according to imdb. :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on July 03, 2012, 10:07:04 AM
Does anyone have any thoughts when the trailer might be released for this? If I were doing the promotional work for this film, I'd release it with "The Dark Knight" on July 20th. That will be 9 weeks before release, which is earlier than Eastwood and company tend to release these things, but the only other opportunities they have to release the trailer and still have time to build interest in the film would be August 10th's "The Campaign," which is a comedy, and August 24th's "The Apparition," which is some kind of horror film with actors I've never even heard of in significant roles. Releasing it at that time would only leave Warner Bros with little more than a month to build awareness for the release, which really isn't enough time. "The Dark Knight" will have huge appeal, and would ensure the trailer would be seen by as many people as possible. So, what does everyone else think? Would this be a good movie to attach the trailer to, and when do you think Eastwood and company will release it? If they're smart, it will be with "The Dark Knight," and since Eastwood's a smart guy, I predict that that's exactly what he'll do.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on July 03, 2012, 03:32:05 PM
AKA... I completely agree with you that putting the trailer with Dark Knight Rises would be really cool.  Batman and Clint... not sure I could handle so much "Cool".  ;D  And like you said, it would certainly publicize the film to a huge audience.  Hopefully Warner didn't attach it to Magic Mike that was just released!!

I am also anxious to see the poster... was  hoping that it would be out by now.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 03, 2012, 07:45:00 PM
So, what does everyone else think? Would this be a good movie to attach the trailer to, and when do you think Eastwood and company will release it? If they're smart, it will be with "The Dark Knight," and since Eastwood's a smart guy, I predict that that's exactly what he'll do.

Having the trailer shown before one of the biggest films of the year would be a good move but who's decision is it? I can't see Clint getting involved in that side of the business, if he ever does.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on July 03, 2012, 09:54:11 PM
Having the trailer shown before one of the biggest films of the year would be a good move but who's decision is it? I can't see Clint getting involved in that side of the business, if he ever does.

Since for most of his films he's the producer and the director, and often the main actor, I would expect that he does get involved in decisions related to how to market his films. I know on this one he's not the director, but he is the producer. Wouldn't that be part of his role?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 03, 2012, 10:37:31 PM
Since for most of his films he's the producer and the director, and often the main actor, I would expect that he does get involved in decisions related to how to market his films. I know on this one he's not the director, but he is the producer. Wouldn't that be part of his role?

I wouldn't think so. It would be executives at Warner Bros. who determine all the business of distrubuting the film, trailers and merchandise. Then again, I'm no expert but I'd be surprised that once the film is done and dusted, Clint's producing role isn't completed.

I found this at wikipedia:

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A film producer oversees and delivers a film project to the film studio or other financing entity, while preserving the integrity, voice and vision of the film. They will also often take on some financial risk by using their own money, especially during the pre-production period, before a film is fully financed. Many film producers also have competency in other fields (directors, screenwriters, actors) but that is not always the case.
 
The producer is often actively involved throughout all major phases of the filmmaking process, from inception and development to completion and delivery of a film project.[1] However, an idea or concept for a film can originate with any individual, including a screenwriter, a director or a producer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_producer

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on July 03, 2012, 10:49:16 PM
I think Eastwood has had some say in the publicity campaigns for his films. I know he has been involved in the poster designs, for instance. I don't know how much say he has in such things as when trailers are released, and so forth, but I would imagine that if he has strong opinions, he will at least be listened to.

In this case, I'm not sure how good an idea it would be to show the trailer ahead of the new Batman movie ... I can't imagine many of the target audience for Trouble with the Curve will be showing up in the theaters for that one.

On the other hand, it may well get some exposure on national baseball broadcasts. The All-Star Game is next week, which would probably be a bit early, but on the other hand, I wouldn't be shocked to see at least a teaser trailer then.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on July 04, 2012, 09:00:29 AM
I think Eastwood has had some say in the publicity campaigns for his films. I know he has been involved in the poster designs, for instance. I don't know how much say he has in such things as when trailers are released, and so forth, but I would imagine that if he has strong opinions, he will at least be listened to.

In this case, I'm not sure how good an idea it would be to show the trailer ahead of the new Batman movie ... I can't imagine many of the target audience for Trouble with the Curve will be showing up in the theaters for that one.

On the other hand, it may well get some exposure on national baseball broadcasts. The All-Star Game is next week, which would probably be a bit early, but on the other hand, I wouldn't be shocked to see at least a teaser trailer then.

I seem to recall Eastwood being unhappy with the way "True Crime" and "Flags of Our Fathers" were marketed, so I think he does get involved in these decisions, at least to some degree. I also recall that he personally narrated the teaser trailer for "Mystic River," which isn't something he would do if he were never involved in these decisions.

I think that there may be more people who watch the Batman film who may be interested in the film than you may realize, KC. I'm interested in both, as are some of the other members of my family. Even if there may not be a whole lot of cross-over appeal, it would still be better to show the trailer before a movie that most people are going to see. The more people who see the trailer, the higher likelihood that a percentage of those people will be interested in seeing the film. A small amount of a huge number is much better than a large amount of a small number. Also, Warners doesn't appear to have many movies coming out. "The Campaign" is a comedy with Will Farrell. "The Apparition" is some kind of horror film. I don't see either of those having a greater cross-over appeal than "The Dark Knight Rises" would. Perhaps I misunderstand the rules for showing trailers. Don't theaters only show trailers for movies from the same studio? If so, they have to attach the film to one of Warner Bros releases.

That's an interesting theory about advertising showing up soon on national TV for the baseball season. Let us know if you see anything! :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Christopher on July 04, 2012, 11:58:56 AM
I want to say that I've seen trailers for different studios play before the feature, but I'm not really sure about how that works either. And I agree, if they had a trailer ready to go for The Dark Knight Rises, it'd be a good idea--the audience for that movie is pretty large.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on July 04, 2012, 12:19:22 PM
In my experience, trailers for Clint's pictures play mainly before movies expected to draw an older audience. For understandable reasons.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: iconfan on July 04, 2012, 05:41:13 PM
Not that I'm an expert at trailer placement but this thread got me interested enough to look up and see what films are due in the big Fall Season ( which is September when the big blockbusters go away)

While I agree that the SIZE of the audience for Dark Knight will get people to notice Trouble With The Curve... the problem is.... WILL it actually get a portion of the Dark Knight audience interested enough to actually go in September?

I mean..... despite the fact it IS a Clint Eastwood starring film and he is still very hot  ( I bet people are still watching Gran Torino from the library) , Dark Knight will be mostly aged 30 and under and maybe the studio wouldn't want to waste the space or effort (??) as they are very aware of age demographics

The best type of film for this trailer to be attached to would be a serious film that will be coming out between now and late September though I really didn't see much on the list ( such as a Woody Allen film)

Anyway- here is the link to the Internet Movie Data Base where the Coming Soon list of films can be found

http://www.imdb.com/movies-coming-soon/2012-07/

And if you are like me, you enjoy checking out trailers of upcoming films so here is another trailer webpage

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/

If you are a trailer fan you can really kill a lot of time checking out that website

Personally I am excited to see the CURVE trailer
IN my opinion.... trailers in and of themselves are an art form
They can't give too much away and yet they only have ( on average) two and half minutes to catch your interest
It'll be very interesting to see how the editor puts this one together.


Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 05, 2012, 05:54:37 AM
If Warner Bros. has any sense of intelligence and the trailer for Trouble With The Curve is ready, they'll play it before The Dark Knight Rises.  That movie has the potential to breaking worldwide box office records and they'd be foolish not to play it there.  I've been going to these Batman films and plan on seeing this next installment.  I'm sure there are many other Eastwood fans that will also be in attendance.

You have to remember Eastwood was an action film star first and foremost.  Sure, he doesn't dabble in that genre anymore but there are many us out there that became fans of his earlier films that can't wait to see Clint on the big screen again even if it isn't an action film.  We always give him the benefit of the doubt regardless of what the film may be about.

So when I go to see The Dark Knight Rises and see a trailer for Eastwood's new film then that will...ahem, make my day.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: iconfan on July 05, 2012, 07:44:08 AM
Jed
I agree with you about the Dark Knight placement

But I disagree just a bit to the 'action star' status

 The thing about Eastwood (IN MY OPINION)  is that his action days are long past ( specifically the Dirty Harry films when he would be jumping on buses and punching guys out etc) Even Space Cowboys, (2000) while a fun time, had little action beyond the fight in the bar

In the past twenty years he has actually been acting or directing more internal explorations of the human condition

Arguably, the truth about Clint is not that he is a long standing action star icon, its the ILLUSION that he still IS an action star even though it's been a while since he has done any actual action scenes

And this is attributed to his ACTING ability and knowing what works for him

 Even in the Dirty Harry films - over all- there really wasn't all that much action

Examples of the FEW stand out actual action scenes in the Harry series
Dirty Harry   The bus jump
Magnum Force  The motorcycle/aircraft carrier stunts and the store shoot out
The Enforcer  The roof chase
Sudden Impact  The iconic "Make My Day" moment in the diner and the fall from the pier
The Dead Pool   the classic car chase with the toy car bomb

For the most part.. the many characters that he played were very good at conveying the THREAT of action and violence. The classic Eastwood glare was the selling point of many of his films, past and present. And Eastwood knew this. In fact, the 'action' roles he has done in the past twenty years alone prove this. He does more standing and glaring than he does actual fisticuffs. But that's okay because Eastwood does it with such style

Its actually the THREAT of him kicking your butt with that glare of his that he does so well
And I'll agree that yes, there are dozens of times when he will back up the glare with a gun or a quip, though that still doesn't constitute actual action by definition (See Bruce Willis or Stallone for true action)

In my opinion..... That limited acting style that Clint has, has served him well- especially the last few generations (Even in Gran Torino, which was five years ago, the only true action scene in the film was when he went and beat up the bad guy on the lawn and shoved a gun in the kids face- most of the rest of the film's best moments are from him showing off "the glare" or if he whips out a gun " as a threat toward accelerating that threat with more violence". And since the gun is already out... the bad guy backs down )

I welcome counter points to this and remember that I am not saying this as bad thing- I am just pointing out from years of watching the man what I have seen as his style of acting and what really, really has worked well for him and the countless characters he has portrayed over the past 50 years

The illusion of action is what has cemented Eastwood into our hearts

In my opinion of course
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 05, 2012, 08:10:38 AM
Hey iconfan,

Well, remember, I did say he "was" an action star.  You see, for the first part of his career Eastwood not only was an action star, he was one of the quintessential action stars and for some of the reasons you pointed out.  You know the expression "less is more"?  Eastwood didn't have to fight like a martial arts expert or have elongated car, boat or plane chase sequences in his films to be convincing.  Action stars of today are a much different breed.  I can't speak for others, but I have no illusion of Clint being an action star now.  Those days are history.  I've long since given up hope for another Dirty Harry sequel (pity, too, because The Dead Pool was horrible, a terrible way to end the series.... c'est la vie).  The only thing I would love to see by Eastwood is another western.  Contrary to other's opinions, I do believe he's not too old and that he as at least one more in him.  I cite Robert Duvall in Open Range and Broken Trail to support my opinion.  Sure, he wasn't  82 when he made those films, but was in his early-to-mid 70s.  If there's one actor at the age of 82 that can produce a great western, it's Clint.  Also, I've stated elsewhere that I'd like to see him direct an action film because I think it'd be very good.     
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: iconfan on July 05, 2012, 08:23:57 AM
Jed
I'm glad we're on the same page

And I do agree that he just might still have a film or two left in him- maybe he could try a cameo or a smaller part that requires just a few weeks of filming ( much the way Arnold and Willis have done in the Expendables franchise so far)

For 82 he sure is getting around under his own steam remarkably well
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 05, 2012, 08:38:14 AM
Well, I don't see we're on the same page, really but that's not a bad thing.  Our opinions do differ regarding his 'action star' status but that's okay.

A film or two?  Are you kidding?!  ;)  The dude has been going steadily since 1964 and I don't see him letting up anytime soon.  Hell, he could have another dozen or so more to go.  I agree, it would be cool to see him in a cameo but I don't think that'll happen.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on July 05, 2012, 01:15:02 PM
In my experience, trailers for Clint's pictures play mainly before movies expected to draw an older audience. For understandable reasons.

Agree mostly but I do recall having seen trailers to new Clint movies attached to mainstream movies that weren't just for older audiences.  Plus, The Dark Knight trilogy attracts people of all ages... not just the younger crowd like most of the summer action movies do.  

Different subject but a few folks are talking in this thread about Clint making some cameo.  I was just thinking about this yesterday while watching a new 60 second trailer for Tarantino's new western.  This trailer started with Morricone's music from one of Clint's spagetti westerns so of course I had to blast the volume and watch it several times.  :)  I was thinking how cool it would be for Clint to make a cameo in this film as The Man with no Name.... some scene with him wearing the poncho.  I know I'm dreaming but........
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Christopher on July 05, 2012, 04:22:23 PM
Plus, The Dark Knight trilogy attracts people of all ages... not just the younger crowd like most of the summer action movies do.  
I agree with that--a movie that is going to do the business that The Dark Knight Rises will do isn't just appealing to the young crowd.

But of course we have no idea when a trailer will be ready. And whenever it is ready and released, we'll get a chance to watch it on the internet. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the trailer, and the movie release date will be here before we know it (in the US anyway).
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 05, 2012, 04:26:14 PM
I agree with that--a movie that is going to do the business that The Dark Knight Rises will do isn't just appealing to the young crowd.

But of course we have no idea when a trailer will be ready. And whenever it is ready and released, we'll get a chance to watch it on the internet. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the trailer, and the movie release date will be here before we know it (in the US anyway).

The great thing about Eastood having been around so long and extremely successful is that he has many fans, young and old.  You could play trailers for his movies almost anywhere.  Although, I wouldn't expect to see them before Madagascar, Ice Age or Brave.  ;)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on July 05, 2012, 07:46:01 PM
The great thing about Eastood having been around so long and extremely successful is that he has many fans, young and old.  You could play trailers for his movies almost anywhere.  Although, I wouldn't expect to see them before Madagascar, Ice Age or Brave.  ;)

My daughter saw Gran Torino when she was 19 and loved it... and she is now wanting to see this new film.  (Of course my forcing her to watch a lot of Clint when she was a kid might not have hurt).  Plus, Amy Adams might help draw some of the younger crowd.

As for the trailer, I suspect that they already have it done at this stage and just waiting to release it.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on July 05, 2012, 08:01:33 PM
Found this website that has some production pictures plus 2 short videos (probably from a phone camera??) , one of Clint and Amy Adams filming a scene. (I don't recall seeing this on here before so hopefully this is new)

http://trouble-with-the-curve-trailer.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: iconfan on July 14, 2012, 08:47:10 AM
Well , Dark Knight opens Friday
We'll find out soon enough I guess

Heck, Bond opens in November and they are talking about releasing a SECOND trailer already

Malpaso ( or at least, the studio for Curve,) sure likes playing their cards close to the chest
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on July 14, 2012, 10:24:22 AM
Eastwood and Co. always do this. They don't release a trailer until the very last minute. It's a really bad marketing strategy. All the other September 28th releases have their trailers out, and some of them first had trailers and marketing for their films months ago. I don't really understand why Eastwood chooses to market his films in such a poor fashion. It's important to get the movie right, and that he tries to do, but it's also important to have the movie be publicized well so that people know it's out there and can go see it. There's nothing wrong with a quality product making money. After all, that's a large part of what drives studios to green light these movies. I know that the movies Eastwood makes are often done quickly, and that he might not have time to put out a trailer months in advance of when the movie is completed and ready to show, but he could at least try to release something from the movie three months in advance rather than waiting to the last possible moment to start doing publicity.

KC, I think that "Trouble with the Curve" really can appeal to more than the older crowd. If Clint's movies only appealed to the older crowd, "Gran Torino" wouldn't have made $148 million. Eastwood's films, when done well, and when marketed appropriately, can and do have cross-over appeal. Not only that, but baseball is quite a popular sport in this country.  For a film that is merely geared to the older crowd, see "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," which made $40 million. "Gran Torino" didn't make $40 million. "Million Dollar Baby" made $100 million. These movies wouldn't be making this kind of money if only older people were buying tickets. For these reasons, I do think it makes a lot of sense to release a trailer soon, and play it before showings of "The Dark Knight Rises." Whether Eastwood and co will do that or not remains to be seen, but I think that a case can be made that it would be worth considering.

KC, I don't think that you will be seeing any marketing for the film at the start of the baseball season. I've never heard of TV commercials running before the trailer for the film has been released, so I'd expect to not see commercials until then.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: iconfan on July 14, 2012, 03:40:50 PM
Methinks that maybe the studio allows a small budget for the marketing campaigns just as they allow a small budget for the actual making of the films? And maybe that's why the films are marketed so close to the release day?

Lets compare the marketing budget of Dark Knight for example..... ( yes, they are two diff genres but I'm comparing budgets VS marketing timelines)  ......  Dark Knight has had at least 4 trailers as well as up to 6 diff TV spots already- so much so I'm actually tired of seeing them all already and just want to see the film

Whereas Curve has yet to officially release so much as an official still photo and we've got less then two months to go

But to his credit- Eastwood never complains in public about it
He takes whatever they give him and shoots his film and more often than not, the films bring home not only a profit but multiple awards and kudos worldwide

** Small nitpick    I have often wondered just how much of a budget Space Cowboys had. Now naturally it was heavy with effects shots and he DID go to one of the best in the biz, ILM.   But still.... I always feel a little cheated when I watch the command center scenes because that looks like a really, really small set they are standing in for such a complicated - well publicized mission

But I just wanted to point that out as a possible example of how Eastwood manages to do what he can with such small budgets
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on July 14, 2012, 04:43:44 PM
KC, I don't think that you will be seeing any marketing for the film at the start of the baseball season.

It's already too late for that, since the season started in April.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on July 14, 2012, 04:58:42 PM
On the other hand, it may well get some exposure on national baseball broadcasts. The All-Star Game is next week, which would probably be a bit early, but on the other hand, I wouldn't be shocked to see at least a teaser trailer then.

I was referring to this, KC. The All-Star Game, not the start of the baseball season. Since I'm not a baseball fan, I don't really know the difference! ;) I think that's passed as well now, though.

Iconfan, I don't think you can really compare "Dark Night Rises" with this film, though. They are completely different scales of production. "Dark Knight Rises" had an estimated production budget of $250 million, while "Trouble With the Curve" likely had a budget that was a fraction of that cost, so it would make sense that the studio would want to publicize early and often for "Rises" so they could recoup these enormous costs. Warners doesn't have that kind of investment in Clint's film, so it would make sense that it would be not as well marketed.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on July 14, 2012, 05:04:15 PM
No, there weren't any trailers for Trouble with the Curve during the All-Star game. There was one for the new Batman film, however, so I guess they expect baseball fans to go to that.

It would be nice if someone had some actual news to post in this "Production information and news" thread. It's been a while since we heard anything.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: iconfan on July 14, 2012, 05:29:51 PM
http://www.comingsoon.net/trailers/

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/

Here are a couple of places we can keep an eye on while we wait
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on July 15, 2012, 04:06:01 PM
This might not mean anything, but I've noticed recently that IMDB has updated their cast listing and now has Amy Adams listed first, and Clint Eastwood listed second. This is the reverse of how they had it before, where Clint was listed first. Having someone in the second position on a cast listing usually indicates that that person is the co-star, rather than the main star of the film. For an Eastwood related example, Kevin Costner was listed first and Eastwood was listed second for "A Perfect World," and Eastwood had a much reduced role in that film. This is a little confusing to me because in the plot description, it does appear that the film does revolve around Eastwood's character. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? It could merely be a mistake, but I can't really think of why IMDB would make this change. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2083383/
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on July 15, 2012, 04:09:47 PM
That page hasn't been updated since April 21.

It's the IMDb. Nothing there is official. We will need to be patient until the official publicity is available before we know the billings order.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on July 15, 2012, 04:23:41 PM
That page hasn't been updated since April 21.

It's the IMDb. Nothing there is official. We will need to be patient until the official publicity is available before we know the billings order.

Patient? Me? Who do you think you're talking to here? LOL ;)

You are quite right though, KC. Nothing is official there. The IMDB makes mistakes all the time. It's probably just an oversight.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: iconfan on July 15, 2012, 06:28:09 PM
I was thinking that maybe they'd release a novelization of the film as a paperback (Like I plan to read Dark Knight Rises on Kindle before I see the movie- many times the author is allowed to ADD a variety of scenes to a storyline to flesh out the characters)

I just checked Amazon and there is nothing noted though, like the trailer, it hasn't even been scheduled nor heard from as yet

Now, depending on the movie when they DO release a paperback, they release it a week or two before opening day so that they get some word of mouth from the few thousand folks who enjoy reading the book before seeing the film

Hey, I can hope, huh?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on July 15, 2012, 07:07:37 PM
I don't think there have been any novelizations of Clint's movies from original scripts since A Perfect World in 1993. Of course, many of the films he's done since then were based on books, and there's usually a tie-in edition of the book in those cases.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on July 15, 2012, 08:34:43 PM
I believe we are still 3 or 4 weeks away from the trailer.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on July 15, 2012, 09:58:35 PM
No word on the music yet, either, right, Palooka?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on July 16, 2012, 02:11:25 PM
I believe we are still 3 or 4 weeks away from the trailer.

Is this what you are hearing from your sources, or are you saying that mostly because Eastwood typically doesn't release trailers until 6 weeks before the release?

If it is still 3 or 4 weeks away, that's disappointing. The movie is coming out in 2 and a half months and we still don't even know who's doing the score. This only happens with Eastwood movies. I wonder why they are always so slow to publicize the films. There is a silver lining to all this though. At least when the trailer comes out, we'l only have a few weeks to go to see the film, instead of seeing the trailer three or four months in advance, getting all excited about the film, and having to wait for a long period of time before seeing it. With Eastwood, everything happens pretty quickly once things start rolling. I'd still prefer to see the trailer sooner rather than later, but it's something at least.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on July 16, 2012, 02:24:17 PM
This might not mean anything, but I've noticed recently that IMDB has updated their cast listing and now has Amy Adams listed first, and Clint Eastwood listed second.

I would say that there is absolutely no way that Clint would not have top billing for the film.  As for A Perfect World, Costner certainly had the leading role and deserved the top billing ( I would have actually preferred that Clint had not acted in this film since it was such a small role... but great movie and one of Clint's most overlooked films imo)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on July 16, 2012, 02:31:16 PM
If it is still 3 or 4 weeks away, that's disappointing. The movie is coming out in 2 and a half months and we still don't even know who's doing the score. This only happens with Eastwood movies. I wonder why they are always so slow to publicize the films. There is a silver lining to all this though. At least when the trailer comes out, we'l only have a few weeks to go to see the film, instead of seeing the trailer three or four months in advance, getting all excited about the film, and having to wait for a long period of time before seeing it. With Eastwood, everything happens pretty quickly once things start rolling. I'd still prefer to see the trailer sooner rather than later, but it's something at least.

I feel what you are saying and have basically always thought the same.  However, without knowing the numbers, I would say that most if not all of his box office hits have always been due to them having legs and building on the box office over several months... rather than having that huge opening weekend and then be gone after three weeks.  I would bet that Clint markets his films based on the theory that having great box office will be due to word of mouth and being shown in theatres for a long time.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 16, 2012, 05:03:14 PM
I'm just glad Clint is acting again.  It's no secret I'm not a fan of the movies he only directs.  Gran Torino was 4 years ago and that's 4 years too long without an Eastwood starring vehicle.  After being seriously disappointed with Invictus and especially Hereafter, I didn't expect to go out of my way to see another movie he didn't star in.  I'll be the first to admit, though, that J. Edgar wasn't all that bad.  That viewing was an unexpected trip to the movies one day with my wife's uncle and I was pleasantly surprised at not being disappointed yet again.  Part of the appeal was Leonardo DiCaprio, whom I figured would do a good job with the role.  The film wasn't great but at least decent, interesting and even a little entertaining.  I wish Eastwood had made 3 films in which he starred in, instead of what he's done since Gran Torino but so be it.  That's what makes Trouble With The Curve so appealing.  So, staying on topic, regardless of the fact that there's not much information available about this film coupled with the fact that it appears a trailer isn't forthcoming anytime soon, I'll just be patient and take what's coming when it's out, be thankful and enjoy it at that time. 
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on July 16, 2012, 05:13:43 PM
I feel what you are saying and have basically always thought the same.  However, without knowing the numbers, I would say that most if not all of his box office hits have always been due to them having legs and building on the box office over several months... rather than having that huge opening weekend and then be gone after three weeks.  I would bet that Clint markets his films based on the theory that having great box office will be due to word of mouth and being shown in theatres for a long time.

A very good point.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: dane with no name on July 17, 2012, 12:05:31 PM
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Eastwood and Co. always do this. They don't release a trailer until the very last minute. It's a really bad marketing strategy. All the other September 28th releases have their trailers out, and some of them first had trailers and marketing for their films months ago. I don't really understand why Eastwood chooses to market his films in such a poor fashion. It's important to get the movie right, and that he tries to do, but it's also important to have the movie be publicized well so that people know it's out there and can go see it.
  There's nothing wrong with a quality product making money. After all, that's a large part of what drives studios to green light these movies. I know that the movies Eastwood makes are often done quickly, and that he might not have time to put out a trailer months in advance of when the movie is completed and ready to show, but he could at least try to release something from the movie three months in advance rather than waiting to the last possible moment to start doing publicity.
It all comes down to how much cash that have been put into the production. The bigger the movie, the more advertising the studios'll feel are necessary to be sure to get their money back. And let's face it, Eastwood doesn't exactly deal with the same ammount of money that say, Christopher Nolan does  ;)
I also expect the next couple of weeks'll focus mostly on the big budget CGI heavy action/fantasy movies seeing as the Comic Con in San Diego has just finished, and there is a ton of gossip regardin some of the big productions for late 2012 and 2013, ( The Hobbit, the Superman reboot, the strategy for the next string of Marvel franchise movies etc.etc.) and a "small" movie like Trouble with the curve would probably be overlooked in the flood of information about all the big 2013 releases.
So in conclusion, I don't think it's that bad a market strategy, considering the blockbuster muscle Eastwood is up against  :)
(Still would be cool with at the very least, a poster shot )
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 17, 2012, 12:17:23 PM
Well put, dane with no name.  Very wise, indeed.  Everything you said makes a lot of sense.  I can relate to AKA23's frustration, though, too.  Some movies advertise as much as an entire year in advance, yet us Eastwood fans have to wait for whatever scraps are thrown our way until shortly before the film's release.  I believe the internet is partly to blame for this, if someone or something needs to be blamed.  I don't think any Eastwood movie has ever been advertised up to 6 months in advance.  Nowadays, thanks to technology, we learn about projects he works on soon after he's begun them.  Not all of them, but a lot.  So, we wait patiently for the next bit of news and anticpate the first movie trailers, television promotion and other related newsworthy information related to each coming film.  I think we've become spoiled.  That's not such a bad thing, so long as we don't let it get to us.  I don't.  Personally, for Trouble With The Curve, my wait has been 4 years so I'll suck it up another couple of months.   ;)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on July 17, 2012, 12:25:12 PM
I feel what you are saying and have basically always thought the same.  However, without knowing the numbers, I would say that most if not all of his box office hits have always been due to them having legs and building on the box office over several months... rather than having that huge opening weekend and then be gone after three weeks.  I would bet that Clint markets his films based on the theory that having great box office will be due to word of mouth and being shown in theatres for a long time.

I feel like this is a good point, in that it probably does help to explain the rationale for the marketing strategy for most of Eastwood's recent output, but saying that it is a good explanation is not the same as saying that it is a good strategy. In terms of Eastwood's recent output, this strategy appears to fail a lot more than it succeeds. For evidence of this, look at the box office receipts of Eastwood's recent films. Sure, some of his recent films make money, and box office receipts are not always an indicator of quality. At the same time, everything after "Gran Torino" has been a failure at the box office, and prior to "Gran Torino," "Flags of Our Fathers," "Letters from Iwo Jima," "Blood Work," "True Crime," and "Absolute Power" all either failed at the box office or underwhelmed. If this is the marketing strategy for Eastwood's films, and I agree it does appear to be, it doesn't seem like it's a very good one. I hope that "Trouble with the Curve" will counter this recent trend.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on July 17, 2012, 12:27:52 PM
I feel like this is a good point, in that it probably does help to explain the rationale for the marketing strategy for most of Eastwood's recent output, but saying that it is a good explanation is not the same as saying that it is a good strategy. In terms of Eastwood's recent output, this strategy appears to fail a lot more than it succeeds. For evidence of this, look at the box office receipts of Eastwood's recent films. Sure, some of his recent films make money, and box office receipts are not always an indicator of quality. At the same time, everything after "Gran Torino" has been a failure at the box office domestically, and prior to "Gran Torino," "Flags of Our Fathers," "Letters from Iwo Jima," "Blood Work," "True Crime," and "Absolute Power" all either failed at the box office or underwhelmed. If this is the marketing strategy for Eastwood's films, and I agree it does appear to be, it doesn't seem like it's a very good one. I hope that "Trouble with the Curve" will counter this recent trend.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 17, 2012, 01:00:18 PM
I feel like this is a good point, in that it probably does help to explain the rationale for the marketing strategy for most of Eastwood's recent output, but saying that it is a good explanation is not the same as saying that it is a good strategy. In terms of Eastwood's recent output, this strategy appears to fail a lot more than it succeeds. For evidence of this, look at the box office receipts of Eastwood's recent films. Sure, some of his recent films make money, and box office receipts are not always an indicator of quality. At the same time, everything after "Gran Torino" has been a failure at the box office, and prior to "Gran Torino," "Flags of Our Fathers," "Letters from Iwo Jima," "Blood Work," "True Crime," and "Absolute Power" all either failed at the box office or underwhelmed. If this is the marketing strategy for Eastwood's films, and I agree it does appear to be, it doesn't seem like it's a very good one. I hope that "Trouble with the Curve" will counter this recent trend.

IMO:  Failures don't necessarily have to do with poor or little marketing strategy.  I'm sure there are films that have had great marketing strategies and ad campaigns that failed at the box office.  It's happened before, it'll happen again.  As far as his failures post Gran Torino, as a director, Clint's a great actor.  Clint is known as an actor first and foremost, since the mid 1960's.  While the subject matter of the movies he only directs are interesting, they hardly do as well as the films he stars in.  Mystic River is probably the only exception.  

I don't disagree that it wouldn't hurt for Trouble With The Curve to have a better ad campaign.  Hell, show a teaser trailer for crying out loud.  This was done with Pale Rider back in '85.  Eastwood & Warner Bros. could capitalize on the fact that his fans are dying to see him on the big screen again by showing a trailer sooner than later.  Either that or they're just guessing his fans already know about this new film and will flock in droves to see it.  I'll be at the head of that drive.  "Head 'em up!  Move 'em out!"  8)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: dane with no name on July 17, 2012, 01:47:38 PM
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I can relate to AKA23's frustration, though, too.  Some movies advertise as much as an entire year in advance, yet us Eastwood fans have to wait for whatever scraps are thrown our way until shortly before the film's release.  I believe the internet is partly to blame for this, if someone or something needs to be blamed.  I don't think any Eastwood movie has ever been advertised up to 6 months in advance.  Nowadays, thanks to technology, we learn about projects he works on soon after he's begun them.  Not all of them, but a lot.  So, we wait patiently for the next bit of news and anticpate the first movie trailers, television promotion and other related newsworthy information related to each coming film.  I think we've become spoiled.  That's not such a bad thing, so long as we don't let it get to us. 
Sure. A lot of modern marketing happens online nowadays; Virals, online teasers, youtube, facebook etc. and that's probably one of the reasons that traditional advertising like posters and tv spots dont get as much attention nowadays. You can essentially start advertising that full year in advance (The dark knight rises teaser came out a full year in advance) because this type of advertising is so damn cheap. Posters and tv spots costs money whereas online advertising pretty much spreads itself via avid fans, and if not, the internet can be so closely monitored as to how far fans spread the word, that additional information or further advertising can be streamlined into a more efficient marketing campaign.
The point of all this, is that older fans who dont get online as much, and are thus not a target demographic for the online advertising strategy (it'll come with time as the younger generation'll grow older, and carry their online search habits with them) so Eastwood movies who undeniably are for a older, more mature audience'll be left behind when it comes to online news, because the studios know that when they kick in with the traditional marketing in the older forms of media (newspapers, cinema folders, etc.) 
Of course Eastwood wants to see his movies perform well at the box office, but with all the focus on the big productions in summer and Christmas flooding the distribution schedule, he has to settle for the more meager seasons of spring and autumn releases (actually, I can't remember ever having seen a Eastwood premiere during summer) which also carry part of the blame for any underperformance the movies might have.
The best form of advertising that Eastwood can get is when a movie is mentioned at the award shows.

Is it all bad, that there aren't that much online advertising ?
Not necessarily...
Online advertising creates a unwanted attraction; Online illegal copying and piracy, and that's something that hurts the DVD sales, so any underperformance at the box office is more than won back at the DVD sales.  :)
A few examples;

Letters from Iwo jima; Budget;$19,000,000 (estimated)  Worldwide gross; $68,673,228 (Worldwide)

Gran Torino; Budget;$33,000,000 (estimated)  Worldwide gross; $148,055,047 (USA) (7 June 2009)

Hereafter; Budget; $50,000,000 (estimated)  Worldwide gross; $103,800,000 (Worldwide)

J. Edgar; Budget; $35,000,000 (estimated)  Worldwide gross; $76,906,030 (Worldwide) (25 February 2012)

(source IMDB)   
So it's not all entirely bad (except of course for us fans drooling for more information  :P )
Eastwood movies is not even the only case where this happens. A artist like Bruce Springsteen still enjoys great sales on his albums because his fans aren't exactly the online type  ;)   
Also; online advertising isn't always all that it's cracked up to be. Movies with massive hype and plenty of online ads can still underperform spectacular for some reason, just look at John Carter...

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Personally, for Trouble With The Curve, my wait has been 4 years so I'll suck it up another couple of months. 
I know how you feel. I even have to add a few months more to the waiting period, due to the shoddy danish cinema release schedule (Sure, the new Adam Sandler hackfest'll come out soon enough due to the online ads, but not Eastwoods work...)
This year however, I'm planning to change that...
Can't comment on the specifics atm. (which'll be posted in a new thread) but let's just say I'm planning on having a veeeeery small, close and personal 40 years birthdayparty and spending the money I've saved up for it on something entirely different.  ;)
(A box of danish cookies for the one who can guess it first ;) )
 

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 17, 2012, 02:41:52 PM
let's just say I'm planning on having a veeeeery small, close and personal 40 years birthdayparty and spending the money I've saved up for it on something entirely different.  ;)
(A box of danish cookies for the one who can guess it first ;) )

You've booked a theater to show Trouble With A Curve for a private screening for yourself and a select few friends? ;)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: dane with no name on July 17, 2012, 03:21:36 PM
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You've booked a theater to show Trouble With A Curve for a private screening for yourself and a select few friends?
Not a bad guess actually, it's fairly close to the mark one might say.  8)
But think more... Selfish  ;) 
(oh, btw, come to think of it, I didn't want to turn the thread into "Danes' guessing game" so if it drags out and spoils the original purpose of this thread, I'll move it somewhere else  ;) )
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on July 17, 2012, 04:22:14 PM
You're planning on flying to the nearest location in the United States to see "Trouble with the Curve" when it comes out here so you won't have to wait for the Danish release?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: dane with no name on July 17, 2012, 09:23:49 PM
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You're planning on flying to the nearest location in the United States to see "Trouble with the Curve" when it comes out here so you won't have to wait for the Danish release?

Bingo! New York to be precise (more info to follow soon) 8)
But for now, PM me your adress and get ready to enjoy your cookies  O0 
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on July 17, 2012, 09:37:27 PM
You're coming to New York? Great ... stop by the New York Public Library ... I'll give you the grand tour. :D

And now we return this thread to its regularly scheduled programming. :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Dan Dassow on July 18, 2012, 10:56:52 AM
You're coming to New York? Great ... stop by the New York Public Library ... I'll give you the grand tour. :D

And now we return this thread to its regularly scheduled programming. :)

KC, does that offer apply to any of the regulars on this board? A personnally guided tour of the New York Public Library by you would be worth a trip to New York City.  O0
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on July 18, 2012, 06:37:27 PM
Sure, just let me know when you'll be in town, and we'll arrange it! :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on July 19, 2012, 11:37:20 PM
No word on the music yet, either, right, Palooka?

Apologies KC, I didn't even think to ask as I thought that deadline has passed. Sorry.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on July 20, 2012, 12:13:08 AM
That's OK. You've been very helpful.  :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on July 20, 2012, 12:18:56 AM
(actually, I can't remember ever having seen a Eastwood premiere during summer)

I remember one ...

(http://www.weidmangallery.com/images/posters/2622-image-350-470-fit.jpg)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on July 20, 2012, 12:53:41 AM
The signed baseballs mentioned earlier in this thread are now being auctioned

http://www.11alive.com/news/article/247606/3/Dunwoody-Police-auction-baseballs-signed-by-Eastwood

EDIT Sorry, that is an old link. Ignore
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 21, 2012, 03:53:53 AM
No trailer for Trouble With The Curve before The Dark Knight Rises in Australia. Not that I was expecting it. The film doesn't open down here till December.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on July 21, 2012, 07:17:37 PM
No trailer for Trouble With The Curve before The Dark Knight Rises in Australia. Not that I was expecting it. The film doesn't open down here till December.

Not here in the US either.... Will Farrell's The Campaign was attached by Warner Bros it seems.  But as others have said, it's too early too see this trailer based on the last twenty years or so.  :-\
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on July 21, 2012, 07:23:01 PM
I remember one ...

(http://www.weidmangallery.com/images/posters/2622-image-350-470-fit.jpg)

not to get off track on this tread... but I remember seeing High Plains Drifter during the summer on Opening Night. (Ok, I'm dating myself but.......)  Vivid memories of this as it's one of my all time favorite Clint movies.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on July 21, 2012, 07:33:39 PM
Yes, certainly, in the old days, Clint sometimes had two movies a year coming out, one in the summer and one around Christmas. But that was a while back. (Though I can think of three times in the past fifteen years when he's had two movies out the same year.)

High Plains Drifter opened in New York City on April 20, 1973. It might have taken a while to reach the provinces. Breezy opened on Nov. 18 of the same year, and Magnum Force on Christmas Day.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on July 21, 2012, 08:10:41 PM
"Space Cowboys opened in early august in 2000. That was the last summer release I remember for an Eastwood film.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on July 21, 2012, 08:21:40 PM
Blood Work opened on August 9, 2002. His films since then have been fall or winter releases ... in most cases, hoping for awards consideration.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on July 22, 2012, 09:11:20 AM
It looks like I have my answer as to who will provide the music: Marco Beltrami.

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2012/07/16/trouble-with-the-curve-to-feature-music-by-marco-beltrami/

http://www.marco-beltrami.com/

(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/2486/beltrami.jpg)

Edit: Perhaps I should mention that the above isn't Beltrami's official website. That is www.marcobeltrami.com, and the news has yet to be posted there.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on July 22, 2012, 10:44:44 AM
Nice find, KC! Is anyone familiar with his work? What do you think of the choice?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: davytriumph on July 22, 2012, 12:44:49 PM
Excellent, this gent has quite an impressive CV.

Should be a nice refreshing change having him score the film.  I am certainly looking forward to hearing what he does with it.

And as AKA23 says "Nice Find KC"  O0
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Christopher on July 22, 2012, 12:55:41 PM
Looks like he's worked with Wes Craven a fair bit (amongst a lot of other horror films). O0
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on July 22, 2012, 03:50:41 PM
Here's some more information I was able to find about the score. From the description, it looks like a welcome change of pace from what we have come to expect. If accurate, this sounds promising!

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The score combines strings section with a few brass, acoustic guitar, harp and both regular and alto flute as well as few other woodwinds.

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=90434&forumID=1&archive=0&pageID=1&r=396#bottom
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on July 22, 2012, 06:34:23 PM
^ If you look closely, you will see that information is included in the excerpt I posted from www.marco-beltrami.com.

I posted a screencap because the site didn't permit copying the text. However, here is a text version I grabbed from the page source:

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Earlier this week Marco Beltrami was at Eastwood Scoring Stage recording his score for upcoming Warner Bros' drama TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE featuring Clint Eastwood as an aging baseball scout with vision problems who takes his last road trip to Atlanta with his daughter to look at a hot prospect. The movie also stars Amy Adams, John Goodman, Robert Patrick or Justin Timberlake and marks the first feature-length project for its director, Robert Lorenz, who has worked as Clint Eastwood's assistant for last 15 years. The score incorporates small strings section, 1 flute (also doubling alto flute) and few brass with various other elements (including acoustic guitar, harp and various other woodwinds) recorded separately. Warner Bros. will release the movie on September 28, 2012. So far there is still no poster or trailer available.

Emphasis added.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on July 22, 2012, 08:24:58 PM
Did I say new information? What I meant to say was exactly the same information KC already posted, just in a different format. Sorry for the oversight KC! Now if only we could see a trailer...
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on July 25, 2012, 01:08:21 AM
IMDB now giving the UK release date as 30th November.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on July 26, 2012, 10:17:16 PM
The first promotional material has been released. "Entertainment Weekly" has a nice feature, with some more detailed plot information, and a couple of pictures. It all sounds very conventional, but so did "Gran Torino" and "Million Dollar Baby" before they were released, and those were both something really special. I'm hoping this will be great! I hope this means that a trailer will be coming out soon :)

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The now 82-year-old Eastwood stars as Gus, an aging Atlanta Braves scout with vision problems whose daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), reluctantly agrees to be his eyes on a crucial recruiting trip.
“He gets his chance to prove whether he still has value as a scout—and as a dad,” says Lorenz, Eastwood’s longtime producing partner, who shared best-picture Oscar nominations with him on Mystic River and Letters From Iwo Jima. “They’re having trouble communicating. They always have, and now they’ve come to a point in the relationship where it’s either going to change or it’s not. He needs a little help, and she decides it’s worth the effort.”

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/07/26/clint-eastwood-trouble-with-the-curve-first-look/
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Post by: KC on July 26, 2012, 11:04:10 PM
From the above plot summary:

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Of course, as Johnny develops eyes for her [Gus's daughter], you can just imagine the older fellow narrowing his.

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Post by: palooka on July 26, 2012, 11:54:18 PM
I suspect this movie may well make a lot of money.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 27, 2012, 12:18:22 AM
A couple of pics from aka23's link.

(http://ewinsidemovies.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/trouble-with-the-curve-03_510x340.jpg) (http://ewinsidemovies.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/trouble-with-the-curve_510x340.jpg)

Has Clint got a stogie in his fingers?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on July 27, 2012, 12:38:25 AM
A couple of pics from aka23's link.

Has Clint got a stogie in his fingers?

Yup, and he was puffing away in the scenes I did too. In fact, the cigar was even mentioned in the dialogue.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 27, 2012, 12:52:09 AM
Yup, and he was puffing away in the scenes I did too.

I was going to ask if that was you sitting behind Clint in that scene. :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on July 27, 2012, 05:19:47 AM
I was going to ask if that was you sitting behind Clint in that scene. :)

Not that scene, believe me, I would have mentioned it! You'll HOPEFULLY see me at a high school baseball game.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Christopher on July 27, 2012, 06:00:01 AM
Cool, I have a subscription for Entertainment Weekly, so this should also be in the upcoming issue that I'm due to get soon.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on July 27, 2012, 07:50:25 AM
As such a health conscious guy, I wonder how Clint feels about smoking for his movies. If it were me, I'd really be bothered by it, and probably wouldn't do it. It seems out of character to me for Clint to be so health conscious in his personal life yet be willing to smoke for his movies, which is one of the most unhealthy things a person could possibly do. I know he's probably not smoking packs a day for his movie roles, but it's still really unhealthy. I wonder if anyone has every asked him about this, or what he has said.

Studios typically release trailers at the end of the week, so I wouldn't be surprised to see the trailer released later today. Stay tuned.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Christopher on July 27, 2012, 08:06:36 AM
I got the issue of Entertainment Weekly today with this in it. There's more in the online report that is linked above, though that isn't necessarily a good thing. I just sort of glanced through it online because they seem to be giving away some details of the storyline.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: antonis on July 27, 2012, 09:42:50 AM
As such a health conscious guy, I wonder how Clint feels about smoking for his movies. If it were me, I'd really be bothered by it, and probably wouldn't do it. It seems out of character to me for Clint to be so health conscious in his personal life yet be willing to smoke for his movies, which is one of the most unhealthy things a person could possibly do. I know he's probably not smoking packs a day for his movie roles, but it's still really unhealthy. I wonder if anyone has every asked him about this, or what he has said.


As he has often stated, at his age he can do what ever he likes and don't give a damn about anything.

Can't expect for the trailer any longer.....
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on July 27, 2012, 10:29:22 AM
I got the issue of Entertainment Weekly today with this in it. There's more in the online report that is linked above, though that isn't necessarily a good thing. I just sort of glanced through it online because they seem to be giving away some details of the storyline.

Yeah, I read the EW article and no details that were revealed that we all probably already knew were parts of the story. It was all pretty general storyline.  I think the primary focus of this film will be the father/daughter relationship (as compared to a baseball movie like Moneyball)... maybe similar in some respects to Million Dollar Baby.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on July 27, 2012, 01:10:06 PM
It doesn't look like the trailer is getting released today. Maybe we'll see it next week.
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Post by: higashimori on July 28, 2012, 10:10:31 PM

 " First Look: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, and Justin Timberlake in ‘Trouble With the Curve’ "

 by Russ Fischer

 http://www.slashfilm.com/clint-eastwood-trouble-curve/

 (http://bitcast-a-sm.bitgravity.com/slashfilm/wp/wp-content/images/trouble-with-the-curve-images-header.jpg)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on July 28, 2012, 10:47:06 PM
^ The above link simply provides the revelation that Entertainment Weekly has published two previously unseen stills, and repeats them. The pictures in the article's header, which are posted above, were available previously. So, nothing new here.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on July 29, 2012, 01:45:52 PM
In the initial reports for the casting of this film, it said that Sandra Bullock was being courted for the role that was later offered to Amy Adams. I find this somewhat curious, because Amy Adams is 10 years younger than Sandra Bullock. Since Eastwood typically doesn't do script rewrites for his films, I wonder how that may affect the final film. If the character is written to be ten years older, and is instead played by a much younger person, it would seem to me that the script might need to be rewritten to reflect this change. Amy Adams and Sandra Bullock also appear to have pretty different acting styles. I don't think there's a role that either of them have played that I could envision being played by the other. I am happy that Adams chose to take the role, as I think she's a much better actress, though I wonder if the character was written to be older whether she may be too young for the role. Just chronologically, I think Sandra Bullock would have made more sense. Clint is 82, so in order to have Adams be his daughter, he'd have to have her at 45. Some do have children at that age, though it's not especially common. Of course, we don't know Eastwood's age in the film, or Adam's. One or the other may be older or younger than they actually are in real life. This might be a small detail, but I do wonder how the different ages of the two actresses and the different acting styles may factor into the film.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on July 29, 2012, 02:09:27 PM
Clint's youngest daughter was born when he was 66 years old. Amy Adams is in fact just two years younger than his second-oldest daughter, Alison, born in 1972 when Clint was 42.

To take an example from the baseball world, Joe Torre, former player and manager, now an official for Major League Baseball, was 55 when his wife gave birth to their daughter.

No one ever said that the script was written with a particular actress in mind. Most actresses, like most actors, can and frequently do play somewhat older or younger than their actual age.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on July 29, 2012, 02:39:56 PM
Clint's youngest daughter was born when he was 66 years old. Amy Adams is in fact just two years younger than his second-oldest daughter, Alison, born in 1972 when Clint was 42.

To take an example from the baseball world, Joe Torre, former player and manager, now an official for Major League Baseball, was 55 when his wife gave birth to their daughter.

No one ever said that the script was written with a particular actress in mind. Most actresses, like most actors, can and frequently do play somewhat older or younger than their actual age.

All of this is very true. I know someone who is 55 and having his first child. It does happen, but it is very rare. Clint Eastwood is 82 and married to someone in her 40's. When it does happen, it is usually to someone very wealthy or very powerful. Outside of Hollywood, or people who are famous, how often does it happen? Not very often. You can always pick an example and highlight how it happens, but the question is how often does it happen. In both cases, I would say it was not very common. Most people do not have children at 66.

What about the difference in acting styles between Bullock and Adams? Can you think of a role either played that could have been convincingly played by the other? I can't. I find it interesting that both were courted for the same role.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on July 29, 2012, 05:29:37 PM
We are talking about a movie, not about a "typical situation"!

Ex-mad dog Wild West killers don't often end up slopping hogs on a desolate prairie homestead, trying desperately to raise two little motherless children, either. But it happens.

As for Adams and Bullock, I only recall either in a single movie, Bullock in Speed, quite a few years back now, and Adams in Julie and Julia recently. And in the case of the latter, I think Bullock or anyone could have played the part equally well, and it wouldn't have mattered, because all anyone was going to remember from the movie was Meryl Streep.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: antonis on August 01, 2012, 12:13:03 PM
It seems you'll see the movie a week earlier

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118057333?refCatId=13


Eastwood's 'Curve' slides up a week

Sept. 21 date comes two weeks before MLB playoffs

By Dave McNary

Warner Bros. has moved Clint Eastwood's next film, "Trouble With the Curve," up a week to Sept. 21.
 Story centers on an aging baseball scout, to be played by Eastwood, who's losing his sight and decides to take a road trip to Atlanta with his daughter to check out a hot prospect. Amy Adams will portray the daughter and Robert Lorenz, Eastwood's Malpaso partner, will make his directorial debut, with Malpaso producing.
 
"Curve" will open two weeks before the Major League Baseball playoffs start on Oct. 5. Sony opted for a similar late-September opening slot for its MLB-themed "Moneyball" last fall.
 
"Curve" had been set to open Sept. 28 against Sony's sci-fier "Looper" and its "Hotel Transylvania" along with Fox's drama "Won't Back Down." By moving up a week, it will face competition from the launches of Relativity's "House at the End of the Street," Open Road's "End of Watch" and Liongate's "Dredd."
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Christopher on August 01, 2012, 01:04:46 PM
And I'm guessing this is supposed to be a wide release, right? I'm hoping I'll be able to go opening day to see it.

And I'm sure this'll put the trailer that much more in demand!
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Post by: AKA23 on August 01, 2012, 01:25:16 PM
Well, this is certainly welcome news! It would be nice if they moved it up even further, but getting to see it sooner rather than later is good! September 21st is 7 weeks away. They need to put this trailer out now!! :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on August 01, 2012, 02:35:39 PM
And I'm guessing this is supposed to be a wide release, right? I'm hoping I'll be able to go opening day to see it.

That brings up a good question... hopefully this won't be a limited release at first for a few weeks before expanding to more theaters week after week like some of Clint's films.  Hopefully since it is not an end-of-year release, it will open up wide right off the bat.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on August 01, 2012, 02:52:37 PM
I don't think this is going to be a limited release. They'll want to take advantage of the baseball playoffs, and will want this to be seen by as wide an audience as possible.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: rr-electricangel on August 02, 2012, 12:37:54 AM
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Eastwood's 'Curve' slides up a week:
Sept. 21 date comes two weeks before MLB playoffs

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sns-201208011546reedbusivarietynvr1118057333-20120801,0,7188860.story (http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sns-201208011546reedbusivarietynvr1118057333-20120801,0,7188860.story)

Dave McNary
 Variety

(http://www.trbimg.com/img-501a035f/turbine/sns-rt-us-troublewiththecurve-releasebre871033-001/600)
 
11:55 p.m. CDT, August 1, 2012
Warner Bros. has moved Clint Eastwood's next film, "Trouble With the Curve," up a week to Sept. 21. Story centers on an aging baseball scout, to be played by Eastwood, who's losing his sight and decides to take a road trip to Atlanta with his daughter to check out a hot prospect. Amy Adams will portray the daughter and Robert Lorenz, Eastwood's Malpaso partner, will make his directorial debut, with Malpaso producing. "Curve" will open two weeks before the Major League Baseball playoffs start on Oct. 5. Sony opted for a similar late-September opening slot for its MLB-themed "Moneyball" last fall. "Curve" had been set to open Sept. 28 against Sony's sci-fier "Looper" and its "Hotel Transylvania" along with Fox's drama "Won't Back Down." By moving up a week, it will face competition from the launches of Relativity's "House at the End of the Street," Open Road's "End of Watch" and Liongate's "Dredd."
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on August 03, 2012, 09:49:28 AM
I don't think this is going to be a limited release. They'll want to take advantage of the baseball playoffs, and will want this to be seen by as wide an audience as possible.

I agree but yet it wouldn't surprise me what Warner Bros might do.  On their official website under upcoming Movies, they don't even list Trouble With the Curve. (but they do list The Hobbit: There And Back Again which comes out in December 2013!!)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on August 03, 2012, 12:45:02 PM
If I'm Warner Bros., am I'm looking at when to put out this trailer, I'd want it played before showings of "Hope Springs." From the trailer, "Hope Springs" seems like more of a comedy, but the reviews of it paint it more as a drama. It's a relationship picture with Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep. That's a similar demographic to those who might want to check out Eastwood's picture, which is also a relationship drama. That opens next Wednesday, so we should be seeing the trailer very soon, within the next few days, if Warner Bros. thinks like me! ;)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on August 03, 2012, 06:13:46 PM
AKA, for once ( ;) ) we're in agreement. I had some very similar thoughts recently reading some early reviews of Hope Springs.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on August 03, 2012, 07:32:53 PM
AKA, for once ( ;) ) we're in agreement. I had some very similar thoughts recently reading some early reviews of Hope Springs.

I'm savoring this moment! ;)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on August 03, 2012, 08:20:35 PM
If I'm Warner Bros., am I'm looking at when to put out this trailer, I'd want it played before showings of "Hope Springs." From the trailer, "Hope Springs" seems like more of a comedy, but the reviews of it paint it more as a drama. It's a relationship picture with Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep. That's a similar demographic to those who might want to check out Eastwood's picture, which is also a relationship drama. That opens next Wednesday, so we should be seeing the trailer very soon, within the next few days, if Warner Bros. thinks like me! ;)

Also totally agree that this would be a perfect fit and I wonder if Warner could actually have any say-so on showing a trailer of one of their own movies before a film from another company?  Wonder if companies do the "do this for us this time and we'll return the favor next time". 
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on August 03, 2012, 09:19:55 PM
I read an article about this. It said that two trailers of the six shown could be chosen by the studio. Usually, these films are ones that the studio itself produces. The rest of the trailers that show before each movie are chosen by the movie theater. The criteria that they use to determine which previews to show before which movies are that they tend to show previews for likeminded movies together. They usually use demographics and other metrics to determine which type of audience would be likely to see a particular movie. In so doing, the theaters hope to maximize their own profits. Around half of the total box office goes to the movie theaters themselves these days, with the other half going to the studio.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on August 04, 2012, 08:19:06 AM
It probably has more to do with the distribution chain than the studio. Theaters only want to screen trailers for films that will be seen in that theater.

EDIT: I posted before reading AKA's post above. AKA, do you have a link for that article?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on August 04, 2012, 08:29:49 AM
Here's a link to an article discussing this process. I found it to be very interesting: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2010/04/how_do_movie_theaters_decide_which_trailers_to_show.html
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on August 04, 2012, 02:45:29 PM
Here's a link to an article discussing this process. I found it to be very interesting: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2010/04/how_do_movie_theaters_decide_which_trailers_to_show.html

this is an interesting article but I don't buy the author's "quadrant system" theory as to which trailers are attached.  From my experience, trailers shown are usually similar in theme to the movie being shown rather than to four different demographics.  When I see a horror movie, most often all the trailers are horror movies and if I see an action movie, most of the trailers are action themed.  I know this isn't 100% true, but certainly much more often than not.  Thus going back to AKA's original idea that the trailer for Trouble with the Curve would be perfect to show with Hope Springs.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: antonis on August 07, 2012, 03:44:42 AM
Trouble with the Curve sneak peek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE6OxSs-7kE&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on August 07, 2012, 04:47:40 AM
Trouble with the Curve sneak peek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE6OxSs-7kE&feature=player_embedded

LOVING it! Me in the background on 26 seconds in the light grey t-shirt. ("I'm not a pole dancer"). This was the first scene we did that day.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on August 07, 2012, 04:54:59 AM
(https://secure.propstore.com/img/products/916/Screen%20Shot%202012-08-07%20at%2012.49.21.jpg)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Jed Cooper on August 07, 2012, 05:12:11 AM
this is an interesting article but I don't buy the author's "quadrant system" theory as to which trailers are attached.  From my experience, trailers shown are usually similar in theme to the movie being shown rather than to four different demographics.  When I see a horror movie, most often all the trailers are horror movies and if I see an action movie, most of the trailers are action themed.  I know this isn't 100% true, but certainly much more often than not.  Thus going back to AKA's original idea that the trailer for Trouble with the Curve would be perfect to show with Hope Springs.

A very good point and I agree 100%.  That's why it wouldn't make sense to show the trailer for Eastwood's new movie before The Dark Knight Rises.  My original theory was to hit a mass audience and since the new Batman movie would surely break opening weekend box office records, it would be sensible to show the trailer there.  Yes, most of the time trailers for upcoming movies are shown before similar movies in current release.  Makes all the sense in the world.  I was holding out hope to see the trailer for Trouble With The Curve before the new Spiderman, Batman and Total Recall movies.  No such luck.  Most likely, it won't be shown when I go see The Bourne Legacy, either (I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised, though...).  So, realistically, I'll probably have to wait to see the advertisement on television.  If I hear Clint's new trailer is definitely being shown before Hope Springs then I'll take my wife to see the new Streep/Jones movie.
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Post by: KC on August 07, 2012, 06:44:45 AM
(https://secure.propstore.com/img/products/916/Screen%20Shot%202012-08-07%20at%2012.49.21.jpg)

Thanks, Palooka! Do you have more details or a link?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on August 07, 2012, 06:52:30 AM
Thanks, Palooka! Do you have more details or a link?

Antonis' link above.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE6OxSs-7kE&feature=player_embedded

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on August 07, 2012, 09:42:21 AM
Thanks, Palooka! Do you have more details or a link?

Just in case people didn't notice from the ET clip, the full behind the scenes segment on the movie is on Entertainment Tonight... tonight-Tuesday.

I also just loved the "I'm not a pole dancer" line....
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on August 07, 2012, 09:45:16 AM
This doesn't look like a trailer release, which is what I was hoping for, and seems like a really odd way to publicize the movie. This ad acts like Justin Timberlake is the main star of this film, instead of Clint Eastwood! The way they described the movie it made Eastwood seem like a peripheral character, and made Timberlake's romance with Amy Adams the focal part of the story, which isn't the way this movie has been described at all. This is very strange.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on August 07, 2012, 10:04:01 AM
This doesn't look like a trailer release, which is what I was hoping for, and seems like a really odd way to publicize the movie. This ad acts like Justin Timberlake is the main star of this film, instead of Clint Eastwood! The way they described the movie it made Eastwood seem like a peripheral character, and made Timberlake's romance with Amy Adams the focal part of the story, which isn't the way this movie has been described at all. This is very strange.

Can't really say that I noticed anything other than I'm on screen with Clint Eastwood. I haven't been able to concentrate on too much since.  ;D
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: antonis on August 07, 2012, 10:25:59 AM
This doesn't look like a trailer release, which is what I was hoping for, and seems like a really odd way to publicize the movie. This ad acts like Justin Timberlake is the main star of this film, instead of Clint Eastwood! The way they described the movie it made Eastwood seem like a peripheral character, and made Timberlake's romance with Amy Adams the focal part of the story, which isn't the way this movie has been described at all. This is very strange.

My exact thoughts.
But ... don't rely on Eastwood film trailers  to get the point of his films.
Just think of MDB & Gran Torino trailers...
From this one I keep Ed Lauter's reaction (I think he'll be a key figure )
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on August 07, 2012, 11:35:07 AM
My exact thoughts.
But ... don't rely on Eastwood film trailers  to get the point of his films.
Just think of MDB & Gran Torino trailers...
From this one I keep Ed Lauter's reaction (I think he'll be a key figure )


Yeah, I think they probably will show the trailer, and that the film will be focused on Eastwood and not Justin Timberlake. The only thing that I can think of motivating this kind of weird presentation is that  the viewership of "Entertainment Tonight" probably skews younger, and that they thought that highlighting Timberlake's role might cause the younger crowd to watch today's show. I don't really see the point of Warner Bros. giving this exclusive to "Entertainment Tonight" so they can talk about Justin Timberlake with his shirt off and jumping in some water ;)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 07, 2012, 03:18:43 PM
Can't really say that I noticed anything other than I'm on screen with Clint Eastwood. I haven't been able to concentrate on too much since.  ;D

Who can blame you palooka?   ;)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on August 07, 2012, 04:56:11 PM
This doesn't look like a trailer release, which is what I was hoping for, and seems like a really odd way to publicize the movie. This ad acts like Justin Timberlake is the main star of this film, instead of Clint Eastwood! The way they described the movie it made Eastwood seem like a peripheral character, and made Timberlake's romance with Amy Adams the focal part of the story, which isn't the way this movie has been described at all. This is very strange.

Yeah... that short ET clip on youtube from Monday nite did focus more on Timberlake/Adams but the longer segment on the movie on Tuesday's ET show showed a lot more of Clint.  Another great scene... in a bar where Clint pushes this guy up against the wall and says that the guy better leave before Clint has a heart attack trying to kill him... (had to rewind the DVR several times to see this scene over and over).  Hard to say but what they showed might very well be most of the trailer.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on August 07, 2012, 06:31:01 PM
Antonis' link above.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE6OxSs-7kE&feature=player_embedded

Ah, in my haste to see the latest posts this morning I missed Antonis's, and your previous post.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on August 07, 2012, 06:44:47 PM
The trailer has now been released:

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/trouble-with-the-curve/trailers/trouble-with-the-curve-30208761.html

Also on the EW site, with a brief note by Anthony Breznican:

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/08/07/trailer-clint-eastwood-trouble-with-the-curve/

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Amy Adams may play the first character to ever call Clint Eastwood a coward and live to tell about it.
 
Her feisty turn opposite the veteran tough guy in the film Trouble With the Curve starts out seeming like a slightly raunchy father-daughter baseball comedy, but — perhaps appropriately — the trailer throws a bend into the plot just when you think you’ve got it figured out.
 
“My father is a baseball scout. I grew up around men who swore, drank, and farted. Trust me, I can handle it,” Adams assures her bosses, who are about to grant her a promotion that would induct her into the all-boys club of their law firm’s partners.

Except we soon find out that’s kind of a lie. She didn’t really grow up that way at all because when her mother died, her father sent her away to be cared for by others.
 
Now that it’s his time of need, she decides to be there for him in a way he never was for her. It probably doesn’t hurt that fellow baseball scout Justin Timberlake is sweetening the deal.
 
While Eastwood is doing a cranky old bastard bit that may seem similar to the one we saw in the far darker Gran Torino, it also seems like we might see one of his most tender performances this time around.
 
Don’t shoot me for saying that, Clint.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: antonis on August 08, 2012, 03:17:05 AM
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/417229_450567764975128_1831130675_n.jpg)

https://www.facebook.com/TroubleWithTheCurve
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Jed Cooper on August 08, 2012, 05:14:17 AM
(https://secure.propstore.com/img/products/916/Screen%20Shot%202012-08-07%20at%2012.49.21.jpg)

I made it a point to see this on Entertainment Tonight last night.  I missed the first run, so I set my alarm for the next showing, 10:00 or 10:30.  Fell asleep shortly after awaking!  Luckily, there was another run....at 4am!  This time I caught the entire segment and all I can say is.......YEEESSSS!!!!  CLINT ON THE BIG SCREEN AGAIN!!!  ABOUT TIME!!!  I hereby dub Mr. Eastwood "King of the One Liners".  I'm going to take the plunge and bring my wife to Hope Springs in the chance that a trailer for Trouble With The Curve will be shown.  Even if it isn't, my guess is the Streep/Jones movie will be enjoyable anyway so all won't be lost.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: rr-electricangel on August 08, 2012, 07:16:55 AM
Theatrical Trailer for Trouble With the Curve on youtube which is usually faster to upload in my opinion.

(http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/UdJPvXLemVs/default.jpg)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdJPvXLemVs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdJPvXLemVs)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: gwb, pt deux on August 08, 2012, 03:23:20 PM
Theatrical Trailer for Trouble With the Curve on youtube which is usually faster to upload in my opinion.

(http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/UdJPvXLemVs/default.jpg)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdJPvXLemVs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdJPvXLemVs)

Cool!
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on August 08, 2012, 06:15:22 PM
Here is the official synopsis, from the film's Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/TroubleWithTheCurve/info

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Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus—who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat—refuses to be benched for what could be the final innings of his career.
 
He may not have a choice. The front office of the Atlanta Braves is starting to question his judg
ment, especially with the country’s hottest batting phenom on deck for the draft. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm whose drive and ambition has put her on the fast track to becoming partner. Mickey has never been close to her father, who was ill-equipped to be a single parent after the death of his wife. Even now, in the rare moments they share, he is too easily distracted by what Mickey assumes is his first love: the game.

Against her better judgment, and over Gus’s objections, Mickey joins him on his latest scouting trip to North Carolina, jeopardizing her own career to save his. Forced to spend time together for the first time in years, each makes new discoveries—revealing long-held truths about their past and present that could change their future.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: TWOMULES on August 08, 2012, 11:38:58 PM
LOVING it! Me in the background on 26 seconds in the light grey t-shirt. ("I'm not a pole dancer"). This was the first scene we did that day.

This is fantastic Palooka, well done! O0

It's not an Eastwood picture now if you're not in it :D

In the Fistful of movies you have been in as an extra directed by Clint, I loved your scene in Hereafter the most but this one will be extra special being on screen with such a Movie legend like Mr. Eastwood. O0

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on August 09, 2012, 07:26:20 AM
Hey all. It looks like the official poster has been released, and that the official website is up. The official website so far only has a link to the trailer, and has the background of the poster art, but I'm sure more will be up soon.

Here's a link to the poster: http://shyfyy.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/trouble-with-the-curve-poster/
And here's a link to the official site: http://troublewiththecurve.warnerbros.com
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on August 09, 2012, 07:29:56 AM
Hey all. It looks like the official poster has been released, and that the official website is up. The official website so far only has a link to the trailer, and has the background of the poster art, but I'm sure more will be up soon.

Here's a link to the poster: http://shyfyy.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/trouble-with-the-curve-poster/
And here's a link to the official site: http://troublewiththecurve.warnerbros.com

The poster artwork is nice, it is the same art that was posted yesterday with the Facebook link. I wonder if it still might change? As that says "coming soon"
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Jed Cooper on August 09, 2012, 07:47:41 AM
This is GREAT!  Thanks for posting the trailer, rr-electricangel and links to the poster & site, AKA23!  I want the rest of this summer to move EVER so slowly, but can't wait to see this film!  I may see it more than once, as I did with Gran Torino!  I think I'll start a petition to keep Mr. Eastwood from strictly directing films and getting back to acting!  :D  ....ok, maybe not.  8)

(http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/Trouble-With-the-Curve-Movie-Poster.jpg)

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on August 09, 2012, 08:12:12 AM
can't wait to see this film!  I may see it more than once, as I did with Gran Torino!

It's a MUST to see Clint's movies twice in the theater on the big screen... especially now where most movies are shown in digital.  I would say that I have never NOT seen Clint acting movies at least twice ever since Dirty Harry came out.. (ok, I'm getting less younger these days...). I have always found that my expectations are so high on first viewing that I actually enjoy and usually like the film better the second time around.  Although both Unforgiven and MDB blew me away the first time... I knew they were great classics right off the bat.

I like the poster.  As I'm guessing with the film itself, the poster is less dark (no dark black background) than Gran Torino and MDB.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: davytriumph on August 09, 2012, 08:57:42 AM
I LIKE IT  O0

This is the UK 1 sheet (US version will more than probably be identical)

(http://shyfyy.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/trouble-with-the-curve.jpg?w=380&h=563)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Gant on August 09, 2012, 09:03:36 AM
There is some cloud on the horizon tho...  ;)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on August 09, 2012, 10:35:40 AM
this is an interesting article but I don't buy the author's "quadrant system" theory as to which trailers are attached.  From my experience, trailers shown are usually similar in theme to the movie being shown rather than to four different demographics.  When I see a horror movie, most often all the trailers are horror movies and if I see an action movie, most of the trailers are action themed.  I know this isn't 100% true, but certainly much more often than not.  Thus going back to AKA's original idea that the trailer for Trouble with the Curve would be perfect to show with Hope Springs.


Exit, I'm not sure I agree either. From the article, it all seems very logical, but I went to see "Hope Springs" yesterday, which is a comedy about an older couple, played by Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep, seeking to rekindle their decaying marriage, and before that they showed previews for the new Bond movie, an animated film, and Judd Apatow's new comedy. Tonally, these same very different than the relationship drama type film that is "Hope Springs." It's probably a combination of demographics, type of movie, and scale of release. If it's a major film, like the Bond flick, that might get shown at quite a few movies, even if from a demographic standpoint, the target audience is very different. I doubt very many 60-70 year old men and women, who are the main demographic for "Hope Springs," are going to be super excited about checking out the new Bond flick, or Disney animated film. It seemed strange to me.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on August 09, 2012, 11:30:03 AM
There is some cloud on the horizon tho...  ;)

man, I was thinking the exact same thing but if I was betting money, I would bet that the story goes the uplifting route rather than a downer/heartwrenching one.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on August 09, 2012, 02:15:39 PM
The poster appears to reinforce that this is a light drama. It all appears to be very bright. I also find it interesting that Eastwood is the only one in the poster.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on August 09, 2012, 07:10:51 PM

^^ Great trailer and nice poster!!

The daughter's role of Amy Adams is very fine.  I'm already a fan of Amy! ;)
It will take time to get used to this score in my ears, however.......???

And... Nice pitching, GUS!!    I loved it!!   This movie has value only to watch this scene for me!  :D  Can not wait !!


 " ‘Trouble With the Curve’ trailer: Justin Timberlake, Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams play ball "

 By Jen Chaney

 http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/celebritology/post/trouble-with-the-curve-trailer-justin-timberlake-clint-eastwood-and-amy-adams-play-ball/2012/08/08/524ad1ee-e156-11e1-98e7-89d659f9c106_blog.html

 
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The first trailer for “Trouble With the Curve” — a new baseball dramedy starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake — has arrived online. Eastwood did not direct this movie. But in it, he does appear to be playing a baseball scout version of his character from “Gran Torino” while the cast as a whole appears to be starring in this year’s answer to “Moneyball.”

The film’s release date was recently bumped up to Sept. 21, which — hey, wouldn’t you know — is very close to the same date on which “Moneyball” was released last year. Is “Trouble With the Curve” as good as the Brad Pitt Oscar contender? We’ll have to wait and see. With a cast like this, it at least boasts a promising starting line-up.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on August 09, 2012, 07:18:49 PM

 " Clint Eastwood Hated 'Moneyball' "

 By Connor Simpson

 http://news.yahoo.com/clint-eastwood-hated-moneyball-023723160.html?_esi=1

 
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Clint Eastwood hated Moneyball. At least, that's the biggest thing we can take away from the trailer for Clint Eastwood's latest movie, Trouble with the Curve. Eastwood lazily played with a bowl of popcorn while watching Moneyball alone. He was too offended by Brad Pitt's stupid assertions that old guys didn't know anything about baseball to eat anything. "I'll show this kid," he said. He was so worked up. He paid a guy named Randy Brown to write a script about the old baseball scouts he grew up admiring as a kid. He wanted to snarl things like, "You don't know anything about the game. A computer can't tell if a kid's got instincts," at the sharply dressed, WHIP-VORP-QWRK human calculator played by Matthew Lillard, in what's easily his biggest role since his critically acclaimed performance in The Descendants. The Curve's plot is almost identical to Moneyball's: a veteran baseball scout's job is in jeopardy while he fights to win the affection of his daughter who he's never had a great relationship with. Add 30 years to the characters, Eastwood on the other side of the table of Pitt's Billy Beane, and a Justin Timberlake romance plot for good measure and you've got a September date movie for the same 50 year-old couples who loved Moneyball so much. Seriously, when we saw Moneyball everyone else in the theater was a couple over 55.

 
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Look, we love that baseball movies are making a resurgence. It's a fickle game, so it's the great lesson deliverer for any script writer if used properly. (See: Durham, Bull; Dreams, Field of.) Movies about baseball scouts or front offices should not become a thing, though. We better not get a movie about a young major league general manager trying to find love next year, but someone will pay Robert Downey Jr. a zillion dollars and it'll happen and we'll hold our DVD copy of Bull Durham and cry. This game is supposed to be fun, goddamnit.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on August 09, 2012, 07:45:36 PM
^The above item is obviously Connor Simpson's attempt at humor, not news.

We prefer that people cite stories from their original source when possible, and not from consolidator sites like Yahoo. In this case the source is "The Atlantic Wire":

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2012/08/clint-eastwood-hated-moneyball/55523/
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on August 09, 2012, 07:51:19 PM
" Clint Eastwood Hated 'Moneyball' "

 By Connor Simpson

 http://news.yahoo.com/clint-eastwood-hated-moneyball-023723160.html?_esi=1
 

Wow... this is one of the dumbest articles that I've read in a long time.  This guy Simpson looks at the TWTC trailer and then surmises that Clint hated Moneyball????  And he thinks the two plots are almost identical??  If it is his attempt at humor, then he failed miserably. Right turn Clyde!
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on August 09, 2012, 11:51:57 PM
I agree, exit00 ... really lame. I don't know why Yahoo bothered to pick it up.

It would be interesting to know how Clint really felt about Moneyball, because there are indeed some connections between the two stories. Perhaps some alert interviewer will ask him when he begins promoting the film.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on August 10, 2012, 03:54:03 AM
I agree, exit00 ... really lame. I don't know why Yahoo bothered to pick it up.

It would be interesting to know how Clint really felt about Moneyball, because there are indeed some connections between the two stories. Perhaps some alert interviewer will ask him when he begins promoting the film.

I would be very surprised if Clint didn't like Moneyball as it was a very good movie.  I would also guess that the similarities between the two movies are very few.  While Moneyball was based on a true story and real people, TWTC appears to be more of a relationship movie with baseball/scouting players just being a backdrop to the main story.  The main connection that I can see is the central story of Moneyball was using statistics and computer apps to get players, while in TWTC Clint's character is from the old school of baseball scouting where you actually go watch the player and use your gut instinct to draft or trade players.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on August 11, 2012, 05:25:51 PM
I went to "The Bourne Legacy" today. The preview for "Trouble with the Curve" was shown before it.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Jed Cooper on August 12, 2012, 09:36:23 AM
I went to "The Bourne Legacy" today. The preview for "Trouble with the Curve" was shown before it.

WHAT?! OH, MAN!  It wasn't shown when I went to see The Bourne Legacy!!  What's up with THAT?! 

Well, I'm glad for you AKA23.  I used to work for National Amusements in Revere (eons ago), where I still go to see new movies on the big screen these days.  I know I can call the managers over there and they'll be able to tell me what movie the trailer is being played before.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on August 13, 2012, 10:22:15 AM
This is the first TV spot for "Trouble with the Curve." There isn't really much new here, and it doesn't make the film look any more interesting than the trailer did, but if you want to check it out, here's a link. Apparently, this played during the closing ceremonies of the Olympics. Good move, Warner Bros!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhCwjQTt-vY
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: icnmedia on August 13, 2012, 11:19:11 AM
Thanks, AKA!
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on August 15, 2012, 12:46:07 PM
Another new image

http://www.heyuguys.co.uk/2012/08/15/exclusive-look-at-clint-eastwood-and-justin-timberlake-in-trouble-with-the-curve/
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 15, 2012, 12:53:55 PM
Thanks palooka, little by little we are getting to see bits of the movie and the stars.  :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on August 15, 2012, 06:05:20 PM
^I moved the above two posts here from the "Pre-Release Discussion Thread," as there didn't seem to be much matter for discussion! ;)

Thanks, Palooka.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on August 20, 2012, 07:50:12 PM
A review of the script for this film has appeared online. I haven't read all of it, but it sounds like the writer was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the script. There are also quite a few comments after the review, some from people who have also read the script. I'm reluctant to read them all, as I don't want to be hit with major spoilers. For those of you that don't mind the possibility of spoilers, would anyone be open to reading those comments and letting us know if they're safe to peruse? http://scriptshadow.blogspot.com

If you'd like to comment further on this script review, I think it would be best to do so in the Pre-Release Discussion thread. A link to that is here: http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9385.20
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Christopher on August 20, 2012, 08:11:39 PM
A review of the script for this film has appeared online. I haven't read all of it, but it sounds like the writer was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the script. There are also quite a few comments after the review, some from people who have also read the script. I'm reluctant to read them all, as I don't want to be hit with major spoilers. For those of you that don't mind the possibility of spoilers, would anyone be open to reading those comments and letting us know if they're safe to peruse? http://scriptshadow.blogspot.com

If you'd like to comment further on this script review, I think it would be best to do so in the Pre-Release Discussion thread. A link to that is here: http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9385.20
I'm with you, I'm always cautious about spoilers in Eastwood movies. I've found out too much about some stuff in the past, so I'm always trying to be careful about that kind of thing.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Hemlock on August 21, 2012, 05:41:58 PM
I saw the trailer and thought it was good.I´m very much looking forward to see this film  O0
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on August 22, 2012, 07:26:05 PM

 " Trouble with the Curve Reveals a First TV Spot "

 Source: Warner Bros.

 
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Warner Bros. has revealed the first TV spot for the upcoming Trouble with the Curve, starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Matthew Lillard, Justin Timberlake and John Goodman. Check it out in the player below!

 http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=93929

 
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: antonis on August 23, 2012, 09:54:50 AM
The official site has been updated >:D
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on August 23, 2012, 10:20:38 AM
There isn't really any new information on the website from the "update." It has the trailer, the synopsis, and a couple of stills, all of which have already been released previously.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: antonis on August 23, 2012, 10:42:07 AM
I know.Thought the irony was clear >:D
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on August 24, 2012, 12:23:03 AM
Slightly longer trailer added to the official Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10101650723738216
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on August 24, 2012, 07:59:24 AM
That's actually a shorter trailer. I checked it out. It doesn't really have any new scenes, with the exception of one, at the very end of the trailer. I'm not quite sure why Warners is releasing it, as it appears to be a compressed version of the trailer that's already out.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on August 24, 2012, 10:28:19 AM
A new poster has been released. You can see it here: http://www.justintimberlake.com/news/check_out_trouble_with_the_curves_new_poster
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on August 24, 2012, 12:15:33 PM
A new poster has been released. You can see it here: http://www.justintimberlake.com/news/check_out_trouble_with_the_curves_new_poster

Thanks AKA

I certainly prefer the advance poster to this new one.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on August 24, 2012, 01:53:51 PM
Thanks AKA

I certainly prefer the advance poster to this new one.

Yeah, I like the first one much better as well... but I also like this one.  Will be interesting to see which one shows up in theaters.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Whistledixie on August 29, 2012, 10:19:29 AM
Report from Central California: Saw the first Trouble With The Curve television commercial this morning. Fairly short, centered mostly around Clint and Amy Adams...

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on August 29, 2012, 12:32:47 PM
Yeah, I like the first one much better as well... but I also like this one.  Will be interesting to see which one shows up in theaters.

My local theatre now has the "first" poster of TWTC up on their outside wall for one of their coming films.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Dan Dassow on August 29, 2012, 03:25:41 PM
Amy Adams (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0010736/) was on the David Letterman Show last night. I was hopeful that she would be promoting Trouble with the Curve (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2083383/), but she promoted the film, The Master (2012) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1560747/).
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Christopher on August 29, 2012, 06:42:52 PM
Amy Adams (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0010736/) was on the David Letterman Show last night. I was hopeful that she would be promoting Trouble with the Curve (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2083383/), but she promoted the film, The Master (2012) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1560747/).
That's kind of surprising since they come out the same day. But I'm sure she'll do some promotion for Trouble with the Curve too.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on August 30, 2012, 08:38:40 AM
I've seen lots of previews for the movie in the past two days during programs and NFL games on ESPN.  I've seen a bunch of new quick scenes that I haven't seen before.  From all that I've seen to date, no doubt that Clint is going to have a ton of great lines in this.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on September 03, 2012, 09:49:17 PM
Ninth Ave. and 40th Street, New York City, Aug. 28, 2012:

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/9272/twtcbillboard2sm.jpg)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 03, 2012, 11:06:30 PM
Ninth Ave. and 40th Street, New York City, Aug. 28, 2010:

Why did it take you more than two years to post the pic? :D
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on September 04, 2012, 12:19:29 AM
Slip of the keyboard ...  >:(
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on September 04, 2012, 03:16:19 PM
Here's a short interview with Rob Lorenz, the director of this film. I didn't like the interview. The interviewer doesn't appear to really know how to interview people. She asks him what brought about Clint's return to acting, then before Lorenz has a chance to say anything, she jumps right in with her own ideas. "He wanted to act again, he liked the script, etc." What's the point of interviewing someone if you are going to interject your own answers to the questions you ask? This might work if you are looking to confront someone over something, and force them to address certain points, but it doesn't work in an informal, casual interview setting. I see this a lot, and it always annoys me.

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/entertainment&id=8797839
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Christopher on September 04, 2012, 07:51:53 PM
Here's a short interview with Rob Lorenz, the director of this film. I didn't like the interview. The interviewer doesn't appear to really know how to interview people. She asks him what brought about Clint's return to acting, then before Lorenz has a chance to say anything, she jumps right in with her own ideas. "He wanted to act again, he liked the script, etc." What's the point of interviewing someone if you are going to interject your own answers to the questions you ask? This might work if you are looking to confront someone over something, and force them to address certain points, but it doesn't work in an informal, casual interview setting. I see this a lot, and it always annoys me.

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/entertainment&id=8797839
Nice to hear from Lorenz at any rate. Thanks for posting it. O0
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on September 04, 2012, 09:20:45 PM
I meant to post this earlier ... Amy Adams was interviewed in the "Fall Preview" issue of New York Magazine (cover date August 27-September 3, 2012). It's mostly about her other big role this fall, in Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, but there is this:

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“Amy is very private,” says Robert Lorenz, the director of this fall’s Trouble With the Curve, of one scene in which Adams lets Clint Eastwood have it in a diner for being an absentee dad. “I asked her during filming, which of her roles was the closest to the real Amy, and she said, ‘This one.’  She was definitely addressing some aspect of her personal life in the role.” Eastwood’s words to the director after the scene was finished: “You got the right girl.”
http://www.vulture.com/2012/08/amy-adams-the-master.html

From the same issue ... in the "Movies" section, under "And we're also anticipating ... "

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Trouble With the Curve

Because Clint Eastwood is in full-curmudgeon mode as a nearly retired, visually impaired baseball scout surrounded by know-nothing young people (Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake) in desperate need of his cranky wisdom.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on September 05, 2012, 05:31:31 PM
The New York Times Film Club is sposoring a sneak somewhere in New York City next week ...

http://nytmarketing.whsites.net/filmclub/default.php?request=home_upcoming&stateSite=NY

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Trouble With the Curve

(http://nytmarketing.whsites.net/filmclub/images/screenings/trouble_with_the_curve.jpg)

September 12 at 7:00 p.m.

 Theater location will be included in member reservation confirmation.

About the Film

An aging baseball scout with failing sight (Clint Eastwood) hits the road with his estranged daughter (Amy Adams) to pursue a promising young ballplayer. Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Robert Patrick and Matthew Lillard co-star. Rated PG-13. 120 minutes.

Only members get in, and membership is a hundred bucks. Personally, I'm going to wait for the premiere, but some of your deep-pocketed people may be interested.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on September 05, 2012, 11:09:58 PM
$100 is a lot of money to see the movie only a few days earlier. There are screenings in San Diego too, apparently, with one being today (Tuesday), but I have no idea how to get into them :(

The running time for the film is listed at 111 minutes on its IMBD page. This has been repeated elsewhere, so I assume its correct. This makes this Clint's shortest film since "Blood Work," which ran 110 minutes. "Gran Torino" ran 116 and "Million Dollar Baby" was 132 minutes.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on September 05, 2012, 11:12:43 PM
This will apparently be closing the Tokyo Film Festival at the end of October. I find it very strange that Clint and Co have decided to bypass the film festival circuit here in the United States, where they can build buzz and hopefully awards talk, but are apparently participating in overseas markets. I wonder why that is. It doesn't make sense to me.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/Clint-eastwood-trouble-with-the-curve-tokyo-film-festival-368331
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on September 06, 2012, 06:49:47 AM
People do buy movie tickets overseas, too, you know. And baseball is very popular in Japan.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 06, 2012, 06:57:53 AM
This will apparently be closing the Tokyo Film Festival at the end of October. I find it very strange that Clint and Co have decided to bypass the film festival circuit here in the United States, where they can build buzz and hopefully awards talk, but are apparently participating in overseas markets. I wonder why that is. It doesn't make sense to me.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/Clint-eastwood-trouble-with-the-curve-tokyo-film-festival-368331

No harm in participating in overseas markets but I, too, am puzzled as to why the film festival circuit here has been overlooked. 
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on September 06, 2012, 07:41:17 AM
The best explanation for this is probably because this isn't likely to garner Awards talk, so there is no reason to release it during the festivals because it probably isn't that type of film. I'm still holding out hope that it is, as I'd love to see Eastwood win Best Actor before he concludes his acting career, but we'll have to wait and see. I didn't know baseball was so popular in Japan. That's a new fact for me!

I'm happy to report that I'm going to be seeing this film later tonight in San Diego. I'll try and update the board about my thoughts after the screening.

I've been doing a lot of searching for advanced tickets online, and finally found a site. Tickets for today's screening were posted yesterday. If you're interested in seeing this film early, check here and see if tickets are listed for your area. The tickets are free: http://www.getscreening.com/free-movies-screening-tickets?id=tt2083383&title=Trouble_with_the_Curve&state=CA&city=San%20Diego

I'm probably going to have to skip my class tonight to get in, but I think I'm going to do it! This is not something I would typically do, but I feel like Clint is worth it! I am looking forward to seeing this!
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on September 06, 2012, 08:28:45 AM
Nice AKA, I'm very jealous indeed!

Keep an eye out for me if you'd be so kind. I think it is a montage shot of the "wonder kid" batting. I'm sitting right behind Clint.

Looks like you'll have to open up your review threads a little early KC.  :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on September 06, 2012, 08:45:49 PM
I'm happy to report that I'm going to be seeing this film later tonight in San Diego. I'll try and update the board about my thoughts after the screening.

I've been doing a lot of searching for advanced tickets online, and finally found a site. Tickets for today's screening were posted yesterday. If you're interested in seeing this film early, check here and see if tickets are listed for your area. The tickets are free: http://www.getscreening.com/free-movies-screening-tickets?id=tt2083383&title=Trouble_with_the_Curve&state=CA&city=San%20Diego

I'm probably going to have to skip my class tonight to get in, but I think I'm going to do it! This is not something I would typically do, but I feel like Clint is worth it! I am looking forward to seeing this!

Assuming you do go, AKA, please post your comments in one (or both) of these new threads I've set up:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9409.0 (Members' Comments, No Spoilers)
http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9408.0 (Members' Comments, Spoilers Allowed)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on September 06, 2012, 08:52:37 PM
This will apparently be closing the Tokyo Film Festival at the end of October. I find it very strange that Clint and Co have decided to bypass the film festival circuit here in the United States, where they can build buzz and hopefully awards talk, but are apparently participating in overseas markets. I wonder why that is. It doesn't make sense to me.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/Clint-eastwood-trouble-with-the-curve-tokyo-film-festival-368331

AKA, I'm sorry but  I would be very pleased with this information.  Participation Tokyo International Film Festival of "Trouble with the Curve" has great significance for Clint.  You will not know how Japanese is huge fans of Clint Eastwood and loves the baseball ( as KC mentioned that )? !!   Whatever Festival, Award or another, I hoped R.Lorenz and Clint will attend to the premier in Japan for "Trouble with the Curve"!!  
Participating in overseas markets ? No!! But it's because that is Japan!!  ;)
Clint and R.Lorenz already attended the world premier for "Letters from Iwo Jima" at Tokyo before the premier in US!! Then I'm sure that "Trouble with the Curve ' would be a great success in Japan!!   Also, I think that Clint's Japanese fans would welcome the opportunity to thank Clint who showed compassion for ' 3.11.2011' the great earthquake and tsunami in eastern Japan,  happened at just before the premier in Japan of " Hereafter " unfortunately!!..... if only Clint will participate in this Festival!.  :)
And more...  "YURUSAREZARUMONO" ( Unforgiven )· · · · Clint may be appear on the scene shooting in Hokkaido! ! And....... :D

 
Nice AKA, I'm very jealous indeed!

Keep an eye out for me if you'd be so kind. I think it is a montage shot of the "wonder kid" batting. I'm sitting right behind Clint.

Looks like you'll have to open up your review threads a little early KC.  :)

And Aka, you are so lucky to go to see before everyone. Enjoy!!  :)

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on September 06, 2012, 09:00:07 PM

 Official site of " Trouble with the Curve "

 http://troublewiththecurve.warnerbros.com/
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on September 06, 2012, 09:19:22 PM
Official site of " Trouble with the Curve "

 http://troublewiththecurve.warnerbros.com/

Already posted on p. 20 of this thread:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9021.msg206964#msg206964
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on September 07, 2012, 01:34:51 PM
A bunch of production stills have been released. You can see all the pictures at the following link:
http://collider.com/trouble-with-the-curve-images-clint-eastwood/193958/
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: rr-electricangel on September 07, 2012, 10:10:12 PM
Thanks for the link!  O0
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Gant on September 08, 2012, 01:31:25 AM
Some good pics there.... Eastwood looks great
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on September 08, 2012, 10:10:27 PM
Already posted on p. 20 of this thread:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9021.msg206964#msg206964

 I'm sorry, I had to post this one....

 http://wwws.warnerbros.co.jp/troublewiththecurve/

 Japanese title is " Jinseino Tokutouseki "..... Special seat of life ?  ???
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on September 08, 2012, 10:17:32 PM
I'm sorry, I had to post this one....

 http://wwws.warnerbros.co.jp/troublewiththecurve/

 Japanese title is " Jinseino Tokutouseki "..... Special seat of life ?  ???

Here's what Google Translate makes of the Japanese-language synopsis:

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SYNOPSIS

 Without regard to the family, his father has been living as a Major League scout. Was lending a hand to scout his last journey someone's eyesight is failing, my eyes began to dim, the only daughter of Mickey has continued to feel the bad blood between the father.

 Special seat of life and find at the end of each of which father-daughter trip that did not grow lost his wife, is trying to raise one Otokode.

 Last look of the actor and seemed visionary since "Gran Torino", to oversee the starring role in this film for the first time in four years Clint Eastwood continues to make a film with him nearly 20 years together, was recognized as the only disciple in life, Eastwood, Robert Lorenz heirs of DNA. Happiness from the bottom of my heart to those who see, heartwarming story of a father and daughter.

 November 23, 2012 Roadshow (Fri)

 Happiness from the bottom of my heart to those who see, heartwarming story of a father and daughter!
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on September 08, 2012, 10:25:14 PM
That title is really odd, though. Higashimori, does it have any possible relation to baseball? Other than maybe a spectator at the "baseball game" of life?

You would think they could have come up with the Japanese equivalent of "Trouble With the Curve" ... I know they have pitchers who throw great curveballs!
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 09, 2012, 08:22:38 AM
Is that sonofab***h Spicoli still ordering pizzas to my set?!  I thought I was done with this s**t when we wrapped Mystic River!  

(http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/clint-eastwood-trouble-with-the-curve-image-600x467.jpg)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Christopher on September 09, 2012, 11:29:12 AM
I'm sorry, I had to post this one....

 http://wwws.warnerbros.co.jp/troublewiththecurve/

 Japanese title is " Jinseino Tokutouseki "..... Special seat of life ?  ???
The Japanese titls translates to Special Seat of Life?  There is some dialogue in the trailer that has something to that effect ("I didn't want you to spend life in the cheap seats"--might not be an exact quote).
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: ceinjapan on September 09, 2012, 12:58:21 PM
The Japanese titles translates to Special Seat of Life?  There is some dialogue in the trailer that has something to that effect ("I didn't want you to spend life in the cheap seats"--might not be an exact quote).

Japanese movie companies like to use words "jinsei(life)" or "Unmei(destiny)" for Movie titles.
There are a lot of movies titled jisei something or unmei something.
I do not think dialogue in trailer effects  on Japanese title.
I read bunch of tweets or blogs that says Japaneses title jinsei no tokutouseki(Special Seat of Life) is worst movie  title in 2012 movies.

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on September 10, 2012, 12:17:32 AM
I've started a new thread for "Reviews and Features in the Media." Any interviews with the director, cast and crew that appear from now on can go in that thread.

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9412.0

Thanks to AKA for posting links to two interviews with Robert Lorenz ... I've moved those posts into the new thread.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on September 10, 2012, 10:32:29 PM
That title is really odd, though. Higashimori, does it have any possible relation to baseball? Other than maybe a spectator at the "baseball game" of life?

You would think they could have come up with the Japanese equivalent of "Trouble With the Curve" ... I know they have pitchers who throw great curveballs!

The Japanese titls translates to Special Seat of Life?  There is some dialogue in the trailer that has something to that effect ("I didn't want you to spend life in the cheap seats"--might not be an exact quote).

Japanese movie companies like to use words "jinsei(life)" or "Unmei(destiny)" for Movie titles.
There are a lot of movies titled jisei something or unmei something.
I do not think dialogue in trailer effects  on Japanese title.
I read bunch of tweets or blogs that says Japaneses title jinsei no tokutouseki(Special Seat of Life) is worst movie  title in 2012 movies.

 " Jinseino Tokutouseki " is worst movie title in 2012 ?!!..... :-X  >:D

 ^^ That is true.....this is a typical Japanese title actually.. very old fashion!!  Because this movie is something about the general life?  The relationship between daughter and father on a baseball scene?   But I can understand that with something in the dialogue as Christoph pointed out ...though I feel a little unbecoming for the title of Eastwood's movie... ???  But I hope that it may be more appreciated that title after watching a movie! And I imagine that with such title, it must be very happy ending... ;)
In addition I found that original title itself is a little different......it can trouble my brain...... ???  It is not straight as Honkytonk Man, Gran Torino, J. Edger or many other titles...... ;)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on September 13, 2012, 04:45:25 PM

 " TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE Los Angeles Premiere Wednesday, September 19, 2012 "

 Business WirePress Release: Warner Bros. Pictures – 7 hours ago

 http://finance.yahoo.com/news/trouble-curve-los-angeles-premiere-161500779.html;_ylt=A2KJ3CbabVJQGBkAQhTQtDMD

 
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WHAT:
        The World Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE'
 
WHEN:
      
Wednesday, September 19th
      Crew Arrivals: 5:00 p.m.
      Arrivals: 6:00 p.m.
      Screening: 7:00 p.m.
 
WHERE:
      
The Village Theatre
      961 Broxton Avenue
      Westwood, CA 90024
 
WHO:
      
From the film: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Matthew Lillard, Robert Patrick, Director Robert Lorenz and many more. Additional guests to be announced.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on September 14, 2012, 04:39:21 PM

 " Get free tickets to "Trouble with the Curve" "

 Renee Lorenz's Blogs

 http://onmilwaukee.com/myOMC/authors/reneelorenz/troubletickets.html

 
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Now that he's done making headlines at the Republican National Convention, Clint Eastwood is back to doing what he does best – making movies.

His latest, "Trouble with the Curve," hits theaters Friday, but if you act fast you won't have to wait that long.

OnMilwaukee.com has limited passes to a special screening of the big-screen baseball flick Monday, Sept. 17 at AMC Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa. Tickets are first come, first served, and up to two can be downloaded per person.

The screening starts at 7 p.m., but get there early – seats are limited, too.

Download passes here.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on September 18, 2012, 05:28:13 AM

 " Clint will coming to Ellen tonight! "
 
 http://www.ellentv.com/episodes/clint-eastwood-carly-rae-jepsen-and-justin-biebers-mom-pattie-mallette/

 
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He had the world talking after his speech at the Republican National Convention, and today, Hollywood legend CLINT EASTWOOD is in our studio! Ellen is ready to catch up with the star on his family's new reality show and his new film, "Trouble with the Curve."

 
 " Clint Eastwood on Ellen: Response to His Chair Speech Was "Interesting"

 http://fr.eonline.com/news/346657/clint-eastwood-on-ellen-response-to-his-chair-speech-was-quot-interesting-quot?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-celebritynews&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_celebritynews
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on September 21, 2012, 05:18:00 AM


A picture I took on the morning of filming. Thought you guys might like to see it


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/227838_469982236368448_147259529_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on September 21, 2012, 06:46:46 AM
I hope you weren't talking to those chairs! ;D ;)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 21, 2012, 07:38:32 AM
I hope you weren't talking to those chairs! ;D ;)

 ;D ;D ;D

Great picture palooka. :)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Christopher on September 22, 2012, 09:46:16 AM
On Box Office Mojo, they've estimated that Trouble with the Curve opened at number 3 with 4.1 million. Spots 1 and 2 belong to  House at the End of the Street at 4.64 million, and End of Watch at 4.6 million. I didn't figure there'd be any clear hits out of any of the movies, and was expecting it to be pretty close between most of the new movies.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/daily/chart/ (http://www.boxofficemojo.com/daily/chart/)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on September 22, 2012, 03:04:46 PM
It doesn't really surprise me that this appears to not be doing well at the box office. Eastwood's RNC performance probably alienated some people, and likely didn't help, but I think there's something larger at work here. Time will tell how this will be received, but I think the film Eastwood and Lorenz made is very different than what moviegoers might be expecting to see. This is not really a sports film, so the sports enthusiasts hoping to see that may be disappointed. It's also not in the vein of "Gran Torino" or "Million Dollar Baby," so the people hoping to see an awards-caliber prestige picture may also be disappointed. What this is is a hybrid. It has some comedy, it has some drama, it has flourishes of a sports film, but it's certainly not one in the classic sense. It's very difficult to categorize it. It's very nuanced, and nuance usually doesn't play well to a mass audience.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: clint got HOSED on September 22, 2012, 04:51:51 PM
It doesn't really surprise me that this appears to not be doing well at the box office. Eastwood's RNC performance probably alienated some people, and likely didn't help, but I think there's something larger at work here. Time will tell how this will be received, but I think the film Eastwood and Lorenz made is very different than what moviegoers might be expecting to see. This is not really a sports film, so the sports enthusiasts hoping to see that may be disappointed. It's also not in the vein of "Gran Torino" or "Million Dollar Baby," so the people hoping to see an awards-caliber prestige picture may also be disappointed. What this is is a hybrid. It has some comedy, it has some drama, it has flourishes of a sports film, but it's certainly not one in the classic sense. It's very difficult to categorize it. It's very nuanced, and nuance usually doesn't play well to a mass audience.
::)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on September 22, 2012, 05:26:52 PM
Here's some more info on the box office performance so far. Based on these early grosses, the author makes the point that if this current trend holds that this will look more like "True Crime" or "Blood Work" rather than "Million Dollar Baby" or "Gran Torino" in terms of box office performance. Like those earlier films, from these numbers, the author thinks this is likely to underperform at the box office :

http://www.altfg.com/blog/movie/clint-eastwood-trouble-with-the-curve-box-office/

At the same time, the author misses a couple of good points. Firstly, Eastwood's audiences tend to be older, and may not rush out immediately to see this new film on its opening weekend, and secondly, Eastwood's films rarely cost very much to make, so it won't take a whole lot of money for this to turn a profit.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on September 23, 2012, 04:38:33 PM
At the same time, the author misses a couple of good points. Firstly, Eastwood's audiences tend to be older, and may not rush out immediately to see this new film on its opening weekend, and secondly, Eastwood's films rarely cost very much to make, so it won't take a whole lot of money for this to turn a profit.

I agree... even with Timberlake in the movie, this is not a movie that teens/college folks will rush out to see.  They will most definitely flock to End of Watch and House at the end of the Street before they go see this movie.  And you are right, the bigger audience for this film will be older and will see the movie more during the week than on the weekend. Wouldn't surprise me to see TWTC have bigger box office results this Mon-Friday than those other two movies.  I really don't think his speech at the RNC has any impact on the box office... it's just due to the type of movie it is.,,not a shoot'em up cop or horror movie...
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on September 23, 2012, 05:18:13 PM
Box Office Mojo has Trouble with the Curve in a "photo finish" with two other pictures in a mediocre weekend:

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Weekend Report: Photo Finish in Slow Race to the Top
by Ray Subers

September 23, 2012

It's one of the tightest races ever for first place at the box office this weekend, though all three movies in contention had fairly mediocre debuts.

According to studio estimates, House at the End of The Street and End of Watch are tied with $13 million, while Trouble with the Curve isn't far behind and could ultimately move up to the top spot. Without any break-out hit, the Top 12 earned an estimated $76.6 million this weekend, which is off a whopping 28 percent from the same frame last year.

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Trouble with the Curve debuted to an estimated $12.7 million from 3,212 locations, which was good for third place (though one ancillary source has it in first place, which could be where it ends up when actuals report on Monday afternoon). That's way behind Moneyball's $19.5 million opening last September, though it does at least rank sixth all-time for baseball movies. Compared to recent Clint Eastwood movies, Trouble's debut was less than half of Gran Torino's nationwide expansion ($29.5 million), but up slightly on recent directorial efforts J. Edgar ($11.2 million) and Hereafter ($12 million). The movie received a "B+" CinemaScore, which suggests neutral word-of-mouth that won't help or hurt in the long run.

One could view Trouble with the Curve's middling performance as an indictment of Clint Eastwood's brand following his bizarre chair-talking performance at the Republican National Convention last month. Instead, it's best to view this as a failure of the baseball movie genre, which has an incredibly low ceiling (the top debut ever belongs to The Benchwarmers with $19.7 million). Baseball fans spend 162 days a year (or more) following their favorite team, and so there needs to be something special for them to devote that extra time and money to a baseball movie. Also, thanks to the addition of an extra Wild Card spot in each league, late September is more competitive than ever in Major League Baseball this year, which may have kept more fans at home.

http://boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=3530&p=.htm

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: iconfan on September 24, 2012, 12:04:46 PM
Heck, baseball has always been a tough sell at the movies

I'm just glad Eastwood agreed to it and from the trailer it looks like everyone in the film had a good time ( the music in the film is especially uplifting which seems to be a good contrast to the dramatic undertone of his character having vision troubles)

Some reviews have said he is just going over old material ( Father and daughter relationships) but so what? It has always been a treat to see each new Eastwood film. He knows what his fans want and he delivers

As for the argument of it being third on the all important opening weekend...its better than dead last.
Third is very good considering baseball is still being played on TV plus the fact there are many other new films out with it being September

Curve will have a good run and then fans will find it on disc just after the Holidays in the middle of winter when there aren't any distractions and they'll find it then and enjoy it

Meantime- thanks Clint! Hurry up and do another film- we'll be waiting
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on September 24, 2012, 01:52:22 PM
It looks like "Trouble With the Curve" placed third at the box office this weekend, with around $12.2 million. This was way below studio expectations of $18 million. An article I read, which I posted earlier, stated that this film will likely only gross $40 million at the box office during its domestic run, and that its international numbers would probably not be very strong because of baseball's limited appeal overseas. If it turns out that this film is a box office failure, then it would be the fourth box office failure domestically in a row for Eastwood. Even though his movies don't cost a lot, a movie has to typically make more than twice its production budget just to break even. If his films continue not to make money, and they also do not garner awards recognition, he might start to have significant difficulty getting financing for his future films. Eastwood needs another hit. I hope the box office numbers pick up.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/end-of-watch-box-office_n_1910495.html
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Gant on September 24, 2012, 02:03:01 PM
Perhaps he'll come over to Europe to continue making films...
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on September 24, 2012, 03:02:44 PM
It looks like "Trouble With the Curve" placed third at the box office this weekend, with around $12.2 million. This was way below studio expectations of $18 million. An article I read, which I posted earlier, stated that this film will likely only gross $40 million at the box office during its domestic run, and that its international numbers would probably not be very strong because of baseball's limited appeal overseas. If it turns out that this film is a box office failure, then it would be the fourth box office failure domestically in a row for Eastwood. Even though his movies don't cost a lot, a movie has to typically make more than twice its production budget just to break even. If his films continue not to make money, and they also do not garner awards recognition, he might start to have significant difficulty getting financing for his future films. Eastwood needs another hit. I hope the box office numbers pick up.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/end-of-watch-box-office_n_1910495.html

Not sure I agree totally with this article re the overseas box office.  Sure, baseball has minimal appeal in Europe but in Asia and South America, baseball is huge.  So... it will be pretty interesting to see how the foreign box office shakes out.  (plus, it's really not a baseball movie the way Moneyball was... the core story being the father/daughter relationship)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Hemlock on September 24, 2012, 04:28:44 PM
Perhaps he'll come over to Europe to continue making films...

...like Woody Allen  ;)

Btw the film opens in Finland 23.11.2012 and it`s called "Takaisin Pelissä" which means"back in the game"  ::)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on September 25, 2012, 03:23:26 PM
TWTC moved up to the number 2 box office film for Monday.  Looks like it will be hard for it to overtake End of Watch though.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on September 25, 2012, 10:36:19 PM

 " Who's No. 1: Clint? Jake? Jennifer? Guess."

 By Richard Corliss

 http://entertainment.time.com/2012/09/23/whos-no-1-clint-jake-jennifer-guess/

 
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Back in the ’60s, when manager Casey Stengel shepherded the newborn New York Mets to four consecutive last-place seasons — in a 10-team league! — he would famously ask, “Can’t anybody here play this game?” That was the question at this weekend’s box office: four movies opened and none hit even a modest $15 million, including the Clint Eastwood baseball drama Trouble With the Curve. But on a weekend that began with three American League teams, the Yankees, Orioles and Athletics, just a game apart from one another with 13 days left in baseball’s regular season (Let’s! Go! A’s!), ( Let's! Go! Yanks!)the box office did produce a close race — of mediocrity.

In preliminary estimates of North American ticket sales issued today, the Eastwood movie was in third place, less than $300,000 behind the two “winners” — the psychological thriller House at the End of the Street, starring Jennifer Lawrence, and the cop procedural End of Watch, with Jake Gyllenhaal — both claiming exactly $13 million. Dredd, the fourth debut film in wide release, flopped into sixth place with $6.3 million. The true first-place finisher will not be determined until Monday’s publication of the actual Friday-to-Sunday figures.

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Rawhide7 on September 26, 2012, 08:47:11 PM
Unfortunately I havent seen this movie yet.  Due to work schedule and due to some of my friends not being able to go at the same time.  But I am going Monday to see it.  And I am thoroughly looking forward to it.  And I will be buying it when it's released on dvd.  Even though I havent seen it yet I firmly believe that it will have a better turnout before it's done at the theatre.  Mostly due to older people waiting later to see it like what was said, and the fact that there's not alot of competition for it either.  While I dont think alot of younger people are going to be highly interested in it.  But I feel like the father daughter relationship and Timberlake and Adama being in it should help some as far as younger people go.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Christopher on September 30, 2012, 03:12:39 PM
Has there ever been any mention of what the budget for Trouble with the Curve was?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: iconfan on October 07, 2012, 05:36:50 AM
http://www.deadline.com/2012/10/friday-box-office-taken-2-taking-off-for-1-with-17-5m-friday-and-46m-weekend-frankenweenie-3-5m-friday13-3m-wkd/#more-348977

It still in the top ten but fading fast with the onslaught of Halloween pix due out as well as all the rest of the usual Fall pictures

Still.... it will be rolled out on DVD and BluRay probably near baseball season and maybe Warners will be kind enough to give it the basic push with stand up cardboard displays in stores etc so that baseball fans can get a second chance at it  ( I do believe there is a second wave of people out there anymore who simply wait for the home version to appear so they can enjoy it in their own home on their 58 inch TV when they find the time-- which is fine since Hollywood counts that cash flow just as much as they do the box office receipts)

As I said earlier- this script had been floating around for ten years- from what I read- I'm glad they put it on film so now it can just be out there if someone wants to see it
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: iconfan on October 07, 2012, 05:41:18 AM
For those of you interested here is a copy paste of the box office numbers
Curve is a solid number 6 in the third week though I would think by the end of the month it'll drop out of the top ten

I'm just glad its on film because its a very nice little family film
http://www.deadline.com/2012/10/friday-box-office-taken-2-taking-off-for-1-with-17-5m-friday-and-46m-weekend-frankenweenie-3-5m-friday13-3m-wkd/#more-348977
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: iconfan on October 07, 2012, 09:00:37 AM
Christopher- I'd be interested to know the budget as well but I have yet to see a reference

I would assume that, since it had no special effects and yet still involved a portion of location shooting ( where you would need- at minimum- a tax deferment and a local catering service and a motel to hold the cast and crew) somewhere in the neighborhood of the usual 30 to 40 million that Warners would always give Clint.

I mean you know he's gonna save them money because even though he didn't direct -one of his own producers directed and yet that guy knows full well that Eastwood is looking to do an efficient yet speedy shoot. The way Eastwood does a film he automatically saves a studio entire days of shooting on the end of the schedule

If anyone else were to direct this ( and if there had been another star instead of Eastwood) the film would have needed the five or six days that Eastwood would have saved. Which is a great deal of cash on a location shoot since each average day of shooting on a film like this one costs at least 500,000.00  

( From what I have read up on over the years, figuring in inflation) I mean the average hot TV series has a budget upwards of three million a week

If it rains one or two days on location or you take too many takes of too many scenes too often you can easily burn through two to three days of shooting on a schedule
And at nearly half a million bucks a day that gets expensive- especially if your traveling from location to location on the road and you have tight schedule

Somehow Eastwood, over all of his years of acting AND directing,  managed to get it all done with such ease that he handled the making of two films a year over a very large portion of his career

I have yet to see any other actor or director come close to matching Eastwood's output. And with things getting more and more expensive as each year passes, I dare say that Eastwood's record will stand unchallenged.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: exit00 on October 08, 2012, 09:47:29 AM
I have no doubt that once all the box office numbers are in, the film will make a real nice profit. (as is the usual case for Clint movies) I'm still really curious on how the foreign box office will be for this one.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on October 15, 2012, 08:54:47 PM

 French trailers and poster.

 (http://www.filmsfix.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Une-nouvelle-chance-affiche.jpeg)
 http://www.filmsfix.com/2012/09/26/une-nouvelle-chance-bande-annonce-du-nouveau-film-avec-clint-eastwood/

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JoAVI4mhN8
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on October 15, 2012, 09:06:26 PM

 Japanese trailer containing special greeting from Mr.Eastwood and Chirashi. 8) 
   
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pCQ_2L9g34&feature=youtu.be

 (http://userdisk.webry.biglobe.ne.jp/023/698/00/N000/000/012/134797609550013205232.JPG)

 (http://userdisk.webry.biglobe.ne.jp/023/698/00/N000/000/012/134797612650513122977.JPG)

 http://movielove.at.webry.info/201209/article_47.html

 http://wwws.warnerbros.co.jp/troublewiththecurve/

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on October 30, 2012, 07:34:48 PM

Clint was not attending the Tokyo Film Festival.  It seems to be busy with his recent policy..... Unfortunately.   :(

 http://eiga.com/news/20121028/11/

 (With a little clumsy translation;)
In interview, Director Robert Lorenz said  " I learned about life " from mentor Eastwood not only to filmmaking " Stay in good health " and " Think in the long run ".......also   I was taught that an actor as a position that is directed what he feel.  I think I have inherited a confidence that will lead to other people as a leader. He was very impressed that with this work, formed a duo with Eastwood as director " It was the best experience ".

 (http://image.eiga.k-img.com/images/buzz/34845/3_large.jpg)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Gant on November 10, 2012, 01:31:27 AM
Does anyone know what the UK release date is...?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: antonis on November 10, 2012, 02:21:43 AM
Does anyone know what the UK release date is...?


30 November according to IMDB

Unfortunately I haven't got an answer for the Greek release date and I'm a little bit worried....
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: davytriumph on November 10, 2012, 03:23:06 AM
30 November according to IMDB

And still no sign of a quad or one sheet  >:(
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on November 12, 2012, 12:54:31 AM
Blu-ray and DVD announced for December 18th.

http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/7974/trouble_curve.html
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 18, 2012, 08:38:13 PM
Just caught the tailend of the trailer for the first time on TV down here. December 6 is only 3 weeks away. 8)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Walt on November 19, 2012, 02:44:24 AM
With a UK release date of 30th Nov and a  BluRay release on 18th Dec it looks like a limited release on this side of the pond.

I can't say I'm surprised if that's the case. Baseball is largely ignored in the UK, being a game almost identical to a kids game called rounders. Having said that I would have thought the Eastwood name alongside the younger stars Adams & Timberlake might have commanded a bigger chunk of cinema screen time.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on November 19, 2012, 12:44:40 PM
I knew today something really terrible about "Trouble with the Curve" that I waited patiently for 21 Novemble, first day in France!! But it's unbelievable and unbearable that "Trouble with the Curve" is going to be screened in theaters only just three of the suburbs of Paris!! :o :o :o  >:D
Why this movie would not be screened in Paris on 21 Novemble!?  ???  To make matters worse, there are no plans for now screened in Paris!!!!!!  :o :o >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:D
I understand that french people do not know about baseball, french people are not interested in it but I can hardly believe that PARIS boycotting "Trouble with the Curve" starring Clint! !  >:( >:(
What's going on on earth! ?   U.S. presidential election has influenced that something?  ???  Oh, Nooooooooooo!!!   >:(     Do you realize that!!?    ???

I am very shocked, I'm disappointed too much, too sad and.....I'm sick ...... I hate here!!   :o >:( :( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on November 19, 2012, 09:41:12 PM
I'm very sorry to hear that! Will you journey to the suburbs to see it?
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: palooka on November 20, 2012, 01:23:24 AM
With a UK release date of 30th Nov and a  BluRay release on 18th Dec it looks like a limited release on this side of the pond.

No UK DVD/Bluray release date yet though. Not that really matters these days.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Walt on November 20, 2012, 05:26:48 AM
No UK DVD/Bluray release date yet though. Not that really matters these days.

Exactly
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on November 21, 2012, 01:36:43 AM
I'm very sorry to hear that! Will you journey to the suburbs to see it?

KC, thank you!   The show places in O.V. in a theater of suburban  is a few and I want to avoid going to suburbs of Paris.

In fact, I was very unhappy and it seems that I saw a nightmare!  Then I asked my late mother who knew Clint in "Rawhide", " Do something for me, please!" ..... and the miracle happened!  8)
I can not give up that I go to see "Trouble with the Curve" yet yesterday morning, I watched the movie plan and I have found that something has changed in the schedule..... that "Trouble with the Curve" will be screened in three MK2 movie theater chain of Paris in O.V.....but only for one week! !  One of that MK2 is a 10 minute walk from where I live!  What luck!  
I am very happy to be able to go to see this movie later today!!  :)

However, I still think that is dishonored to Mr. Clint Eastwood that "Trouble with the Cueve" starring Clint is not shown as usual at Gaumont Normandy Theater at GorgeV, Champs-Élysées (where I met Clint for the first time!) !!
I feel very sad this raw deal for " Trouble with the Curve " and Mr.Clint Eastwood, the movie icon who has many achievements in the world!!

Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Sylvie on November 21, 2012, 02:00:44 AM
I have just found the list of the last Eastwood movie and the places where it will be shown in Paris : among several places in Paris, two movie theatres (Georges V and Ambassade) on the Champs-Elysées, Mr Eastwood won't be "dishonoured"  ;D.

Here in the middle of France, in Clermont Ferrand where I live, the movie will start at 11 am in several theatres, today ... a great meeting, just like everytime :)

http://www.cityvox.fr/film_paris/une-nouvelle-chance_385829/ProgrammationEvenement (http://www.cityvox.fr/film_paris/une-nouvelle-chance_385829/ProgrammationEvenement) (Paris movie Theatre list)
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on November 22, 2012, 12:57:25 AM
 ^ I received a new email from ALLO CINE, so I knew that! Seems to have decided the screening of this movie for most of the UGC cinema group followed by MK2, at the last minute!
But still  there are no plans for screenings at Gaumont Normandy at George V!!  Anyway it was too late for me. I can not easily change my plans for the day or rendezvous decided once........And thanks to that I'm happy to be able to find a movie theater near my home!






Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: higashimori on December 11, 2012, 09:32:54 PM
Japanese weekend box office of December 8 to December 9, 2012;

In the third week, " Jinseino Tokutouseki ''  (" The Trouble with Curve") is No. 10 and No. 2 after " 007 Skyfall " (which dropped to second place at the second week ) in foreign films were projected first time in Japan!   And it's ranked seventh in the tweets Twitter!   Interesting!!  :)

 
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on December 29, 2012, 04:24:01 PM
For those that don't know, this film finished its box office run here in the United States. Box office receipts were around $35.8 million. Given that "J.Edgar" made $37 million domestically, which was a movie very few people I knew had any interest in seeing, that is a fairly disastrous box office performance. A movie with Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams shouldn't make less money than a historical biopic. "Gran Torino," Eastwood's last starring vehicle, made $148 million domestically. This movie's performance is quite a step down from that. It looks like doing this film is going to turn out to be a fairly large mistake for Eastwood. I think the film is decent, and better than the reviews it got, but it wasn't worth coming out of acting retirement to do it. By any measure of success, "Trouble with the Curve" has been a failure. It didn't make any money. It didn't get good reviews. It didn't get any Academy Award nominations, and nobody honestly believes it to be on par with "Gran Torino," which was Eastwood's last starring vehicle. I hope Eastwood has greater success with his next project, and that he gives greater thought to the commercial and critical viability of his next film.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Gant on December 29, 2012, 05:05:11 PM
I havn't seen Curve yet... but given that just about every review I've read about it praises Eastwoods performance along with the other actors, isn't that reason enough to have done it... In years to come wont people look back on this film and enjoy it along with many other performances Clint has givin in films  that have under performed at the box office... He may also have really enjoyed working on it... which would be reason enough to have taken on the project..
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: Sonny on December 29, 2012, 06:32:34 PM
I agree.  Two of my favorite Eastwood movies are Bronco Billy and Honkeytonk Man.  They both under performed at the box office.  But I'm glad he made them.  In the years ahead people make look differently at Trouble with the Curve.  Just because Gran  Torino was a great movie for Eastwood to go out on shouldn't mean that  he can't still act in movies that he enjoys.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: AKA23 on December 29, 2012, 07:41:06 PM
I agree.  Two of my favorite Eastwood movies are Bronco Billy and Honkeytonk Man.  They both under performed at the box office.  But I'm glad he made them.  In the years ahead people make look differently at Trouble with the Curve.  Just because Gran  Torino was a great movie for Eastwood to go out on shouldn't mean that  he can't still act in movies that he enjoys.

Like I said, I think that "Trouble with the Curve" was a decent film, but my saying it was a failure is because it really was not a success on any level. It underperformed at the box office. It got poor reviews, and the quality of the movie was not up to the standard of his recent work as a star. You and Gant appear to be focusing on the poor box office receipts, but that was only one part of my critique of the film. I would agree with you that if the film was very strong in other respects, that it could still be considered a success, but "Trouble With the Curve" wasn't very strong critically or from a story-perspective. It was decent, but broke no new ground, was insanely predictable, and did not make effective use of Eastwood and Adams talent. Eastwood chose to come back for a film that had a weak story and script. That was a mistake, in my view. "Gran Torino" was the best possible role for Eastwood to go out on. Even Eastwood's performance in this was one-note, and not as interesting or complex as other performances which he has given in the past. "Honytonk Man" had a strong story, and broke a lot of new ground for Eastwood as an actor. This film did not. I respect if some may feel differently, but in my opinion, this wasn't the right project for Eastwood to make his acting comeback.   
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 29, 2012, 08:12:38 PM
"Gran Torino" was the best possible role for Eastwood to go out on. 

Does Clint really have to end his acting career with a blockbusting role of a lifetime? I'm not going to quit playing golf if I shoot a sensational round and think, well I'll never match that round again so I'll put the clubs away and never play again. Clint has only acted in three films in the past 8 years. Obviously nothing else has come along that has grabbed his attention or wanted to play.

Clint's had such a long career that when it does end, we'll all be talking about his roles through those years not the very last one.
Title: Re: Trouble With the Curve: Production information and news
Post by: KC on December 29, 2012, 09:51:24 PM
I agree with SK 100%.

If we're going to continue to discuss this film and its place in Eastwood's career, perhaps one of the "Members' Comments" threads would be a more appropriate place.