When it comes to the legends of Hollywood, Clint Eastwood is no doubt one of the most iconic powerhouses that, even at age 80, still manages to leave a divine and ever-growing legacy on Hollywood. He became a man with no name with a perfect balance of toughness and charisma that will go down in history as one of the greatest performances ever in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, to an aging veteran changing his once prejudice ways in Gran Torino, plus countless of other fantastic roles. He even proved that he can work just as well on the other side of the camera as director, with films including Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, and Flags of Our Fathers among others. This will likely continue with his upcoming biopic J. Edgar and a planned remake of A Star Is Born.
Well according to Deadline his seemingly long hiatus from acting is coming to a halt, with Eastwood eying the possible role of an aging baseball scout who is losing his eyesight and sets out on one last scouting trip with is daughter to Atlanta in Warner Brothers’ Trouble With The Curve.
Robert Lorenz, Eastwood’s Malpaso Productions partner, will be directing with a script written by Randy Brown. The film looks like it would bring Eastwood, if he goes through with it, to another realistically emotional setting a la Gran Torino, which seems to be a surprisingly smooth transition from his normal tough guy roles back in the day, most notably in Dirty Harry.
Even at his age, his career still manages to be in critical overdrive with such vitality that truly makes movies what they really should be. In an industry over-saturated by sequels and remakes, people like Eastwood give us a ray of hope, whether in the director’s chair or as an actor and it’s great to see that type of caliber still going strong. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that his acting legacy will continue with Trouble With The Curve, but until then, we’ll have to wait until further news is announced.