It’s been a big media blast of a year for Justin Timberlake and Clint Eastwood, from Timberlake getting hitched to Jessica Biel, to Eastwood now-infamously chatting with an empty chair at the Republican National Convention.
But both guys share something in common: this year’s Trouble With the Curve, helmed by first-time feature director (and longtime Eastwood collaborator) Robert Lorenz and starring Eastwood as gruff baseball scout Gus, Amy Adams as his estranged daughter Mickey, and Timberlake as Mickey’s love interest Johnny, a pitcher-turned-scout with an eye towards announcing.
Check out this exclusive video clip, below, from the featurette Trouble With the Curve: For the Love of the Game included in the film’s upcoming Blu-ray combo pack, out Dec. 18, showcasing Timberlake, Eastwood and Lorenz praising a red-haired, feisty, but likable Adams.
“Amy and I, we’ve met a couple of times, and I think she’s incredibly gifted,” says Timberlake in the clip. Adds Eastwood, in his customary deep-voiced grunt, “Rob was the one who first came up with the idea of using her in the picture. It was his selection, and I thought it was a good one. It was a joy to work with her.” For Lorenz, Adams was the perfect bright-smiled fit. “Amy just embodies the characters that she plays so well, and makes me believe that she’s this completely different person in every one of her roles,” says Lorenz, who worked with Eastwood on several of his movies, including Gran Torino, Mystic River and Million Dollar Baby.
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