Wednesday September 19, “Trouble with the Curve” had its premiere at Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, Calif. The film was written by Randy Brown and directed by Academy Award winner Robert Lorenz (“Letters from Iwo Jima” and “Mystic River”) and the film stars Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake.
Joining Amy on the red carpet were Director Robert Lorenz, Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake, Melissa Lorenz, Chelcie Ross, Ian Ross, Warner Bros. Executive Barry Meyer, Composer Marco Beltrami, Joe Massingill, John Goodman, Matthew Lillard, Heather Helm, Morena Baccarin, Producer Michele Weisler and Producer Tim Moore.
Amy Adams, who plays the role of Mickey, says that there’s universality to Mickey’s feelings about her dad. “Daughters always want the approval of their fathers. So, naturally, Mickey wants Gus’s attention; she wants him to be proud of her, but he, like many dads, has a hard time conveying that. Over time, she’s built up a wall and things between them have become contentious, to say the least.”
Amy Adams (Mickey) is a three-time Academy Award nominee, whose impressive body of work ranges from major studio hits to acclaimed independent features.
Following “Trouble with the Curve,” she stars this fall in Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1950s-set drama “The Master.” Adams also stars as Lois Lane in Zack Snyder’s much-anticipated action adventure “Man of Steel,” which brings Superman back to the big screen in June 2013. Among her other upcoming films, she stars in an as-yet-untitled near-future film for director Spike Jonze; the comedy-drama “Lullaby”; and a political drama to be directed by David O. Russell. In addition, she is set to produce and star in “Object of Beauty,” based on the book by Steve Martin.
Adams earned her first Oscar nomination for her performance in the 2005 indie film “Junebug.” In addition, she garnered a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nomination and won an Independent Spirit Award, as well as a number of critics group awards for her work in that film.
She received her second Academy Award nomination for her role in John Patrick Shanley’s 2008 thought-provoking drama “Doubt,” in which she starred with Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Adams’ performance in the film as the conflicted Sister James also brought her Golden Globe, BAFTA Award and SAG Award nominations.
Last year, Adams was honored with her most recent Oscar nod for her work in David O. Russell’s true-life drama “The Fighter,” in which she starred with Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale. For her portrayal of the tougher-than-she-looks bartender, Charlene, she was also recognized with Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nominations.
“Trouble with the Curve” will hit theaters on Friday, September 21 and will battle for box office dollars this weekend with the science fiction action film “Dredd 3D,” the crime drama “End of Watch,” and the horror flick “House at the End of the Street.”
“Trouble with the Curve” is rated PG-13 for language, sexual references, some thematic material and smoking and has a run-time of 1 hour and 51 minutes.
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Whatever your movie choice this week, please remember your movie theater etiquette: silence your cell phones & no texting, please don’t talk during the film and remove your children if they become a distraction to other audience members. Don’t forget that laughing, crying and cheering are always approved behavior and even encouraged.
-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work on SilentHollywood.com