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 Clint on the red carpet were Director Robert Lorenz, Amy Adams, 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.
Eastwood plays Gus Lobel, a man nearing the end of a long career who is too proud, or too stubborn, to reveal the secret that his eyes are no longer as sharp as his instincts. And while those closest to him aren’t exactly sure what’s wrong, they know that something is—something that, for his daughter, Mickey, is worth dropping everything for. Even if she’s going to have to fight him every step of the way.
Clint Eastwood (Gus/Producer) has been in the news over the last few weeks due to a speech he gave at the National Republican Convention in which he had a unscripted talk with an empty chair. Unfortunately, this gaff may overshadow his film work this year.
Eastwood has been honored for his work as a director, producer and actor, including four Oscars for his work as a director and producer on “Million Dollar Baby” and “Unforgiven.”
Eastwood first came to fame as an actor, first on television and then in such legendary movie Westerns as “A Fistful of Dollars,” “For a Few Dollars More,” “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” “Hang ‘Em High,” and “Two Mules for Sister Sara.” His film acting work also includes “Kelly’s Heroes”; “Escape from Alcatraz”; the successful “Dirty Harry”; the comedies “Every Which Way But Loose” and “Any Which Way You Can”; and the thriller “In the Line of Fire.”
“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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View slideshow: “Trouble with the Curve” premiere with Amy Adams
View slideshow: “Trouble with the Curve” premiere with Justin Timberlake
More information for “Trouble with the Curve” can be found at the following:
“Trouble with the Curve” website: http://troublewiththecurve.warnerbros.com/
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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