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Tuesday 31 March 2015

Eastwood to take on a curveball?

Clint Eastwood looks set for another acting role
Clint Eastwood looks set for another acting role

Clint Eastwood could be making his acting comeback in baseball drama Trouble With The Curve.

The Oscar-winning director, who has been focusing on working behind the camera on recent films, was last seen in 2008's Gran Torino, but the Playlist reports that he would make a starring appearance in the upcoming film.

The 81-year-old, best known for his roles as Inspector 'Dirty Harry' Callahan and The Man With No Name, would play an ageing baseball scout, who is slowly going blind, and decides to go on a final trip to Atlanta with his daughter in Robert Lorenz's directorial debut.

The role of the daughter is yet to be decided.

Clint - who won Oscars for Million Dollar Baby and Unforgiven - has previously hinted that his priority would lie with directing after starring in Gran Torino.

"That will probably do it for me as far as acting is concerned," he said.

"You always want to quit while you are ahead. You don't want to be like a fighter who stays too long in the ring until you're not performing at your best."

After directing Invictus and Hereafter, he has been busy working on J Edgar with Leonardo DiCaprio. He had been tipped to start work on A Star Is Born, but production is thought to have been pushed back because of lead actress Beyonce's pregnancy.

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