Next up, he's going to cement his indie cred by starring with Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan in "Inside Llewyn Davis," the latest from the Coen Brothers, but first, he's going to be squeezing in some work with another cinematic icon, as Variety reports Timberlake is in talks to join Clint Eastwood in the great star's return to the screen in "Trouble With The Curve."
The film, penned by newcomer Randy Brown, and directed by Eastwood's long-time producer Robert Lorenz, stars the veteran actor as a baseball scout, losing his eyesight, who heads to Georgia with his daughter (to be played by Amy Adams) in the hope of signing one last hotshot. That's right, it's "Moneyball" meets "Scent Of A Woman"! Or something.
Assuming talks come off, Timberlake will play Johnny Flanagan, a former player who's now a New York Yankees scout, and develops into a love interest for Adams' character, while Matthew Lillard and newcomer Joe Massingill are also in the cast. It's unclear whether the actor will shoot this before "Inside Llewyn Davis," but seeing that Warner Bros set the Eastwood project for a September 28th release date yesterday, we imagine that'll be the case.