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Clint Eastwood returns to acting in baseball drama ‘Trouble with the Curve’

Clint Eastwood returns to acting in baseball drama ‘Trouble with the Curve’ (photo)

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After taking a three year retirement from acting, Clint Eastwood is headed back in front of the camera. Deadline is reporting that Eastwood is in talks to star in the baseball drama “Trouble with the Curve.” It is the directorial debut of Eastwood’s business partner, Robert Lorenz.

The film follows an aging baseball scout who finds out he is losing his sight, and heads on a road trip to Atlanta with his daughter to check out one last hotshot player. Screenwriter Randy Brown wrote the script, and the movie is being set up by Warner Bros. After the critical success of “Moneyball,” it makes sense that baseball movies would be back in the hot seat.

Eastwood hasn’t acted in a movie since 2008’s “Gran Torino,” which he also directed. At that time, Eastwood said he might never return to acting. He went on to direct “Invictus,” “Hereafter” and the upcoming “J. Edgar,” and had plans to remake “A Star Is Born.” Unfortunately, Beyonce‘s recently announced pregnancy means she’s going to be too busy birthing a new star to film the movie right now, and has put that on hold. Now Eastwood has plenty of downtime, and it seems like he reevaluated the idea of never acting again.

Deadline says that Warner Bros. is going to hold off on casting the daughter in “Trouble with the Curve” until Eastwood is nailed down. It makes sense that Eastwood would trust Lorenz to direct him in his debut film because Lorenz acted as assistant director on many of Eastwood’s films, including “Million Dollar Baby,” “Mystic River” and “Blood Work.”

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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