Justin Timberlake knows talent when he sees it.
The "In Time" star has scored himself a new role as he's set to join Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams in "Trouble With the Curve," according to Deadline.
"Curve" stars Eastwood as a going-blind baseball scout who goes on a road trip with his daughter (Adams) in search of one last superstar before retiring. Timberlake will play Johnny Flanagan, a former player and rival scout who falls for Adams (how could you not be a talent agent of some sort with a name like "Johnny Flanagan?").
"Trouble With the Curve" marks Eastwood's first on-screen acting gig since 2008's "Gran Torino," which was supposedly his swan song as an actor. The film is written by newcomer Randy Brown, with Eastwood's longtime producer, Robert Lorenz, set to direct.
As for Timberlake, he's becoming a bona fide "serious thespian" after his acclaimed turn in "The Social Network" and solid leading-man performances in otherwise mediocre flicks like "Friends With Benefits" and "In Time." After shooting "Curve," he'll be off to work with Carey Mulligan and Oscar Isaac in the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis."
"Trouble With the Curve" has set a release date of Sept. 28, so production should be commencing very soon.