“The Social Network” star Justin Timberlake is set to join Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams in Warner Bros.’ “Trouble With the Curve,” which will mark the directorial debut of Eastwood’s longtime producing partner Robert Lorenz.
Randy Brown wrote the script, which finds Eastwood playing an aging baseball scout with vision problems who takes a road trip to Atlanta with his daughter to take a look at a hot prospect.
Timberlake will play Eastwood’s pal Johnny Flanagan, a former pitcher who now works as a baseball scout for the New York Yankees. His character is a potential love interest for Adams, who plays Eastwood’s daughter.
Eastwood and Lorenz will produce through their Malpaso banner, while Michele Weissler will also be involved in a producer capacity, having who brought the project to Malpaso. Sarah Schechter will oversee the project for WB.
“Curve” will mark the first film Eastwood has starred in but did not direct since Wolfgang Petersen’s 1993 thriller “In the Line of Fire.”
Timberlake, who recently starred in “Bad Teacher,” “In Time” and “Friends With Benefits,” will soon begin filming the Coen Bros.’ folk music pic “Inside Llewyn Davis” with love interest Carey Mulligan and star Oscar Isaac.
Timberlake is repped by WME, attorney P.J. Shapiro and managers Jennifer Killoran and Rick Yorn
Justin Timberlake has landed a starring role in Trouble With The Curve, the Robert Lorenz-directed Warner Bros film that will star Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams. Eastwood plays a veteran scout who goes on a scouting trip with his daughter (Adams). The goal is to scout a new phenom.
Timberlake will play a rival scout who is sweet on the elder scout’s daughter. Warner Bros just dated the film for September 28. Timberlake is about to star in Inside Llewyn Davis, which is directed by the Coens. Timberlake is repped by WME and managed by Jennifer Killoran and Rick Yorn.
A golden birthday for our golden man. Happy Birthday Justin. You rejoice us with every moment in your life. We are all proud with every new success that you keep achieving. I hope you have a fantastic day and that this new year is full of amazing experiences for you.
Several fans sent their birthday wishes to Justin. Check out some of them below & the rest in the gallery. Thanks to everyone who sent in their messages. You can continue to send in your wishes and I will add them during the day.
Justin Timberlake – 10 reasons why he is the superstar he is today (Thanks to Gabriela Millán Ormachea)
Make sure to send Justin some bday wishes on his twitter account @jtimberlake , and buy In Time!!! What better way to congratulate Justin than buying & supporting his movie ? Interesting fact: The last day of filming of In Time was also on his birthday.
I also have a little surprise for you guys. I was actually hoping to reveal it today, but I didn’t finish it “In Time” lol (I know, shame on me) but I’m planning to reveal it as soon as this week.
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As you know Justin was named the creative director for Callaway. Here is the first promo commercial he helped craft for the golf company along with director Joseph Khan.
‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ actor Oscar Isaac has been recording music with Timberlake for the ’60s folk flick.
“W.E.” star Oscar Isaac is deep in musical preparations for the next Coen Brothers film, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” in which he’ll play the title character. In a couple weeks, Isaac and his castmates, including Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan and Garrett Hedlund, will be on set, but until then they are in the recording studio putting the finishing touches on the film’s musical elements. “Right now I’m gearing up for the Coen Brothers film, which is all music based,” he told MTV News at the New York premiere of the Madonna-directed “W.E.” “So that’s actually taking up a lot of the musical creative energy. So excited.” Isaac, much like his co-stars, has dabbled in music, having put off recording his own music to focus on the film.
And with some assistance from some big-name musical heavyweights, the music is destined to shine. The actor said the cast is currently in the studio with Timberlake, the Punch Brothers, T-Bone Burnett and Mulligan’s fiancé, Marcus Mumford — what he called an “amazing group of musicians.” “It’s folk from the ’60s — old songs passed down for many generations — but new takes on them,” he said of the songs being used in the film, which follows the life of a New York City folk singer in the 1960s. “Obviously we have the hindsight of now and so we kind of revisit these old songs. They’re hopeful and beautiful and in contrast [to] the life of a folk singer, which is not very beautiful at all.
It’s very drab and dire. It’s a screwball comedy.” As for Timberlake, the pop star best known for his bouncing beats can sing folk too. “He’s perfect, really pure,” Isaac said. How do you think Justin Timberlake will do with folk music? Sound off in the comments. source: MTV
Justin Timberlake has proved he can act as well as sing. Now Callaway Golf Co. is about to discover whether he has a flair for advertising too.
Mr. Timberlake, named in December as Callaway’s creative director, helped craft a new marketing campaign for the golf-equipment maker that tees off this weekend. Timed to coincide with the Farmers Insurance Open, a PGA Tour tournament that begins this week, Callaway is hoping the campaign will get it out of the rough it has been in since the 2008 recession.
The marketing effort features golf pros such as Phil Mickelson and Annika Sorenstam using Callaway products to perform jaw-dropping golf feats on the Las Vegas Strip. One TV ad shows golfer Alvaro Quiros on a floating platform on the strip, hitting a golf ball 310 yards over the Bellagio fountain.
In another, several golfers including Ms. Sorenstam hit balls from rooftop to rooftop along the strip. Helicopters fill in for golf carts.
“We wanted to make a statement that was more rock ‘n’ roll,” said Mr. Timberlake, who has been a paid endorser for Callaway for several years but isn’t in any of the new ads. Mr. Timberlake worked with Factory Design Labs, a Denver ad agency that began creating the new pitch in April 2011.
A surge of young players has lately been getting attention on the PGA Tour, such as last year’s U.S. Open winner, Rory McIlroy, who was 22 years old at the time. Callaway—whose average customer is about 55 years old—is hoping the ads will help it take advantage of that “youth movement” and attract younger consumers.
“Being hip and contemporary has to be part of the marketing plan” in order to attract new and younger golfers to the brand, says Jeff Colton, Callaway’s senior vice president of global brand and product.
Callaway, based in Carlsbad, Calif., reported losses in both 2009 and 2010 as well as for the first nine months of last year. It reports fourth-quarter results on Wednesday, with losses expected to continue. It is losing market share to competitors such as Adidas AG’s TaylorMade, according to Wall Street analysts.
After suffering during the recent recession, golf-equipment sales have begun to come back in the past year. Sales of clubs and other hard equipment—balls, clubs, bags, gloves and footwear increased 1.2% to $2.4 billion over the past 12 months at golf-course and specialty stores, according to Golf Datatech LLC, a market-research firm. But Callaway has yet to benefit. Its net sales fell slightly in the first nine months of 2011.
Tony Thornley, who was named Callaway’s interm chief executive last June—after the previous CEO stepped down—has blamed past marketing efforts for some of the company’s woes.
Dan Wewer, an analyst with Raymond James, in a note to investors, said: “Callaway strayed too far from its golfing roots with a marketing message that focused on styling and too little on the benefits of its equipment for the golfers.” Mr. Wewer was referring to a marketing campaign that talked about a strategic alliance with Lamborghini, which involved the two working together to develop composite materials that were used in both the cars and a golf club.
Nor has the company kept up with rivals in terms of advertising. Callaway spent $30 million on U.S. ads during the first nine months of 2011, according to WPP PLC’s Kantar Media. During the same period, Titleist and TaylorMade shelled out $41.1 million and $38.4 million, respectively. Titleist is owned by a consortium led by Fila Korea.
Callaway has promised investors that it would spend $25 million more on advertising and marketing this year.
Even as Callaway tries to attract younger golfers, it must be careful not to alienate its core older customers. Mr. Colton says he doesn’t think that will be a problem. “Even aging golfers want to act younger,” he adds.
Mr. Timberlake hopes the new marketing will give the sport a “nice injection of kickassery.”
source: Wall street journal