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Justin Timberlake Joins Clint Eastwood Film

US actor Justin Timberlake poses during a photocall for the movie "Friends With Benefits" by US director Will Gluck at the Adlon Hotel in Berlin on July 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Justin Timberlake is on a roll. The singer turned actor recently scored the important imprimatur of the Coen brothers when he landed a role in their upcoming folk musical Inside Lllewyn Davis, and now Variety reports that he's been tapped to join Clint Eastwood in Trouble With the Curve. Timberlake will play a longtime friend of Eastwood's (if you say so!), a former baseball pitcher who now works for the Yankees as a scout but still pitches woo at Eastwood's daughter, played by Amy Adams. Unconventional pairings! Let's hope this one goes better than the last time Timberlake acted in a baseball movie opposite a much older Oscar winner ...

Photo: PATRIK STOLLARZ/2011 AFP