Saturday, September 22, 2012
Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake join Clint Eastwood and John Goodman in this baseball-centered movie shot (partially) in Athens, Ga.
There's one star in "Trouble with the Curve" that won't get top billing in the movie's promotion: downtown Athens. People from Athens and across north Georgia will easily recognize familiar places, streets and even faces from the Classic City as they watch Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman and other movie stars on screen. "Trouble with the Curve" tells the story of an aging Atlanta Braves baseball scout, Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood), who's losing his eyesight and is almost at the end of his career. His friend and supervisor Pete (John Goodman) suggests that Gus' estranged daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), a driven attorney in Atlanta, accompany Gus as he travels across North Carolina to look at a potential big leaguer. Along the way, …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Lots of folks are on the lookout for Eastwood, Adams, Goodman and Timberlake as the group shoots scenes downtown for "Trouble with the Curve."
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Update: People for a Better Athens has a photo on its Facebook page of Justin Timberlake shopping locally. And the Banner-Herald has a photo gallery featuring Timberlake and Amy Adams. Original: Parts of downtown Athens have been closed off Wednesday and today to accommodate shooting for the film "Trouble with the Curve," featuring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake, among others. Athens Patch blogger Joe Dennis captured some of the scene Wednesday as locals shouldered up against the Hollywood action. Did you get pictures and video from the movie set? Upload and share!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Change your plans if you're coming downtown in the late afternoon or evening.
Several Athens streets will be closed off on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons evenings so a film crew can work there. Police Officer Derek Scott, who works downtown, said the police weren’t given much advance notice that the crew of “Trouble With the Curve,” starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake, would be in town. Six to ten officers have been hired to provide security. According to several movie preview websites, the movie is about an aging baseball scout whose eyesight is failing. He takes his daughter on a final scouting trip to Georgia. Scenes will be shot on Wednesday in the Globe, a popular bar and restaurant on the corner of Clayton and Lumpkin, Scott said. On Thursday evening, crews will be …