Lea Michele in Talks for SPRING AWAKENING; Scott Eastwood to Join Clint Eastwood in TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE

     February 9, 2012


We’ve got a couple of casting stories to share with you today. First up, Glee star Lea Michele may finally get her wish of reprising a Broadway role in the feature film adaptation. Michele was previously up for the role of Eponine in Tom Hooper’s movie musical Les Miserables (she starred as Young Cosette on Broadway and as Eponine at the Hollywood Bowl), but stage star Samantha Barks ultimately won the part. Now the actress is apparently in talks for the movie version of Spring Awakening. Michele originated the female lead in the smash hit Broadway musical, and director McG recently told E! Online that he’s in talks with the actress to reprise the role for his feature adaptation.

The This Means War director stressed that they have to see if Michele’s Glee schedule interferes with his shooting schedule, but he’s hopefuly things will work out. Steve sat down with McG recently and the director gave updates on all of his upcoming projects, including Spring Awakening. He said that he’s planning on putting a Baz Luhrmann-esque spin on the movie. No word on how soon filming will begin, but I sincerely hope Jonathan Groff reprises his Broadway lead in the film as well. Hit the jump for casting news regarding Clint Eastwood’s baseball drama Trouble with the Curve.

trouble-with-the-curve-scott-eastwood-imageAdditionally, Clint Eastwood’s son Scott is set to star opposite his father in the baseball drama Trouble with the Curve. The story centers on an aging baseball scout going blind (Eastwood) who sets out with his daughter (Amy Adams) on one last scouting trip. Justin Timberlake is onboard as a former pitcher and current scout (and love interest for Adams), and just yesterday we reported that John Goodman was joining the cast as a friend of Eastwood’s character. Variety reports that Scott Eastwood—who auditioned for the part—will play “a slumping minor league player who the protagonist discovered and still has faith in.” Scott previously appeared in minor roles in Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers, Gran Torino, and Invictus, and will next be seen in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D.

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