Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter will have to make way for a new star in the Bronx next season.
The New York Yankees have inked Justin Timberlake -- at least that's how it will look on the big screen. "The Social Network" star will join the cast of the baseball film "Trouble With the Curve."
Timberlake will join a cast that includes Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams in the Warner Bros. motion picture, according to Variety.
Known for his love of the NBA, Timberlake, who grew up in Memphis, Tenn., is a huge sports fan. In 2008, he hosted ESPN's made-for-TV awards show, known as the ESPYs, from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
In the baseball drama, Eastwood portrays an aging baseball scout with poor eyesight who heads on the road with his daughter (Adams) to check out one last top prospect in Atlanta. Variety reports Timberlake will play the role of Eastwood's buddy, a former pitcher who now scouts for the Yankees. It's rumored that his character will have a romance with Adams' character.
It has the makings of a crossover between a baseball movie and a chick flick.
Sandra Bullock was originally mentioned as a possibility for the role of Eastwood's daughter, but a scheduling conflict forced her to withdraw from the project.
"Trouble With the Curve" will become the first film in 19 years that Eastwood, 81, has starred in but not directed. He's taken the role to help his longtime producing partner Robert Lorentz make his directorial debut.
Timberlake and Eastwood's baseball flick will begin production in Atlanta this March, but won't be in theaters until late September, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
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