Clint Eastwood to Direct and Star in Gran Torino

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Not satisfied with having one movie due this year as a director, Clint Eastwood will follow-up November’s Changeling starring Angelina Jolie with a mystery project entitled Gran Torino that is being fast tracked by Warner Bros. for a release in December. I like how the Hollywood legend habitually and quietly moves in for the Oscar kill before I can even argue with the sun. Eastwood is also set to star in the film, which will mark his first performance since 2004′s Best Picture/Best Director winner Million Dollar Baby.

Based on the title alone, there is already speculation that the classic Ford Turino automobile will figure into the plot. I can only hope that this is Dirty Harry’s Death Proof. Eastwood is also attached to direct Morgan Freeman in the Nelson Mandela biopic The Human Factor, with Matt Damon also attached (and Oscar).

Discuss: What is Eastwood’s best film as a director after Unforgiven? Not a popular choice at all, but I’ve always been partial to 1993′s A Perfect World. 

via Variety

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