Justin Timberlake has been signed to play a pal of Clint Eastwood's in the baseball movie "Trouble With the Curve".

Eastwood will star as an aging baseball scout who's slowly losing his vision, while Timberlake is set to play ex-pitcher Johnny Flanagan, a talent spotter for the New York Yankees.

This will be the first film starring Eastwood that he does not direct since 1993's "In the Line of Fire".