Paul McGuire

'Trouble With the Curve' lawsuit faces key test

'Trouble With the Curve' lawsuit faces key test

Clint Eastwood's "Trouble With the Curve" wasn't a box-office hit, but that hasn't stopped a bitter and costly lawsuit over its authorship.

On Monday, a federal judge in Los Angeles will try to determine whether the baseball movie stole more than a base.

Former actor Randy Brown tried for years to become a screenwriter. Finally, after almost two decades of thankless effort, he sold a baseball story to Clint Eastwood's production company. 

The result was the Warner Bros. feature film "Trouble With the Curve," directed by Eastwood's longtime producing partner, Robert Lorenz, and starring Dirty Harry himself. 

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