The acclaimed filmmaker Clint Eastwood is going to step back in front of the camera with Warner Bros. Pictures' new project entitled "Gran Torino". According to Variety, beside starring in the film, the "Letters from Iwo Jima" helmer will also tackle the role of the film's director.
Eastwood's involvement in the movie was revealed on Tuesday, March 18 when the studio gave the film its release date schedule. Him starring in "Torino" marked his first time return on screen after his last appearance in "Million Dollar Baby" with Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman. Though he might have to polish his acting skills for this role, there will be no doubt on his directing skills as the 77-year-old has won two Academy Award statuettes for his direction in "Unforgiven" and "Baby". Additionally, he has just done helming "The Changeling".
On the film "Torino" itself, it was reported that Warner Bros. has kept much of the detailed information under a tight wrap. Though it was revealed that the film will come out on December 1, 2008, when the film begins to take its principal photography has yet to be announced. The film will be produced by Rob Lorenz, Billy Gerber and Eastwood's partner at Malpaso Prods.