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    Mon, 13 Apr 2009 11:53:09

    Clint Eastwood Hires Son - Keeps it in the family for Apartheid film

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    Clint Eastwood has hired his son, Scott Eastwood, to star in his currently untitled Nelson Mandela drama. Scott Eastwood is often credited as Scott Reeves in his films. The elder Eastwood is directing the film for Warner Bros. and Spyglass Entertainment.

    The film also stars frequent Eastwood collaborator Morgan Freeman as well as Matt Damon. It will tell the real-life story of how Mandela, as the newly elected president of South Africa, worked with the captain of the nation's rugby team to help unite the country in the post-Apartheid era. The younger Eastwood will play a member of the rugby team, which eyed a World Cup championship in 1995.

    The film's screenplay was adapted from a book titled Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation. Scott also appeared in Flags of Our Fathers, which his father directed.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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