Date: 1st April 2004

Clint back on camera for boxing romance

Clint Eastwood's next movie will be a tragic romance set in the world of boxing.

Eastwood will direct, produce and star in Million Dollar Baby, based on a pair of short stories by FX Toole.

Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman are both in talks to co-star, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The movie concerns the platonic love that develops between a young female boxer and her older trainer.

The film will see Eastwood back on the big screen for the first time since his 2002 thriller Blood Work.

Mystic River, which he directed but did not appear in, earned Tim Robbins and Sean Penn acting Oscars. Eastwood was nominated for best director but lost out to Peter Jackson for Return Of The King

Source: Press Release