10/12/2011 06:48 am ET | Updated Dec 12, 2011

Sandra Bullock: 'Trouble With The Curve' With Clint Eastwood Negotiations?

The transformation was incredible, Sandra Bullock going from one of America's romantic comedy sweethearts to southern sass queen, and as she tough loved her way to an Oscar win for her role in "The Blind Side," it'd have been no surprise if she uttered those famous Dirty Harry lines at someone getting in her way: "Go ahead punk, make my day."

It didn't happen, of course, but if a new report is true, her next opportunity to utter that bold dare could be downright, deliciously meta.

According to Twitch Film, Bullock is in talks to star alongside Clint Eastwood -- Dirty Harry himself -- in the upcoming family baseball drama, "Trouble With The Curve." The film is set to feature the legendary actor as a baseball scout, saddled with onsetting blindness, near the end of his working days, who brings his daughter along on one final player evaluation trip.

For Eastwood, the opportunity to act in the film comes thanks to Beyonce's pregnancy; he had been slated to direct the actress in "A Star Is Born," but had to delay that project. He had declared himself retired from acting, having last starred in "Grand Torino" in 2008. Eastwood directed that film, but would not be behind the camera on this one. His next directorial effort comes out next month, in the Leonardo DiCaprio-starring biopic of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.

As for Bullock, she'll next feature in the Oscar-bait book adaptation, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close."