Clint Eastwood has signed on to direct and star in Gran Torino for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures.

According to Variety, Gran Torino marks the first time Eastwood has appeared on screen since Million Dollar Baby released in late 2004.

Details of Gran Torino are being kept behind tight lips. Existence of the film, and Eastwood's role, were only revealed on Tuesday when Warner quietly announced a December release.

No word on when production begins or if it has already begun. But, Eastwood is known for quick production turnarounds.