Phillip Phillip’s Home Featured in New Clint Eastwood Movie Trailer! (VIDEO)

It’s viral people it’s crazy! Phillip Phililp’s “Home” is not only the Women’s Gymanastic’s Olympic theme song, but it’s featured in the trailer for the new Clint Eastwood movie Trouble With The Curve.  Yep.  The trailer. Coming to a TV NEAR YOU when movie promo begins in a few weeks. The film opens on September 28th.

Along with Clint Eastwood, the movie stars Amy AdamsJustin TimberlakeJohn Goodman and Robert Patrick.

Here’s a description of the plot:

Robert Lorenz’s Trouble with the Curve, from a script by Randy Brown, focuses on Clint Eastwood as Gus, an aging Atlanta Braves scout with vision problems whose daughter, Mickey (Adams), reluctantly agrees to be his eyes on a crucial recruiting trip. “They’re having trouble communicating. They always have, and now they’ve come to a point in the relationship where it’s either going to change or it’s not. He needs a little help, and she decides it’s worth the effort.” If you’ve seen Moneyball, he’s the kind of old school scout who picks based on instinct and observation. One friend is Johnny (Timberlake), a scout from a rival team who has a lot of loyalty to Gus.

“Home” is the little train that could!  Once again–kudos to the team responsible for “Home” promo! Ya’ll deserve a raise.

  • Stavros

    Geez talk about a lucky break! PP is getting soooo much promo! He could be a household name like Carrie and Kelly if he lets it (not sure fame is what he’s after though, just making good music).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PSHFTD4YV3QOE3INABJUXZSWMU hillstreetblooz

     You know, I never would have thought it possible, but this little song got some legs. I’m not discounting anything – just hope the team behind the promo stay on point. I’d almost forgotten what it felt like seeing a non Carrie or Kelly song getting this kind of exposure.

  • justmefornow

    Congrats P2! 
    With all the over produced auto tuned crap passing as pop music these days, “Home” is like a breathe of fresh air. Have we learned nothing from Adele?

    I think you have a hit on your hands. 

  • http://twitter.com/BamadansPad Danny Latham

    WOW!!! Two of my favorite things: P2 and the Braves!!! Way to go, Phillip!!!

  • rayni

    Fan-freakin-tastic for an incredible song!!

  • Anonymous

    This is great news for Phillip.  I wonder if Home will do for Phillip what Breakaway did for Kelly.

  • Guest

    Well, this is just epic! Well done Phillip promo team! If this is how Interscope operates, I like it :)

  • clearone

    Holy smokes!  This is awesome!

  • Anonymous

    That’s not really a label thing, unless they are also in charge of producing the soundtrack of the film, even then, since the song is being used in the trailer, this is pretty much something that would have been negotiated between the film studio, publishers of the song, and the writers.

  • getaway1

    Home is being played again on the Olympics tonight:)

    Atlanta Braves – that’s Phillips childhood dream team:)

    I bow to the smart people managing his career:)

  • rodolfochengcanepa

    I dislike Justin, but i´m really happy 4 Phillip. I heard about a potencial movie track on his interview with ryan secreast, but i didn´t expect it in this movie. Good 4 him and good 4 his team management.

  • Anonymous

    Hope his fans won’t be too disappointed if his original music is nothing like “Home”.  If he gets his way (and that’s a big if) his original stuff won’t be like this.

  • Guest

    For this to happen, whomever was involved, its just fantastic… I wonder if Phillip has reacted on Twitter…

  • Guest

    @salleyanne As long as it isn’t gospel or country, I’ll be fine with whatever type of music he puts out ;)

  • BonnieDee

    This song is amazing.  It just fits so well and feels so inspiring.

  • Anonymous

    I would imagine that the Clint movie is from a fox company. Fox is pulling,out all the stops on this. They know that they need another star out of idol to stay relevant. They got him a good song and are pumping the crap out of it…

  • Idolnot

    He could be the one and only WGWG who actually makes it?

  • Anonymous

    Clint Eastwood is THE MAN. Wow, what an honor to have one of Phillip’s songs attached to a Clint film. Congrats to Phillip!

  • Trina

    They got him a good song and are pumping the crap out of it…

    I dont blame them at ALL for pumping the crap out of this song. The song is amazing and people are obviously connecting to it. If you have a good thing going, go with it.

    That said – holy hell P2 sure is making up for all that promo he lost when he was sick and dealing with his surgery. “Home” just may end up being the biggest selling coronation song when all is said and done and the more exposure he gets with it, well it could only help when his album drops. Certainly wont hurt.

  • Listening

    There are two parts of making it which revolve around sales actually three if you include acclaim which consist of awards and such. 1) sales of first album and 2) sales of following albums. Now in regards to David Cook he made it for his first album he sold more than a million as did Scotty. Though i’m not sure he falls under the category of WGWG or simply country singer I think most of the Idol bubble considers him WGWG. David Cook didn’t fufill the second part of making it and we haven’t yet seen Scotty’s follow up album. I think Scotty should do fine though as long as he doesn’t wait too long as David did.

    We don’t know how Phillip will do yet, though it’s pretty encouraging seeing how well his Idol bundles sold and that he got his song played on the Olympics and on a movie.

  • DavieP

    Dont get what this has to do with womens gymnastics

  • rodolfochengcanepa

    At the begining i thought it was sad that p2 had not enough exposure after the show because of his surgery. But, in retrospect, people are making relation between p2 and the song and not p2 the wgwg who won american idol. Now he can have the recognition 4 his work and not 4 a show that “creates” singers. While more far from idol he remains, it would be better 4 his carreer, after all, he wont lose the idol fans.

  • Anonymous

    Nice movie trailer there, I’ll check out the movie!

  • http://twitter.com/doesmonaknow DoesMonaKnow

    I’ve never heard of this movie but it has Clint Eastwood in it plus baseball so it will probably do something.

    They are really trying to make Phillip happen aren’t they? It’s good, it’s good, you want TPTB in your corner battling for you rather than being apathetic, and I like to think this aggressive placement kind of makes up for radio being slow to take to the song.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Clint Eastwood was on one of the entertainbment shows and they play “Home” while showing a bit of the movie.  Whomever is in charge of marketing Phillip’s career – they’re off to a great start.

  • Anonymous

    He won’t be the “one and only WGWG”. Cook “made it”.  Platinum records are nothing to sneeze at.  Just a lull in a career doesn’t mean it’s over.

    Time will tell with P2. If his first album does well maybe his second will also, but that is a bit if.

  • Anonymous

    Great news for Phillip and great strategy of having the promo snowball. When the sales numbers come out tomorrow that will be another round of articles and exposure.

  • TheOther

    This is the kind of role that could mean Oscar contender for Clint Eastwood.  He is in his 80’s and has yet to win the Academy Award for Best Actor.  What’s really cool is that Clint Eastwood (who is also a musician) is known to personally have a hand in choosing the music for his movies. 

    It’s no longer a matter “If” Home will go Platinum. It’s now become a matter of “When”?

  • Anonymous

    “It’s no longer a matter “If” Home will go Platinum. It’s now become a matter of “When”?”

    I never said if Home goes platinum.  I said his first and second album.

  • Anonymous

    That song is great in that trailer.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    I would imagine that the Clint movie is from a fox company. Fox is pulling,out all the stops on this. 

    Eh, that’s easy to check. The movie is from Warner Brothers, which is owned by Time-Warner, not by Fox’s parent News Corp. So nope, no Fox connection at all. No Interscope or 19 connection either, as both UMG and 19 have different parent companies from Time-Warner.

    Looks to me like the movie’s producers chose Home for the trailer because it’s a good fit, both thematically and for the pacing over the visuals.

  • Anonymous

    This song is everywhere. I don’t know if Interscope or whoever owns the publishing rights is the one getting these placements, but whoever it is is doing a great job.

    Honestly, I’m a little sick of hearing the song after they’ve used it 8,006,732 times on the Olympics telecast, but this is great for Phillip.

    Whether it translates into success for his own original music, who knows? But it’s still very cool.

  • Anonymous

    Both Cook and Kris “made it” , at least temporarily — Cook has platinum album and platinum single, Kris has a platinum single. So how would Philip be the “one and only”?

  • Anonymous

    I’m really impressed with the promotion of this song!

  • Anonymous

    Given the massive sales boosts that the song has seen after the song has been used, I think that a lot of other people get the connection.  The messages about teamwork, and not letting your demons and fears keep you from achieving your goals are pretty clear.

  • Anonymous

    There was never the same amount of buzz over David Cook as there is over P2, and he’s just begun, since he was out of commission for a month.  Plus, he’s going to be on several shows in the near future promoting himself.  He’s currently in NYC, and most likely getting more promo.

  • Anonymous

    Reminder:

    Let’s keep the convo in this thread focused on Phillip, not bogged down with comments  defending your special snowflake. Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    LOL Phillip would need a few more hit singles like “Home” to be considered the “one and only WGWG to make it”. If you get what I mean.

    Kris and Cook both had hit songs. Though they are one hit wonders. Just have to wait and see how Phillip does.

  • Anonymous

    The whole thing is just so awesome. Clint and Justin are awesome. The song is awesome.  The way the song fits the trailer is awesome. Phillip is awesome.  And whoever is responsible is also…..awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    Congrats to Phillip and the writers of ‘Home’. That is awesome. That movie should do well at the box office. I would definitely see it. I’ve been in love with Clint Eastwood since his Dirty Harry days.

  • Anonymous

    Yay for Phillip! I am loving it!

  • Anonymous

    Damn! That’s a great trailer and a great use of “Home”! I’m shaking my head at the life of this song. I mean, I thought it would do well as one of the better coronation songs, but it has taken on a whole new life with the Olympics, and now this movie. I’m impressed. Good job Interscope; good job P2!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wui-Zhuan-Lim/777616348 Wui Zhuan Lim

    It’s NO.1 in ITUNES again!!
    HOME!!!
    http://kworb.net/pop/

  • Anonymous

    Congrats to Phillip – things just keep getting better and better for him!

  • Anonymous

    I bet Phillip is ho-hum about all this, while Greg Holden and Drew Pearson are having orgasms.

  • OffLeash

    Awesome news. Wow. Makes you wonder what’s next….

    Meanwhile, Kworb’s brand new update shows Home back at #1, but it still shows #2 on itunes, so I’m not sure what’s going on yet, except the percentage does show an increase in the last hour.

    ETA: It shows #1 on itunes now. My feed wouldn’t update earlier for some reason.

  • Anonymous

    ^^OffLeash…Home is actually showing at #1 overall on itunes now.  I was happy to see that!

  • getaway1

    And maybe Phillip will get invited to the premiere and meet Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake, Amy Adams.  The movie opens Sep 21, the day after Phillip’s 22nd b-day. They usually have the premiere before the opening. The last Idol tour in the States is Sep 11. And they won’t be in the Philippines until Sep 21.

    ETA: Just saw that Home is back to #1!!!. I’m sure they’re going to do some promos after the Olympics with Phillip and the Fab 5.

  • Anonymous

    That’s pretty awesome. Good thing I like the song because I sure keep hearing it :) 

  • OffLeash

    Sounds very good to me! My God it’s so exciting what’s happening to P2 and his single. It’s so nice to get some really good news on the Idol front. They mean business this year. Wow!

  • Anonymous

    More bragging rights for American Idol.  Take that X-Factor and The Voice! 

  • Anonymous

    well, Greg and Drew get more $$$ from all this than Phillip does, so they should be more excited :)

  • Anonymous

    It might depend on whether the song is used in the actual movie or just in the trailer. If it is part of the movie soundtrack, I would think there would be more of a chance of him getting invited to the premiere.

  • Anonymous

    I do wonder what all this success in terms of Phillip getting a “real” single released before his album drops. If “Home” is still chugging along in September and October, will Interscope just keep riding it, or will they release something actually written by P2 that would be closer to how he sees himself as a musician?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sim-Ai-Khaw/100002537599337 Sim Ai Khaw

    “Home” a good song should give credit to writer to come out with such good inspiring song kudo to Greg Holden and Drew Pearson . Greg Holden album are all good song inspire song from his life and all compose by Greg Holden himself buy at Amazon 

  • Anonymous

    If Phillip is still in the US and doesn’t have other commitments that he can’t break, I think that his management would make sure that he’s invited to the premiere even if the song isn’t used in the movie.  Red carpet promo opportunities are something that 19 relies on too much, so the only way that Phillip will get out of doing it is if he puts his foot down and refuses.

  • rodolfochengcanepa

    they would keep both. He was playing some live songs in radio stations, i think if his album will be release 4 november or earlier december, they need to put the new song at least a month before and use  Home as a catapult.

  • sdmama

    I did not see this coming at all. This is fantastic. Clint, Amy, Justin, oh my! Love it! Oh, boy, I am so excited.

    I am not sure how much of this is the result of anybody “pushing” it, because there is a limit how much you can sell anything if nobody wants to buy it. I really think that this is such a good song that there is a demand for it.
    This is a feel-good song without being sappy and is just about perfect for both Olympic and the movie. 

    Good job, Jimmy! You are one heck of a match maker.  None of this happened if he didn’t make Phillip sing that thing for American Idol. And if Phillip wasn’t in top two, probably Home was not picked for coronation song. (Colton? Josh? Not likely.)

  • Anonymous

    ‘I am happy to see an Idol song I like do well. Now it’s fun to follow a single for a change.

  • Karen C

    They might release another single before Phillips album comes out, they did release Light On for David Cook in September before his album was released in November, and it went platinum also. Though that was the first video, they didn’t have one for TOML, so I don’t know if that means they are considering Home a single from the album because they just did a video.

  • Anonymous

    The song was in the 80’s in iTunes and starting to fade a little bit before it started getting used on the Olympics telecast. So I think it is pretty clear that the song would not be doing nearly as well right now if it hadn’t gotten that placement.

  • Anonymous

    This is so cool for Phillip. Clint Eastwood is a known music lover and jazz fan (and musician, I think – what movie did he do the score for again?).

    Fantastic news too for the Idol franchise.

  • Anonymous

    Wow.  So excited for P2!

  • Anonymous

    Clint Eastwood owns his own label, Malpaso Records.
    It doesn’t get any better than Rawhide, Kelly’s Heroes and Bridges of Madison County.

    “Home” and Phillips = A Great Marriage!

  • Anonymous

    Am I the only person who is not crazy about this song? I’m neutral about P2. I certainly don’t dislike him, but, I’m not crazy about him either. Either way, good for him.

  • vdawg

    Home is the only song I liked that Phillip sang on Idol.  I might have to check this  movie out. I hope Phillip understands what this song is doing for him. Whoever is in charge of selling this song needs a big bonus.

  • Anonymous

    #1 on iTunes again, thanks to Aly Raisman’s gold medal floor exercise performance last night giving NBC a huge hook for the night’s Olympics coverage, and “Home” was played twice.

  • http://twitter.com/IkeMendes Henrique Mendes

    none of the songs that are in the top had no promotion. I don’t understand how that takes it away from phillip! If the song was not good it would not have been featured in the olympics

  • stargazed

    Home is a great marriage between song and singer.  P2’s voice is perfect for that rambunctious song.  There are no words to describe the perfect marriage between the song and a Clint Eastwood movie … P2 and Clint = two gritty guys.  Love it and congrats to Phil.

  • http://twitter.com/Hexander Henrik Xander

    Wow, I’m so happy for Phillip. As a fan, I want him to succeed, and this baby steps are nice indicators so far. Keep your feet on the ground, Phillip, and we fans will always be here to support you all the way.

  • Anonymous

    Holden and Pearson created a good song (I’m not a fan) and I’m sure they’re happy at least now, Philip. Greg himself said earlier, as he was pleased that his song was a promotion, which is not easy to get a new author without the support of the new market.
    I think that they, too, everything will be fine. I have only dreamed of, that PP has not released an entire album of similar songs.
    But I’m happy, I love Eastwood’s movies.

  • Anonymous

    Great song and looks like a good movie for a change, leave it to Clint Eastwood.
    I haven’t been to a movie in a long time but would definitely see this one!

  • Anonymous

    This is a terrific trailer.  I am hooked–and not a huge fan of Clint or Justin.   The song is perfect for it.  I really want Phillip to do his own music but to remain open minded when presented with songs like this.   The more time he  spends with this song, the more he inhabits it,  the more I like it.  I know he can do this with other songs he has not written and hopefully he can find reward in both creating and interpreting.  

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Great promotional work by Interscope/19/P2’s management in placing “Home” on the Olympics broadcast, and now, the trailer for this new movie. Good for P2 too, although the better “Home” does commercially, the more Interscope will want him to record songs that are in a similar vein. It will be interesting to see how well this song does and what kind of songs P2 released on his debut album.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol I’m certain that they had to use Pro-tools on “Home” to fix P2’s pitch issues, so he’s in the same category as other pop artists who need their recordings “enhanced”.  ;)

  • Anonymous

    “There was never the same amount of buzz over David Cook as there is over P2″

    Then you weren’t around in 2008.

    Congrats to P2. Hope he does well.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry but Cook is hardly a “one hit wonder”.  To date he has a platinum album, 2 platinum singles and a gold one.

    Glad P2 is getting the buzz.  Let’s see how he does with “his” music.

    PS Sorry MJ but when someone is unaware of an Idol’s history, I have to respond.

  • Anonymous

    I still have yet to see ONE live performance that would convince me that Phil is an artist or a decent singer, but I will admit after his tuneless run on idol and never being a fan as soon as I heard Home I loved it and downloaded it. It’s a great song and kudos to the peeps for getting it on the Olympics and in this trailer, even though I’m sure it was an easy push because it seriously is a good song. Having only his live performances to go on, I agree that Phil likely had to have some enhancements on this recording to help his voice issues, but that doesn’t make him ay different than millions of other artists out there who are mediocre singers selling like hotcakes. At least the song is actually awesome, unlike a lot of what I hear on the radio. Plus Phil’s performance on the recording is very emotional and touching and even though I was one who thought Phil would bomb since I expected him to get stuck with a traditional shitty coronation single and not have much a voice to save it, I am happy for the Idol brand. Also for Phil, because he seems like a nice guy. Phil and Scotty have shown that if you want a show that still has the power to make you a household name Idol is the route to go. Xfactor US and The Voice might help out the judges, but they haven’t been able to create stars that have sold much of anything. So keep on chugging little song!

  • Anonymous

    Reminder:

    Not going to get into another obsessive, protracted argument in this thread about whether P2 sings on key or not. That horse has been beat to a bloody, dead pulp.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    I do wonder what all this success in terms of Phillip getting a “real” single released before his album drops. If “Home” is still chugging along in September and October, will Interscope just keep riding it, or will they release something actually written by P2 that would be closer to how he sees himself as a musician?

    The exact timing’s what gets kind of dicey… If (big, big, BIG “if”) Home gets on a trajectory to peak in the top 5 of either HAC or CHR in December or later, I can’t imagine Interscope risking cannibalizing that in order to release a single that’s closer to the artist’s vision. 

    If that happens, then P2’s management should be trying to get him on night-time shows where he’ll have a chance to perform more than one song (I remember Cook doing SNL and Jimmy Kimmel around the time DCTR was released), which would let him introduce listeners to his own sound while still performing his big hit. (No, Cook didn’t do TOML on those shows. But TOML was in the past by then, as the peak timing was different, so it was LO plus other song(s) from the album.) Home’s becoming pervasive enough that I don’t think the big talk shows are a huge stretch goal if the song also turns into a radio hit, though it’s not easy to get a slot on these shows.

    If Home is looking to peak only a couple weeks before the album release, I’d kinda expect the second single to be released with the album drop. Talk shows won’t have P2 on twice in a month, and the PR conventionally needs to center around the album drop. But there, we’re getting into the label and management frantically waving cell phones and calendars at one another, trying to figure exactly what will work to maximize exposure.

  • http://twitter.com/doesmonaknow DoesMonaKnow

    I think Interscope is going to be pushing “Home” for a while because they’ll want to see if they can make the song happen on the radio. It’s far from a typical coronation song that has no bearing on the artist’s career going forward, like a “No Boundaries” or “Inside Your Heaven”. The fear has to be that if “Home” can’t get a foothold on radio that no other song of Phillip’s will do any better. There are only so many Olympic/movie trailer/commercial placements out there and they realistically can’t expect to be able to get all of P2’s songs advertised that way.

  • Anonymous

    Very good points DMK. I think Home is just beginning not peaking. The label needs to focus on it. I could see the song in line for a Grammy nod as Song of the Year even.

  • OffLeash

    I agree. And with what Home sold last week, I wonder if radio will finally come on board. It’s getting ridiculous now. Seriously. 

  • http://twitter.com/doesmonaknow DoesMonaKnow

    “Home” does have that SofY quality but Mumford & Sons just released a song this week and I doubt you’ll get two folk-influenced songs nominated in that category.  I think “Home” would have to be really huge like a “Before He Cheats” or “Stronger”, for Grammy to even consider a SotY nomination, just because of the Idol stigma and SotY being one of the big categories. With other songs that aren’t Idol related they can get that nomination sometimes if they are critically acclaimed enough even though they weren’t huge hits. But for an Idol the bar is higher in the major categories.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    I think Home is just beginning not peaking. The label needs to focus on
    it. I could see the song in line for a Grammy nod as Song of the Year
    even.

    I agree 100%.  The song has so much potential. It would be nice if CHR would get on board the way HAC has so far.  Hopefully, patience will be a virtue here. 

  • TheOther

    The Grammys is not as out of reach it is may sound. The song writer, Greg Holden was asked to perform it with the Grammy committee. Phillip was in the Mid-West with the Idol tour at the time. Both Greg and The Grammys acknowledged that it was Phillip Phillip’s version of Home. They did not mention American Idol.

  • http://realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/president/ CyberForce

    Fantastic! Great.  That song is one heck of a money maker.

    Never would have thought it in a million years when I heard it the first time.  Granted it was a great song and Phillip did an awesome job with it, but it’s transcended to nearly epic.