The reality TV star will assist presenters and help to hand out trophies at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony on 13 January (13).
Eastwood says, "I have watched the Golden Globes ceremonies since I was a little girl, and it means so much to me to be a part of one of Hollywood's most illustrious events."
Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Dr. Aida Takla-O'Reilly adds, "Francesca comes from a very talented family and we are delighted to have her be our Miss Golden Globe. She is a budding actress and is a great addition as we celebrate the show's 70th anniversary."
The honour is bestowed by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organisation behind the Golden Globes, and the role is traditionally handed to the child of a celebrity.
Francesca follows in the footsteps of her half-sister, Kathryn Eastwood, who was Miss Golden Globe in 2005.
Others to have previously filled the role include Bruce Willis' daughter Rumer, Lorraine Nicholson, whose father is Hollywood superstar Jack Nicholson, and Kevin Costner's daughter Lily.
The Shining star was renting out the property on Woodrow Wilson Drive when it went up in flames in September, 2011.
Nicholson levelled the remains due to the extensive damage to the property, and now he has decided to offload the plot.
He has listed the site on the market for $595,000 (£372,000), according to Trulia.com.
Nicholson, who hadn't lived at the address since 1995, originally paid $49,000 (£31,000) for the house in 1975.
The Iron Man actor will star in upcoming movie The Judge, about a lawyer who returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral to discover his father, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, is suspected of her murder.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, producer Downey, Jr. is hoping to convince Nicholson to play the role of his onscreen dad and has handed the script to The Shining legend, who has only starred in six movies over the last decade.
The One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest star is famed for his fiery temper and womanising ways, but admits ongoing professional help has been beneficial.
He tells British newspaper The Sun, "I have been in a lot of therapy over the years and have found it has helped. The therapist I use in Los Angeles says to me, 'Jack, you are one of the best patients I've ever had.' And I say, 'Why is that, Sidney?' He says. 'You usually know what your problem is, you do what I tell you and that's the end of the therapy.'"
The Shining star took up a job as a short order cook in New Jersey in between acting roles early in his screen career but became angry when a female client criticised his skills in the kitchen.
The three-time Oscar winner admits he has always struggled with anger management and regrets not learning how to deal with his temper earlier in life.
He tells Britain's The Sun, "One day, a woman came in to ask for pancakes and my pancake came out about three inches thick. She said, 'What the hell is this?' I lost my temper, hit the pancake and said, 'Make your own damn pancakes!'...
"Anger has always been a problem and every once in a while I just have to let it out. I always regret it later. After a couple of hours I calm down and think, 'What way could I have solved that problem other than blowing up?'
"I should have learned how to do that long ago and that would have made my life easier - with less apologising."
"After the Oscars, where I won an Oscar, you go back and you present one. I was presenting one and I came back from doing it, I was very, very nervous about it, and I came back from doing it and somebody walked past me and said, 'Great job, Jude!' and it was Jack Nicholson. I almost passed out!" Dame Judi Dench was starstruck after receiving a compliment from The Shining icon at the 2000 Academy Awards.
Fletcher picked up the Academy Award for Best Actress for her terrifying portrayal of Nurse Ratched in the 1975 cult classic, starring Jack Nicholson as a patient in a mental asylum.
Despite the acclaim she received for her performance, Fletcher admits she can't bring herself to watch the film due to her character's behaviour - especially when she has Nicholson's Randle McMurphy lobotomised.
She tells the Associated Press, "I find it too painful. It comes with age. I can't watch movies that are inhumane. I was really shocked in those scenes where I was actually so cruel."
Johnson, the actress daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, spent the whole evening worried she'd drop a trophy as she carried it out onstage - and the fear ruined her night.
She recalls, "It was terrifying... You bring the Golden Globes out and you give them to the very talented people... I was 16 and I was terrified.
"I was wearing these gloves and I kept thinking that they were gonna slip out of my hands; I was gonna be the girl that dropped a Golden Globe on the stage and, like, ruin everything. I don't even remember the night, honestly, I was so terrified.
"You have to move everyone... and you have to make the presenters move back to a certain line, so their nose isn't in the camera during the speech. It was such a job."
The daughters of celebrities are invited to hand out the awards and become Miss Golden Globe annually. Since Johnson's turn in 2006, the role has been filled by the kids of Jack Nicholson and Rebecca Broussard, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, Roderick Spencer and Alfre Woodard, Joe and Arlene Mantegna, and Andie MacDowell and Paul Qualley.
The long-awaited follow-up, entitled Doctor Sleep, will hit shelves on 24 September next year (13), the author confirmed on his website on Tuesday (18Sep12).
The novel will centre around a hospice worker who helps his patients die painlessly, and comes into contact with a group of psychic vampires.
King's 1977 classic was adapted for the big screen three years later and the film, directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Jack Nicholson, became a cult favourite.
There's an allure to imperfection. With his latest drama Lawless director John Hillcoat taps directly into the side of human nature that draws us to it. Hillcoat finds it in Prohibition history a time when the regulations of alcohol consumption were subverted by most of the population; He finds it in the rural landscapes of Virginia: dingy raw and mesmerizing. And most importantly he finds it in his main character Jack Bondurant (Shia LaBeouf) the scrappy third brother of a moonshining family who is desperate to prove his worth. Jack forcefully injects himself into the family business only to discover there's an underbelly to the underbelly. Lawless is a beautiful film that's violent as hell striking in a way only unfiltered Americana could be.
Acting as the driver for his two outlaw brothers Forrest (Tom Hardy) and Howard (Jason Clarke) isn't enough for Jack. He's enticed by the power of the gangster figure and entranced by what moonshine money can buy. So like any fledgling entrepreneur Jack takes matters into his own hands. Recruiting crippled family friend/distillery mastermind Cricket (Dane DeHaan) the young whippersnapper sets out to brew his own batch sell it to top dog Floyd Banner and make the family rich. The plan works — but it puts the Bondurant boys in over their heads with a new threat: the corrupt law enforcers of Chicago.
Unlike many stories of crime life Lawless isn't about escalation. The movie drifts back and forth leisurely popping in moments like the beats of a great TV episode. One second the Bondurants could be talking shop with their female shopkeep Maggie Beauford (Jessica Chastain). The next Forrest is beating the bloody pulp out of a cop blackmailing their operation. The plot isn't thick; Hillcoat and screenwriter Nick Cave preferring to bask in the landscapes the quiet moments the haunting terror that comes with a life on the other side of the tracks. A feature film doesn't offer enough time for Lawless to build — it recalls cinema-level TV currently playing on outlets like HBO and AMC that have truly spoiled us — but what the duo accomplish is engrossing.
Accompanying the glowing visuals and Cave's knockout workout on the music side (a toe-tapping mix of spirituals bluegrass and the writer/musician's spine-tingling violin) are muted performances from some of Hollywood's rising stars. Despite LaBeouf's off-screen antics he lights up Lawless and nails the in-deep whippersnapper. His playful relationship with a local religious girl (Mia Wasikowska) solidifies him as a leading man but like everything in the movie you want more. Tom Hardy is one of the few performers who can "uurrr" and "mmmnerm" his way through a scene and come out on top. His greatest sparring partner isn't a hulking thug but Chastain who brings out the heart of the impenetrable beast. The real gem of Lawless is Guy Pearce as the Bondurant trio's biggest threat. Shaved eyebrows pristine city clothes and a temper like a rabid wolverine Pearce's Charlie Rakes is the most frightening villain of 2012. He viciously chews up every moment he's on screen. That's even before he starts drawing blood.
Lawless is the perfect movie for the late August haze — not quite the Oscary prestige picture or the summertime shoot-'em-up. It's drama that has its moonshine and swigs it too. Just don't drink too much.