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Rep Sheet Roundup: Sean Astin Signs With Stewart Talent

Who got signed, promoted, hired or fired? The Hollywood Reporter’s Rep Sheet rounds up the week in representation news. To submit announcements for consideration, contact rebecca.sun@thr.com.

Rudy never says die

Sean Astin has signed with Stewart Talent, following his agent Jay Schachter from Abrams. Since making his movie debut in the 1985 classic The Goonies, he's gone on to star in more iconic films, including the heart-tugging 1993 sports biopic Rudy and the epic Lord of the Rings franchise. More recently, Astin guest-starred on NBC's Brooklyn Nine-Nine (he is one of the celebrity Guardians of the Nine-Nine) and on CBS' The ...
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Carmine Caridi, ‘Godfather’ Actor, Dies at 85

Carmine Caridi, ‘Godfather’ Actor, Dies at 85
Carmine Caridi, an actor who appeared in a key role in “The Godfather: Part II” as well as “The Godfather: Part III,” has died. Caridi’s representatives told TheWrap that he died on Tuesday. He was 85.

In “The Godfather: Part II,” Caridi played Carmine Rosato, who was a member of Peter Clemenza’s regime in New York City as part of the turf war with Frank Pentangeli. He also played a separate role in the third film as Albert Volpe.

In his memoir “The Kid Stays in the Picture,” Robert Evans wrote that Caridi was director Francis Ford Coppola’s first choice for the role of Sonny Corleone, a part that was eventually played by James Caan, but Evans said that Caridi was too tall to play opposite Al Pacino.

Also Read: Bart Starr, Green Bay Packers Legend and First Super Bowl Mvp, Dies at 85

Caridi had more than 100 film
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‘Honor Thy Father’: Mark Harmon Options True-Crime Tale Of Texas Football Family

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‘Honor Thy Father’: Mark Harmon Options True-Crime Tale Of Texas Football Family
Exclusive: Mark Harmon and his Wings Productions, along with Eric Tannenbaum and the Tannenbaum Company, have optioned the rights to Honor Thy Father, a true-crime tale of murder in a Texas football family that was published by Texas Monthly as a June 1998 feature article.

Angelo Pizzo, who wrote and produced the sports-based classics Hoosiers (1986) and Rudy (1993), is on board to adapt the 7,500-word magazine article to screenplay form. Tannenbaum and Harmon will produce alongside Pizzo, with Karen Samfilippo serving as associate producer.

This is a potential starring vehicle for Harmon provided schedule can be carved out of his production commitment to NCIS, the CBS series that launched in 2003 and has featured Harmon in the role of Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs in more than 370 episodes.

Bill Butterfield was described at his son’s trial as frustrated former athlete
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Jerry Goldsmith’s 25-Year-Old ‘Rudy’ Score Headed for a New End Zone: ‘Rudy in Concert’

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Jerry Goldsmith’s 25-Year-Old ‘Rudy’ Score Headed for a New End Zone: ‘Rudy in Concert’
“There are so few things in the world that you can stand up and scream from the rooftops and not care what anyone says, because you know there’s absolute right and absolute wrong,” says Sean Astin, who played Rudy Ruettiger in the quintessential underdog movie, “Rudy.”

“And it is an absolute right and an absolute truth that this score by Jerry Goldsmith is perfect. It’s a perfect score.”

Goldsmith’s music, a glorious paean to the unflagging heart, will be celebrated Saturday in a live performance accompanying a 25th anniversary screening of the 1993 film at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. “Rudy in Concert,” conducted by Justin Freer — the co-founder of CineConcerts, who studied with the late composer — will also feature a pre-show panel with Astin, director David Anspaugh, screenwriter Angelo Pizzo, producers Robert Fried and Cary Woods, Carol Goldsmith (the composer’s widow) and Ruettiger himself.

“I
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Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis April 5th – 7th – Great Line-Up of Guests!

Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con April 5th – 7th at America’s Center downtown, and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. St. Louis show hours are Friday, February 2nd, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, February 3rd, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday,February 4th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday night.
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Super Bowl Sunday! 12 greatest football movies, ranked worst to best, include ‘Friday Night Lights,’ ‘Remember the Titans,’ ‘Rudy’

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Super Bowl Liii, between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams, closes out an exciting season of NFL football. So let’s turn our attentions to the greatest football films of all time. There are all kinds of football-based films out there to enjoy — from dramas to comedies, and even an award-winning documentary — and we’ve collected 12 of the best here in our photo gallery, ranked from worst to best.

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In paring down the list, we had to answer the question: “Just what is a football movie?” We didn’t include “The Blind Side,” for example, because though its central character plays football, the film is primarily about many other things. And while Act 3 of Robert Altman‘s “M*A*S*H” is made up of what is arguably the funniest football game ever put to film, its main concerns are elsewhere.
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Football Films: 12 greatest movies ranked worst to best

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Football Films: 12 greatest movies ranked worst to best
The Super Bowl closes out an exciting season of NFL football, so maybe its time to turn your attentions to the greatest football films of all time. There are all kinds of football-based films out there to enjoy — from dramas to comedies, and even an award-winning documentary — and we’ve collected 12 of the best here in our photo gallery, ranked from worst to best.

In paring down the list, we had to answer the question: “Just what is a football movie?” We didn’t include “The Blind Side,” for example, because though its central character plays football, the film is primarily about many other things. And while Act 3 of Robert Altman‘s “M*A*S*H” is made up of what is arguably the funniest football game ever put to film, its main concerns are elsewhere.

We did include two films with limited on-the-field action — Ivan Reitman‘s “Draft Day” (starring Kevin Costner
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Varèse Sarabande’s Top 10 Sellers List Led by ‘Ghost,’ ‘T2,’ ‘Star Wars’ Albums

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Varèse Sarabande’s Top 10 Sellers List Led by ‘Ghost,’ ‘T2,’ ‘Star Wars’ Albums
John Carpenter’s “Halloween” music? A “Star Wars” compendium? It’s no shock to see these show up on a list of soundtrack label Varèse Sarabande’s historical 10 biggest selling albums. More surprising? Non-genre soundtracks like “Rudy” and “The Man from Snowy River,” which film music fans snatched up in numbers matching some of the more obvious fare. Here are the imprint’s 10 most popular releases from their first 40 years:

1. “Ghost

Maurice Jarre, 1990

Varèse’s sole platinum album to date, selling an estimated 1.5 million units. Its inclusion of the Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody” accounted for many of these sales.

2. “Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Brad Fiedel, 1991

Fiedel’s electronic score proved enduringly popular.

3. “The Star Wars Trilogy”

Varujan Kojian conducting Utah Symphony, 1983

One of several classic film-score recordings produced for Varèse by George Korngold with London orchestras.

4. “The Last of the Mohicans

Joel McNeely conducting Royal Scottish National Orchestra, 2000

New recording
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Beloved Sports Movie ‘Rudy’ to Receive Live-to-Picture Concert Treatment (Exclusive)

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Beloved Sports Movie ‘Rudy’ to Receive Live-to-Picture Concert Treatment (Exclusive)
A beloved sports movie will receive the live-to-picture concert treatment when “Rudy” is screened on Nov. 10 at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium with an 80-piece orchestra performing Jerry Goldsmith’s original score.

Star Sean Astin, director David Anspaugh, writer Angelo Pizzo, producer Cary Woods and Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger (the real Rudy) are all slated to appear in a pre-show panel discussing the film and its music.

Justin Freer will conduct the 80-member Hollywood Chamber Orchestra. His CineConcerts organization (in partnership with Sony Pictures) is behind the event.

The 1993 movie – which told the true story of a young man who, against the odds, realizes his dream of playing football for the University of Notre Dame – ranks no. 54 on the American Film Institute’s list of “most inspiring films.”

A portion of the proceeds will go to the scholarship fund of the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Los Angeles and to Southern California high school sports programs.
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Netflix Orders Melissa Joan Hart, Sean Astin Multi-Cam to Series

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Netflix Orders Melissa Joan Hart, Sean Astin Multi-Cam to Series
Netflix has ordered a multi-camera comedy starring Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin to series.

Titled “No Good Nick,” the series follows Liz (Hart) and Ed (Astin), a hyper-competitive career mom and lovable but dorky “fun dad,” respectively, who unwittingly welcome thirteen-year-old Nick (short for Nicole) into their family of four before realizing she is a street-smart con artist with a secret agenda. Siena Agudong stars as Nick.

Production has already begun on the series, which also stars Kalama Epstein and Lauren Lindsey Donzis.

“No Good Nick” is executive produced and created by David H. Steinberg and Keetgi Kogan, and directed by Andy Fickman. The original series is produced by Netflix.

“Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin are beloved by millions of fans around the world, and we are delighted to bring them together as parents for the very first time,” said Melissa Cobb, vice president of kids and family at Netflix.
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Five Things the Movie “Rudy” Embellished a Little Bit

This year markedthe 25th year since the debut of the movie Rudy. The movie was viewed as a sports type, inspirational movie; a predecessor to movies like Remember the Titans and Friday Night Lights. The Notre Dame football team was an inspiring juggernaut in real life back then, so making a movie about an undersized kid who wanted so badly to make the team he would overcome all odds to achieve his dream was natural. It did so-so at the box office, bringing in $22 million. The movie was supposed to be based on the real life story of Daniel

Five Things the Movie “Rudy” Embellished a Little Bit
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Football Movie Classic Rudy Returns to Theaters August 29th & Sept. 1st

“Ru-dy! Ru-dy! Ru-dy!”

He’s five-feet-nothin’, a hundred and nothin’ and barely has a speck of athletic ability, but Rudy Ruettiger still became a sports legend. As the 2018 football season begins, the film that introduced the world to “Rudy” will return to movie theaters nationwide for two days only on August 28 and September 2, in celebration of its 25th anniversary.

Accompanying these theatrical screenings of “Rudy” is an introduction featuring the real-life Rudy Ruettiger and a Q&A hosted by Michael Phillips, film critic for the Chicago Tribune, and filmed in front of a live audience at Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre.

Tickets for “Rudy” are available now at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.

Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Entertainment present “Rudy” in more than 600 select movie theaters on Tuesday, August 28, and Sunday, September 2, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time (both days) through
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Fathom Events Bringing Rudy Back To Theaters August 28 And September 2

He’s five-feet-nothin’, a hundred and nothin’ and barely has a speck of athletic ability, but Rudy Ruettiger still became a sports legend. As the 2018 football season begins, the film that introduced the world to “Rudy” will return to movie theaters nationwide for two days only on August 28 and September 2, in celebration of its 25th anniversary.

Accompanying these theatrical screenings of “Rudy” is an introduction featuring the real-life Rudy Ruettiger and a Q&A hosted by Michael Phillips, film critic for the Chicago Tribune, and filmed in front of a live audience at Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre.

Tickets for “Rudy” are available now at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.

Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Entertainment present “Rudy” in more than 600 select movie theaters on Tuesday, August 28, and Sunday, September 2, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time (both days) through Fathom’s Digital
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Horror Highlights: The Omen Limited Edition Vinyl Score, Mondo’s Preacher Statues, Images from Elves

Jerry Goldsmith's impeccable composing for Richard Donner's The Omen (1976) will be released as a limited edition (only 666 available) white vinyl courtesy of Varèse Sarabande. Also in today's Highlights: a look at Mondo's new Preacher statues and images from the new holiday horror film Elves.

The Omen Limited Edition Score on Vinyl: Press Release: – Varèse Sarabande will release a limited edition (666 units) demonic white vinyl version of The Omen – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on June 25, 2018, available exclusively on VareseSarabande.com. Each copy of this completely remastered LP release will be hand numbered. The album features Jerry Goldsmith’s original score composed for Richard Donner’s 1976 horror masterpiece.

In The Omen, American diplomat Robert (Gregory Peck) adopts Damien (Harvey Stephens) when his wife, Katherine (Lee Remick), delivers a stillborn child. After Damien's first nanny hangs herself, Father Brennan (Patrick Troughton) warns Robert that Damien will kill Katherine's unborn child. Shortly thereafter,
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Sean Astin Talks ‘Stranger Things’: ‘Bob Newby Was Tailor-Made for Me’

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Sean Astin Talks ‘Stranger Things’: ‘Bob Newby Was Tailor-Made for Me’
Sean Astin has been a familiar face to millions for more than 30 years, but his turn as Bob Newby on season two of “Stranger Things” took the “Goonies” and “Rudy” star to a new level of fame with the younger generation. In a show filled with interdimensional monsters and telekinetic preteens, Bob stood out as the everyman who stepped up in the biggest way when it mattered most.

Astin: “I attend a lot of regional Comic-Cons all over the world, and I started hearing about this show within days after it premiered. People would come up to me and tell me I had to see this show because it was ‘The Goonies,’ and it was the ’80s all over again, and how much it reminded them of the movies that were done then.

“I got an email from an agent saying, ‘There’s an audition for you for “Stranger Things” if you’re interested.
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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Star Terry Crews Thanks Mark Hamill for Using ‘the Force’ to Save Series

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Star Terry Crews Thanks Mark Hamill for Using ‘the Force’ to Save Series
Sergeant Terry Jeffords saluted Luke Skywalker on Saturday morning for helping to save Brooklyn’s 99th precinct.

Ok, in the real world it was actually actor Terry Crews thanking Mark Hamill for being one of the fans to rally around “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” after it was canceled by Fox on Thursday — a move that led to NBC picking it up for a 13-episode sixth season on Friday.

“@HamillHimself I want to personally Thank You Mark for using the power of the force to save Brooklyn Nine Nine! *Wipes dirt off shoulder*” Crews wrote, making a solid “Last Jedi” reference.

Also Read: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': the Squad Freaks Out Over NBC Revival - 'Nine Nine!'

Crews also gave shoutouts to famous fans Lin-Manuel Miranda and Sean Astin for freaking out with the rest of Twitter and leading the social media campaign to save the Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher-led sitcom within one day of it getting the axe at Fox.

“@Lin_Manuel Thank you for your support sir!!! We should do a musical episode of Brooklyn 99 in your honor!” Crews tweeted at the Broadway star, and throwing a “Brooklyn 99 is the ‘Rudy’ of comedies!! Thank you for keeping us in the game!” Astin’s way.

The Peacock announced Friday night that it had picked up the beloved series late on Friday — leading to yet another freakout on Twitter, but with positive shouts of “Nine Nine!” from the cast and fans alike.

Also Read: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Saved by NBC 1 Day After Fox Cancellation

“Ever since we sold this show to Fox I’ve regretted letting it get away, and it’s high time it came back to its rightful home,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “Mike Schur, Dan Goor, and Andy Samberg grew up on NBC and we’re all thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and best cast comedies in a long time will take its place in our comedy line-up. I speak for everyone at NBC, here’s to the Nine-Nine!”

See the tweets below.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine” airs Sundays at 8:30/7:30 c on Fox — for now.

@HamillHimself I want to personally Thank You Mark for using the power of the force to save Brooklyn Nine Nine! *Wipes dirt off shoulder*

— terrycrews (@terrycrews) May 12, 2018

@Lin_Manuel Thank you for your support sir!!! We should do a musical episode of Brooklyn 99 in your honor!

— terrycrews (@terrycrews) May 12, 2018

@SeanAstin Brooklyn 99 is the “Rudy” of comedies!! Thank you for keeping us in the game!

— terrycrews (@terrycrews) May 12, 2018

Oh Nooooooooo!!!!!!!!! ???????????????? I'm So not ready to say #ByeBye99. Be forewarned @Foxtv-when networks dump shows I love, I'm known for holding grudges a long, L-o-n-g time. I'm still mad @CBS didn't renew #SquarePegs! ????#EverythingILikeGetsCancelled https://t.co/NEry6Hrpng

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 10, 2018

Read original story ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Star Terry Crews Thanks Mark Hamill for Using ‘the Force’ to Save Series At TheWrap
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Five Reasons You Should Follow Jon Favreau on Twitter

Have you ever heard of the name Jon Favreau? He’s an extremely talented actor and he also has a few directing credits to his name. He’s been in movies such as Swingers, Rudy and Cowboys & Aliens. He’s also very active on Twitter, and it could be reasonably argued that he has one of the best Twitter accounts around. Below are five reasons that you should follow him. 1. He’s funny It’s almost impossible to be a success in show business without having a certain sense of humor. Even those that don’t technically call themselves comedians have to have an

Five Reasons You Should Follow Jon Favreau on Twitter
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Denzel Washington movies: 20 greatest films ranked from worst to best include ‘Malcolm X,’ ‘Fences,’ ‘Training Day,’ ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’

Denzel Washington movies: 20 greatest films ranked from worst to best include ‘Malcolm X,’ ‘Fences,’ ‘Training Day,’ ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’
From civil rights activist Malcolm X to wrongly imprisoned boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, Denzel Washington has given a number of memorable performances over his 30-plus year career. He added another to his resume in 2017 as a legal savant in “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” The film brought him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor, the ninth bid of his career and his eighth for acting. How does this latest entry compare to the rest of his filmography? Tour through our photo gallery above of Washington’s 20 greatest movies ranked from worst to best.

See Denzel Washington (‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’) will attempt to be sixth Best Actor champ as his film’s sole nomination

Washington snagged his first Oscar nomination exactly 30 years ago: Best Supporting Actor for “Cry Freedom” (1987). It was a mere two years later when Washington won that category for “Glory” (1989). And he made history 12 years after that when
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Super Bowl celebration: Top 12 greatest football films, ranked worst to best, including ‘Friday Night Lights, ‘Jerry Maguire,’ Rudy’

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The Super Bowl closes out an exciting season of NFL football this Sunday with a strong match-up between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots. So for fans to bide their time in the many months before another kick-off, it’s time to turn your attentions to the greatest football films of all time. There are all kinds of football-based films out there to enjoy — from dramas to comedies, and even an award-winning documentary — and we’ve collected the top 12 here in our photo gallery, ranked from worst to best.

In paring down the list, we had to answer the question: “Just what is a football movie?” We didn’t include “The Blind Side,” for example, because though its central character plays football, the film is primarily about many other things. And while Act 3 of Robert Altman‘s “M*A*S*H” is made up of what is arguably the
See full article at Gold Derby »

Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis February 2nd – 4th – Great Line-Up of Guests!

Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con February 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. St. Louis show hours are Friday, February 2nd, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, February 3rd, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday,February 4th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor
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