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Sean Astin Getting "Forever Strong"

August 25, 2006 (7:08 am) GMT
Sean Astin has been billed to play a lead role in Go Films' sports flick of "Forever Strong."
Sean Astin Getting "Forever Strong"

is back to football-themed flick after his 1993 film of "Rudy." The 35-year-old actor has been reported to sign a deal for a lead role in "", a production of Go Films which has provided a starring vehicle in "Outlaw Trail." However, unlike his role as a football athlete in "Rudy", here Astin will play a social worker instead.

Featuring other names like and Neal McDonough, pic is entrusted in Ryan Litte's hands to direct with David Pliler penning the script. Little is also seating as the movie's producer alongside Adam Abel. As for the story, the film will take focus on a talented but troubled football player who has to face the team his father coaches at the national championship.

Best known for his portrayal of Sam Gamgee in "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Astin is last seen appearing alongside and in Columbia's comedic feature of "." His next big screen projects include "What Love Is", "", and "", of which film crew experienced helicopter crash last month.

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