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News & updates


December 4, 2011

Sean ran 15k yesterday in less than 1.5 hours. He's looking for 15K followers on his Twitter. Follow @SeanAstin_LA and spread the word!


August 11, 2011

Sean Astin will play William Wayne, mayor of Haddington in "Love's Christmas Journey," the latest installment of Hallmark's Love Saga (, based on the popular Love Comes Softly book series by Janette Oke.

Filming began August 8, and the 2-part 4-hour program is scheduled to air in November.

Interestingly, both Sean's brother, Mackenzie, and their mother, Patty Duke, have also appeared in the Love Saga TV miniseries.

More information here:

Photo courtesy Greg Vaughan (click on the picture for a bigger version)


August 4, 2011

Sean Astin's horse racing movie is due for release in US theaters on October 28. "And They're Off!" stars Sean as unsuccessful race horse trainer, Dusty Sanders. Dusty's last chance of success is with a horse named Caveat ridden by his psycho former girlfriend, Dee, played by Saturday Night Live alum Cheri Oteri. According to Sean, Dusty uses ”many oblique techniques for working with his horse that are non-traditional. He’s not averse to Eastern traditions or other techniques that I’m sure once the horse racing community gets a good look at this film, you’ll find will be brought into the mainstream. For example in football, everybody knows that the athletes spend time watching tape to study the opponents. Well, Dusty has his horse do the same thing. It’s that kind of extra effort that makes the difference, he’d say.”

Sounds like a fun movie!

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Juli 15, 2011

Sean has been named to the advisory board of the VegasCineFest Film Festival, August 25-27, 2011 at the Tropicana in Las Vegas. VegasCineFest is a non-profit organization, one of the few film festival contest providing writers and filmmakers with the assistance needed to produce and expose their projects. Sean will be attending as well as hosting one of the three after-parties.,filmcritics,.html


July 14, 2011

Behind the scenes pics (click to enlarge) of Sean on set of The Boys of Abu Ghraib

Sean getting his hair cut by Meg
Photo courtesy Daniel Cooke

Sean and local actor Eric Martinez
Photo courtesy Eric Martinez

Sean and Eric
with makeup artist Dayan
Photo courtesy Eric Martinez



July 10, 2011

Sean's new movie project

Sean will be starring as Sgt. Tanner in "The Boys of Abu Ghraib" an independent movie has begun filming in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Think "Hurt Locker" for genre.

Based on the true events that occurred at Abu Ghraib in 2003, the film is about a group of young soldiers thrown into a hellish environment, with little but each other to help them cope with the challenges they face.
(video at this link)

All American Jack Farmer leaves behind a fulfilling life to serve his country in Iraq at the peak of the war on terrorism. Stationed at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison, he is pushed to his limit as a daily bombardment of insurgent mortar attacks continually threaten his life. When an opportunity arises to work for the Military Police, Farmer jumps at it and finds himself behind the walls of the infamous Hard Site, a compound for the highest priority terrorists. He’s introduced to the world of military intelligence by Sergeant Tanner, whose harsh, and sometimes inhumane treatment of detainees raises doubts within Farmer about the Army’s procedure.


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