Saturday, August 27, 2011

New projects!

Sean Astin has been a busy boy this summer. Here are some of his projects:

• Sean will be voicing Raphael in a new animated TV series version of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" for Nickelodeon. Entertainment weekly interviewed Sean about his new role. The show will premiere in Fall 2012.

Sean recording Raphael for TMNT

• In July, Sean filmed the role of Sargent Tanner in the independent film "The Boys of Abu Ghraib."  "An American soldier deployed at Abu Ghraib finds himself behind the walls of the infamous Hard Site where he develops a secret friendship with an Iraqi detainee."
Sean getting military haircut.

• According to IMDB, Sean is playing the role of Carl in "Little Boy," a family drama set in small-town America in the early days of WWII. The story revolves around an 8-year-old boy, Pepper, with developmental problems, and his teenage brother. Pepper's only friend is his father, and with his departure to war, the troubled boy is forced to confront the cruelty of schoolmates and others. Filming recently began on the project.

Things will happen in this adventure that will make you reflect and laugh, and whose powerful ending will touch your heart,” said producer Eduardo Verástegui. “It’s a story for grownups told from a boy’s perspective.” 

• Sean spent Saturday, August 27 doing voice work at Studiopolis, Inc. for an unnamed animated feature movie.

• In August, Sean also started filming "Love's Christmas Journey," a new Hallmark movie in their popular Love Saga series based on the novels of Janette Oke. Sean plays the mayor of the old western town of Haddington. The 2-part 4-hour miniseries is scheduled to air in November on the Hallmark Channel. Both Sean's mother, Patty Duke, and his brother, Mackenzie Astin, have appeared in episodes of the series. :-)

Cast of "Love's Christmas Journey"

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