Specific: Oscar nominee Sean Astin has signed on to star with Partner strange things Matthew Modine, alum in the cycling drama hard mileWhich is directed by 2021 Academy Nicole Fellow RJ Daniel Hanna from a screenplay by himself and Christian Sander.
Additional cast set for indie includes Cynthia’s McWilliams (Ptolemy Gray’s Last Days), Leslie David Baker (The Office), Jahking Guillory (on my block), Jackson Kelly (Ultra Violet and Black Scorpion), Damien Diaz (Marvel’s Runaways) and Zach T. Robbins (Blood,
The film is based on the true story of the cycling team at Colorado’s Ridge View Academy, which for decades has given at-risk youth a second chance through academic rigor, targeted therapy, competitive play, and leadership. Modine stars as Greg Townsend, who has led the team at Ridge View for the past 30 years, as previously announced. Astin will take on the role of philanthropic local bike shop mechanic Speedy, with Baker as distressed facility director Skip Bowman, and Guillory, Jelly, Diaz, and Robbins as members of the cycling team. Details of McWilliams’ character have yet to be disclosed. Christian Sander is producing for Pence Productions, with Scott Sander of Pence serving as the EP.
In 1995, Astin and his wife Christine shared an Oscar nomination for their live-action short kangaroo court, Prior big screen acting credits include notable titles such as crooks, war of roses, Encino Mann, rudy, courage under fireThe Lord of the Rings movies, first 50 matches, Click And gloria bell, He played Bob Newby, the boyfriend of Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder), in the second season of Netflix strange things and has also been seen on the series including young rock, Stain And 24, among many others. Other upcoming projects for the actor include a second season of HBO Perry Masonand true-crime thriller from XYZ Films The Man in the White Van,
Astin is also no stranger to the biking world, becoming an Ironman in 2015 by completing a triathlon in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. She is represented by Luber Rokhlin Entertainment and Stewart Talent; McWilliams by APA; Baker & Guillory by innovative artists; Kelly by Duvall Mac Talent, TalentWorks and 11:11 Entertainment; and Diaz and Robbins by A3 Artists Agency.