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Revolution Studios Buys International Rights to Morgan Creek’s Library for $36.8 Million

Revolution Studios Buys International Rights to Morgan Creek’s Library for $36.8 Million
Revolution Studios has acquired the international distribution rights and copyrights of Morgan Creek’s film library for $36.75 million, the company said Tuesday. Morgan Creek retains domestic rights.

The complete library includes 64 titles, including “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,” “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” and its sequel, “The Last of the Mohicans,” “Young Guns,” the “Major League” franchise and “The Whole Nine Yards,” the latter of which was part of Eli Samaha’s Franchise Films.

Inverness Distribution, a Bermuda-based company, previously owned rights to Morgan Creek’s international library and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York in late 2011. The company was formerly known as Morgan Creek International.

Kpmg was tasked with overseeing the liquidation of Morgan Creek’s library on behalf of a syndicate of banks that included Société Générale, Bank of Ireland, Santander, Commerzbank and Ing through the Chapter 11 sales process.

Revolution Studios, founded
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Charlie Sheen Pitches Another 'Major League' Movie

Charlie Sheen Pitches Another 'Major League' Movie
by Patrick Hester

Looks like Charlie Sheen is ready to throw Hollywood another curveball, and we mean that literally and figuratively: look out world, Wild Thing is back… again!

According to TMZ, the embattled actor is ready and willing to reprise his role as Ricky ‘Wild Thing’ Vaughn in another “Major League” sequel, pending a greenlit script.

If – and it's a big if when considering his very public battle with addiction, among other woes – another "Major League" comes to pass, it would mark the fourth entry in the series. But if Sheen had his way, that third film – "Back to the Minors" – wouldn't exist; in his words, the movie is an "abortion" and shouldn't be considered a part of the series.

A fourth "Major League" could certainly help Sheen on his road to recovery. Lately, the “Two and a Half Men” star has made headlines for his personal troubles, not for his work.
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'Major League' Actor James Gammon Dies at 70

'Major League' Actor James Gammon Dies at 70
Los Angeles  -- James Gammon, the gravel-voiced actor who played the manager of the Cleveland Indians in the 1980s comedy "Major League" and had a host of other movie and TV roles, has died. He was 70.His agent, Merritt Blake, said Monday that Gammon had cancer and died Friday at his daughter's home in Costa Mesa.The craggy-faced actor also played the father on the Don Johnson TV show "Nash Bridges."In addition to dozens of TV and movie appearances, Gammon was a noted stage actor who co-founded the Met Theatre in Los Angeles. Gammon starred in several Sam Shepherd plays, receiving a Tony nomination for his work on a 1996 Broadway production of "Buried Child."Gammon is survived by his wife, a brother and sister, two daughters and two grandchildren.Copyright 2010 Associated Press.  All rights reserved.  This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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List: Subbing In - Strange Moments in Replacement Actor History

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By Matt Singer

When adventurous treasure hunters Rick and Evelyn O'Connell return for their third film, this summer's "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor," one of them will look a bit different than they had previously. That's because Evelyn was once played by Rachel Weisz, who passed on this sequel and was replaced by Maria Bello. Likewise, the relationship between Bruce Wayne and Rachel Dawes from "Batman Begins" continues in this summer's "The Dark Knight," without Katie Holmes; Maggie Gyllenhaal fills in there.

It's a busy year for actors replacing other actors in sequels . we've already had a new Hulk (Edward Norton) and this fall, we'll have a new Punisher to match (Ray Stevenson) . so it's a good time to look back at some of the most notable substitutes. Sometimes new actors in old roles can make a huge impact; Antonio Banderas broke through with American audiences with "Desperado,
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'Stiletto' keen on Berenger, Biehn, Katic

NEW YORK -- Tom Berenger, Michael Biehn and Stana Katic have been tapped to star in the crime thriller Stiletto from producer-director Nick Vallelonga.

The feature, which recently began principal photography, stars Katic (NBC's Heroes) as an assassin whose seemingly random killings puzzle her lover, her clients and the detective following her rising body count. Berenger (Training Day) plays her boyfriend, whose rise in organized crime is offset by his love for her and his Mafia cohort (Biehn of Grindhouse).

Paul Sloan (The Scorpion King) plays the detective and makes his feature screenwriting debut with the film.

The ensemble cast also includes Dominique Swain, Kelly Hu, Diane Venora, William Forsythe, Amanda Brooks and Tom Sizemore.

Stiletto is produced by Vallelonga (A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper) and co-produced by Warren Ostergard. The feature is being filmed with Panavision's state-of-the-art Genesis Super 35 Digital Cinematography Camera System.

Berenger's credits include his Oscar-nominated turn in Platoon, Major League and Born on the Fourth of July as well as the upcoming The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey. Biehn, who has appeared in The Terminator, Aliens, Tombstone and The Abyss, will star in the upcoming Kids in America for Universal Pictures.

Bernsen joins mystery 'Kiss' for Warners

Corbin Bernsen has been cast in Warner Bros. Pictures' Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang. Shane Black is directing from his script, which Joel Silver is producing. Kiss is the tale of a thief who poses as an actor and then teams up with a private eye and a frustrated actress to solve a murder. Bernsen will play an actor-turned-entrepreneur who may know more about the murder than he lets on. The movie, which plays fast and loose with some of the conventions of film noir, also stars Val Kilmer and Robert Downey Jr. Bernsen received two Golden Globe nominations for his work on the drama L.A. Law. He also starred in Major League and was recently seen in the TV movies The Santa Trap and Atomic Twister. He is also writing a comedy titled 3 Day Test. Bernsen is repped by David Shapira and Associates and manager Randy James at James Levy Jacobson.

Charlie Sheen Rages Over Planet Hollywood Memorabilia

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Charlie Sheen Rages Over Planet Hollywood Memorabilia
Actor Charlie Sheen is up in arms over movie memorabilia he lent the PLANET HOLLYWOOD restaurant chain - because they won't give it back to him. According to Charlie's manager Janice McKenna, they have repeatedly asked for the memorabilia back but so far have not seen any of it. The movie props include Sheen's baseball uniform he wore in Major League (1989) and his Platoon (1986) helmet. McKenna says, "These items were specifically on loan and we've been trying to get them back for over a year. We're steamed."

Charlie Sheen Bowled Over By Auction Success

Charlie Sheen Bowled Over By Auction Success
Actor Charlie Sheen is celebrating after his collection of baseball memorabilia raised thousands of dollars more than expected at auction - and caused frantic bidding among his celebrity pals. The Major League (1989) star, soon to take over from MICHAEL J. FOX on SPIN CITY, sold his impressive collection of baseball memorabilia at a telephone auction co-ordinated in New York Saturday. Sheen, who decided he no longer had any need for the collection - which includes the only existing uniform worn by baseball hero TED WILLIAMS during his record breaking 1941 season - was bowled over by seeing his possessions sell for up to three times their estimated value. MARTY APPEL at LELAND'S AUCTION HOUSE in New York says, "So far, it's been a really successful auction. The majority of the items went for much more than estimated. "We even had a lot of celebrities on the phone in bidding wars for some of the more interesting pieces. " The auction is the latest in a run of good news for Sheen who was given a clean slate last month when he was set free from his probation - for alcohol and drug offenses - 71 days early.

Charlie Sheen Sells Off Baseball Memorabilia Collection

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Charlie Sheen Sells Off Baseball Memorabilia Collection
Actor Charlie Sheen is cleaning out his house and auctioning off his impressive baseball memorabilia collection. The Major League (1989) star and baseball fanatic, soon to take over from MICHAEL J. FOX on SPIN CITY, insists the sudden sale is not because he's stuck for cash - he just didn't think he needed the collection anymore. Among the exclusive items on offer are the only existing uniform worn by baseball hero TED WILLIAMS during his record breaking 1941 season and a ball autographed by seven of the eight players who conspired to throw the 1919 World Series. Sheen bought the ball in 1992 for $93, 000. The auction is to be held at Leland's auction house, New York, this Thursday and Friday.

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