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'LITTLE BIG LEAGUE' THROWS FIRST PITCH BEFORE THE CAMERAS IN MINNEAPOLIS

 MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- "Little Big League," a heartwarming comedy from Castle Rock Entertainment, threw its first pitch before the cameras today, Aug. 23.
 When Luke Edwards, as 12-year-old baseball fan Billy Heywood, inherits the slumping Minnesota Twins from his grandfather, Jason Robards, he becomes the youngest owner-manager in baseball history. And over the long season, he attempts to get the team to discover the child within as a formula for winning, without losing his own most cherished asset -- youth.
 Andrew Scheinman makes his directorial debut on "Little Big League" from an original screenplay by George K. Pincus and Adam Scheinman. Steve Nicolaides and Andrew Bergman are the executive producers. Mike Lobell produces. Donald Thorin serves as cinematographer.
 "Little Big League's" co-starring line-up includes Timothy Busfield, John Ashton, Dennis Farina, Kevin Dunn, Jonathan Silverman, Scott Patterson and Ashley Crow as Billy's most ardent fan, his mother.
 Jason Robards is one of the most acclaimed American actors of his time. He has won Academy Awards as Best Supporting Actor for "Julia" and "All The President's Men." His other impressive credits include: "Parenthood," "Melvin and Howard," "Max Dugan Returns," "Tender is the Night" and "A Thousand Clowns."
 Luke Edwards is only 13 years-old, but he already has several notable films to his credit. He has starred in "Newsies," "Guilty By Suspicion" and "The Wizard." On television he starred in the series "Davis Rules" as well as the television movie "I Know My First Name is Steven."
 Andrew Scheinman is stepping up to the directorial plate for the first time on "Little Big League," but he is no rookie to fine filmmaking. He is a partner in Castle Rock Entertainment and has produced such distinguished films as "A Few Good Men," "When Harry Met Sally," "Stand By Me," "Princess Bride" and "Misery." He is also involved in Castle Rock's television activities, serving as executive producer on the company's NBC hit series "Seinfeld."
 Executive Producer Nicolaides' impressive credits include "Poetic Justice," "A Few Good Men," "Boyz in the Hood," "Misery" and "When Harry Met Sally."
 Executive Producer Bergman has written and directed such original comedies as "Honeymoon in Vegas," "The Freshman" and "So Fine." His screenwriting credits include "Blazing Saddles," "Fletch" and "The In- Laws." With partner Lobell, he produced "White Fang," "Chances Are" and the upcoming "Undercover Blues."
 Producer Lobell has produced such memorable films as "Honeymoon in Vegas," "The Freshman," "White Fang," "Chances Are," "The Journey of Natty Gann" and "So Fine."
 "Little Big League" strikes at the heart of anyone who's closed their eyes and hit a game-winning home run or root root rooted for their home team. It will be released by Columbia Pictures.
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 /CONTACT: Shelley Kirkwood, 612-349-9282, or John DeSimio, 310-285-2339, both of Castle Rock; or Kim Reed of Burson-Marsteller Entertainment, 213-251-4638, for Castle Rock/


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