Ripken going Hollywood

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TriStar Pictures on Thursday said it has named Baltimore Oriole shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. technical consultant on the upcoming TriStar Pictures project from Mandalay Entertainment, "The Fan." Mr. Ripken, who will soon break the record for consecutive games played, has already been signed on for advertising work with Nike, Chevrolet trucks and Wheaties. "The Fan" is about a sports fanatic who stalks his favorite player when the athlete falls into a career slump. "Cal's incredible career makes him uniquely suited to advise us on the rigors and pressures faced by today's star athletes," said Wendy Finerman, who's producing the film for TriStar Pictures.

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