LORD OF THE RINGS star Sean Astin is making a movie into TV, after signing to star in an upcoming episode of James Caan's new series Las Vegas.

Astin's character Lloyd will win $1 million (GBP550,000) playing on slot machines and attempt to sneak out of the American gambling capital without sharing it with his wife.

The episode will air on 1 March (04).

12/02/2004 02:30