Train heroes, including Anthony Sadler, to play themselves in upcoming film

Anthony Sadler’s year keeps getting better. First, it was announced that none other than Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood would direct the film adaptation of “15:17 to Paris,” a book about a terror attack aboard a French train that was thwarted by Sadler and his two friends, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone.

Then in May, Sadler walked across the stage at Golden 1 Center and officially became a Sacramento State alumnus.

Now, he and his friends are about to be movie stars.

Eastwood has cast Sadler, Skarlatos, and Stone as themselves in the upcoming film, Warner Bros. Studios announced today. The film will also feature actors Jenna Fischer, Judy Greer, and Ray Corasani.

You can read more at the Sacramento Bee. And be sure to enjoy our video from Sadler’s graduation.

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Former Hornet sports stars generating buzz

Stingers up for two former Hornet athletes who are making news this week! Eric Stuteville became the first former Sacramento State basketball player to play in an NBA Summer League game when he suited up Sunday for the Sacramento Kings. The moment was acknowledge via Twitter by the men’s basketball program and subsequently covered by the Sacramento Bee.

The Orangeville native started all 31 games at center for Sac State last season.

Back East, a former Hornet is generating buzz on the basepaths: NBC Sports Philadelphia reports that it is “only a matter of time” before Rhys Hoskins, a first baseman who started 59 games for Sac State during his final season, is called up to the major league Philadelphia Phillies. Hopkins was the Phillies’ fourth-round draft pick in 2014, the fourth-highest drafted player in program history.

Alumnus Daniel Hahn set to become next Sacramento police chief

Daniel Hahn ’95 (Marketing), grew up in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood and rose through the ranks as an officer and captain with the Sacramento Police Department. Now, he’s set to return to his hometown as the city’s first African American police chief.

Hahn has conditionally accepted an offer to assume the department’s top job, pending a background check and certification, The Sacramento Bee reported last week. Since 2011, he has served as the police chief in nearby Roseville.

“I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to serve the community and police department that has given so much to me,” Hahn told the Bee.

In a subsequent column, the Bee’s Marcos Breton documented Hahn’s rise from a young Oak Park resident — who was arrested briefly at the age of 16 — raised by a single mother, to a reluctant college student who never envisioned a career in law enforcement, to a respected police official set to take the reins at his hometown department.

“What Hahn didn’t realize then was that a community of people was growing around him,” Breton wrote. “What he didn’t realize then was that his connection to community in Sacramento would become his life’s calling. That community of people would keep him in law enforcement for good. It would correct him when he needed correcting, and it would fill him with the belief that law enforcement was about community. And yes, Hahn’s connection to Oak Park and Sacramento would be the primary reason for his selection as chief.”

Hahn is the latest in a long line of Hornets serving in law enforcement leadership positions, a list that includes former Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones. He also will become the third consecutive Sacramento police chief to be “Made at Sac State”: Both former Chief Sam Somers Jr. ’88 (Criminal Justice) and current Interim Chief Brian Louie ’12 (Criminal Justice) are Sac State alums.