'Super 8' Star Joel Courtney Signs With CAA (Exclusive)

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The 15-year-old actor was previously with WME.

CAA has signed Super 8 star Joel Courtney.

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The actor was previously at WME but became in play when his agent, Bonnie Liedtke, left to become a manager at Principato-Young Entertainment earlier in September. He continues to be repped by Liedtke and is additionally repped by attorney Derek Kroeger.

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Courtney was part of the crop of newcomers cast by J.J. Abrams in Super 8, the June hit from Paramount which grossed $258 million worldwide, where he played the male lead of a boy coping with the death his mother while dealing with an alien running loose in his town.

The part was a launchpad for Courtney, who snagged the part of Tom Sawyer in the indie feature Tom Sawyer and Huckeberry Finn. He is currently shooting the indie drama The Healer which co-stars Isabelle Fuhrman.