Olivia Newton-John to play hockey mom

Canadian drama 'Score: A Hockey Musical'

TORONTO -- Hockey mom Sarah Palin, move over.

Olivia Newton-John ("Grease," "Glee") is set to endure stale coffee and frozen feet at the local hockey arena to star in "Score: A Hockey Musical," Michael McGowan's music-driven drama about Canada's national sport.

Newton-John and Canadian songwriter Marc Jordan will play the highbrow parents of a teen hockey phenom who goes from zero to hero on the ice in a matter of weeks.

Newton-John and Jordan will also co-write and perform a song for the Canadian indie movie's end credits

Also top-lining "Score: A Hockey Musical" is Noah Reid, Dave Bidini, Hawksley Workman, Stephen McHattie and Allie MacDonald.

The Mulmur Feed Co. picture, written and directed by McGowan and the follow-up to his 2008 boxoffice hit "One Week, will shoot from Feb. 1 to March 8 in Toronto.

McGowan and Avi Federgreen are producing.

Mongrel Media plans a late 2010 Canadian theatrical release.
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