Taylor Firth to star in 'Ice Castles'

Donale Wrye taps figure skater for remake of 1978 film

Figure skater Taylor Firth will play the starring role in Donald Wrye's remake of 1978's "Ice Castles," which has begun filming in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The love story set in the world of competitive figure skating also stars Rob Mayes, Henry Czerny and figure skater Molly Oberstar. Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan will appear in a cameo in the film.

The film is being produced by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group's Stage 6 Films in association with Jaffe/Braunstein Entertainment and Magic Rock Prods.

Wrye, who directed the original film, is also handling the remake, which is being produced by Michael Mahoney. Exec producers are Michael Jaffe and Howard Braunstein.