Terry Fox doc headed to TIFF

'In the Wind' to have world premiere at fest before ESPN run

TORONTO -- NBA star-turned-filmmaker Steve Nash's documentary about Canadian hero Terry Fox appears headed next month to the Toronto International Film Festival for a world premiere.

Nash told the Globe and Mail newspaper on the weekend that "In the Wind," his chronicle of cancer victim Terry Fox's 1980's run across Canada on one leg will debut in Toronto before airing on ESPN as part of its "30 for 30" strand.

A sudden return of cancer forced Terry Fox to abandon his cross-country Marathon of Hope. His death nine months later immortalized the young athlete as a national hero.

"In the Wind" was made by indie producer Meathawk, which is owned and operated by Nash and Ezra Howard.

Fox's story was earlier captured by the 1983 HBO and CTV TV movie "The Terry Fox Story," and a 2005 Canadian TV movie for CTV, "Terry," produced by Shaftesbury Films.