Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Atwood Warms Up Her Vocal Chords

It seems that acclaimed author Margaret Atwood is sharing more than her talent for the written word with her fans these days. She's also spreading the love through song as a contributor to the upcoming Canadian film "Score: A Hockey Musical."

Torontolife.com has the scoop:
Margaret Atwood has joined the growing list of Canadian celebrities set to appear in the upcoming movie Score: A Hockey Musical, and thank heavens, yes, she’ll be singing. This isn’t the first time Atwood has gone on film to show her love of the good ol’ hockey game—remember her celebrity tip segment from Rick Mercer’s Monday Report where she dressed up as a goalie? N0? A reminder, at [bottom].

Set for an October release, Score follows a teenage hockey star’s ascent to fame (Olivia Newton-John plays the boy’s sports-averse mom). Directed by Michael McGowan (One Week), the film is the cinematic equivalent of a Canadian tourism commercial or the Olympic closing ceremonies in Vancouver, with appearances by Nelly Furtado, George Stroumboulopoulos, Hawksley Workman, Walter Gretzky, Theo Fleury, Dave Bidini, Alex Tagliani, Eddie Shack and Dan Hill. And by appearances, we assume brief cameos during the finale. Hopefully, this ode to our national sport will fare better than the last attempt to bring the Leafs and Hockey
Night in Canada to international audiences. For one thing, Mike Myers isn’t attached to the film. Yet.

I saw this article and laughed out loud, so I just had to share it...even if it only entertains me and my dear friend Marie ;)

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