Today, it was announced at Canada's Hockey Hall of Fame that the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival's opening film will be none other than the Canadian film Score: A Hockey Musical. Moreover, this film by director Michael McGowan (One Week) will hit Canada's theatres on October 2.
In this film, Olivia Newton-John (Grease) and songwriter Marc Jordan both play the parents of a teenager (Noah Reid). This kid's mom home-schools him, feeds him with organic foods, takes him to the art gallery and becomes dismayed when he reveals a love for Canada's most popular sport (i.e. hockey) even though he has never played in an organized league. Moreover, with his talent, this kid will get out of obscurity to become a hockey celebrity overnight.
The film also stars singer Nelly Furtado, as a hockey fanatic, Stephen McHattie, Dru Viergever, Hawksley Workman, Dave Bidini, John Pyper-Ferguson, Wesley Morgan, George Stroumboulopoulos, Brandon Firla, John Robinson, Marc Trottier, Allie MacDonald, Gianpaolo Venuta, Colin Pitts, Hawksley Workman, Theoren Fleury, Walter Gretzky and Chris Ratz.
Finally, the Toronto International Film Festival will be held from September 9 to 19.