Jul 17, 2010

This Is Our Game

It's always a celebrity hotbed, but what better way to celebrate the spirit of the city than with a hockey themed opening night. With Score: A Hockey Musical booked as the show opener, the Toronto International Film Festival will be gliding its way into Yorkville and the gossip sites.

Dubbed High School Musical meets Mighty Ducks, the film stars Noah Reid as a sheltered teen turned hockey phenomenon. Olivia Newton John and Canuck Nelly Furtado also star in the Michael McGowan-directed film.

"Score: A Hockey Musical captures key elements of Canadian identity - our passion for our national pastime, our unique musical style and our special brand of humour," said Piers Handling, TIFF director and CEO.

The trailer looks cute, but does it have the star power needed to keep TIFF on the international map? Last year's festival opened with Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly's Creation, bringing two A List stars to the heart of Toronto. With Grease still being Newton-John's claim to fame, will the paparazzi still go gaga for her? And Furtado - let's get another radio hit before we start jumping for joy.

Let's hope the George Clooney's and Jennifer Aniston's of the world don't forget about TIFF. Regardless of the city's connection to the sport, the Hollywood types prefer the glitz, glammer and boldface names.

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