Furtado has a cameo in the movie, which stars Olivia Newton-John and singer/songwriter Marc Jordan (“Rhythm of My Heart”), newcomers Noah Reid and Allie MacDonald, with cameos by artists Hawksley Workman and John McDermott, journalists George Stroumboulopoulos and Evan Solomon, sports anchor Stephen Kouleas, hockey’s Walter Gretzky and star Theo Fleury.
Score: A Hockey Musical – trailer (2010)
“Score: A Hockey Musical,” which premiered on the opening night of last month’s Toronto International Film Festival, is a movie which combines musical numbers with Canada’s national sport; it’s now in theaters across Canada and the companion soundtrack is out, as well.
Along with Nelly Furtado’s cover of the Rush song, the album includes 20 original songs by Barenaked Ladies, Hawksley Workman, Olivia Newton-John, Marc Jordan and Amy Sky, with lyrics by filmmaker Michael McGowan.
The film tells the story of Farley, a teenage hockey phenomenon (Reid). Much to the dismay of his intellectual parents (Newton-John and Jordan) and best friend (MacDonald), Farley goes from obscurity to overnight fame. But Farley finds that hockey stardom comes with a price – including the expectation to fight. Unlike other musicals, the lyrics (by McGowan) drive the plot.
The cast also includes Stephen McHattie (Watchmen, The Rocket) as the team owner, John Pyper-Ferguson (Hard Core Logo, TV’s Brothers & Sisters) as the coach, Brandon Firla (TV’s Little Mosque on the Prairie) as an agent, Dru Viergever as Farley’s enforcer, John Robinson as the team trainer, and Gianpaolo Venuta as a would-be suitor.
Shot on location in Toronto, "Score: A Hockey Musical" is directed by Michael McGowan (One Week, Saint Ralph), who also wrote the script and song lyrics.
Furtado was recently inducted into Canada’s Walk Of Fame in Toronto.
Nelly Furtado – Time Stand Still
Ravina Music Festival – Chicago, IL - September 3, 2010
Nelly Furtado – Time Stand Still (2010)
Rush – Time Stand Still (1987)