Breaking Sports

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

nhl- Vinny plays Beliveau

from the Tampa Tribune, Locked-out Lightning star Vinny Lecavalier may have found a summer gig.
The World Cup MVP was chosen to portray his childhood idol, former Canadiens great Jean Beliveau, in an upcoming movie about Maurice "The Rocket'' Richard. Other NHLers involved include Ian Laperierre, Stephane Quintal, Mike Ricci, Sean Avery, Pascal Dupuis and Phillipe Suave.
The movie is to be filmed in Montreal and Quebec and should be released in Quebec theaters in November. However, because of production delays, Lecavalier may have to opt out.
Lecavalier, who wears No. 4 on his jersey in honor of Beliveau, also had a cameo appearance along with Brad Richards in "The Punisher,'' which was filmed in Tampa.