All-star producers line up for Breakaway

Move over Score: A Hockey Musical. Canadian film has another hockey drama in the works with Rob Lowe, Akshay Kumar, Russell Peters, Camilla Belle and Vinay Virmani top-lining Breakaway, from indie producers Don Carmody Productions, Hari Om Entertainment, First Take Entertainment, Productions Polytechnique RP and Whizbang Films.
Russell Peters

Move over Score: A Hockey Musical.

Canadian film has another hockey drama in the works with Rob Lowe, Akshay Kumar, Russell Peters, Camilla Belle and Vinay Virmani top-lining Breakaway, from indie producers Don Carmody Productions, Hari Om Entertainment, First Take Entertainment, Productions Polytechnique RP and Whizbang Films.

The cross-cultural hockey drama set in Toronto’s Indo-Canadian community started shooting Monday under director Robert Lieberman, and portrays a hero caught between a family’s traditional demands and a dream to make it in Canada’s national sport.

Breakaway is produced by Ajay Virmani, Frank Siracusa, Paul Gross, André Rouleau and Don Carmody.

Alliance Films will release the picture in Canada, and the CBC is on board as a broadcaster.