Pam from “The Office” Will Play MN Hockey Mom in New Movie
A new movie about hockey in Minnesota's Iron Range is set to start filming in February and will feature "The Office" star Jenna Fischer.
Since late 2018, an independent feature film titled Way of the Warrior has been raising funds for production. Now, the film -- set in Minnesota -- is ready to begin filming.
According to the film's website, Way of the Warrior is "an inspirational sports and family drama that is centered around high school hockey on the Iron Range in Northern Minnesota." The film follows the story of a small mining town in Northern Minnesota where hockey is life. As local hockey parallels the town's highs and lows of a perishing mining industry, head hockey coach Jake Murray feels the pressure of leading a winning team that includes his two sons amidst calls from the community for his firing as coach. The film -- directed by Lee Kirk -- features Kirk's wife Jenna Fischer who plays the lead character's Minnesota hockey mom wife.
The film is being compared to others like Hoosiers, Friday Night Lights and Remember the Titans. According to the Star Tribune, Way of the Warrior will begin filming in February in many locations that North Country 15 years before filmed, including Eveleth, Minn., Virginia, Minn., the Thunderbird Mine and a number of hockey rinks around the state including the Range, Duluth and St. Paul.
Maybe Fischer -- who's a St. Louis Blues hockey fan -- will even become a Wild fan when it's all over!