Terry Sawchuk was one of the greatest goalies to ever play in the NHL. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native joined the Detroit Red Wings during the 1949-50 season and went on to win 501 career games (447 during the regular season and 54 in the playoffs), posted 115 shutouts (103 during the regular season and 12 in the playoffs) and won the Stanley Cup four times during his 21-year career.

The Hockey Hall of Fame inductee experienced just about everything during his impressive career and now there’s a movie being made in his honour. The hockey biopic based on Sawchuk’s life will be called ‘Goalie’ and the role of the legendary netminder will be played by Mark O’Brien, who is also serving as an executive producer on the project.

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The film is based in part on the book of poetry “Night Work” by Randall Maggs and “Sawchuk: The Troubles and Triumphs of the World’s Greatest Goalie” by David Dupuis and is being directed by Canadian Adriana Maggs. While there is no set release date just yet for the film, they’ve already started filming in Sudbury and recently revealed some of the supporting cast members, including Kevin Pollak who will play Jack Adams and Georgina Reilly who will play Pat Milford.

(H/T Deadline)