Hockey

Don Cherry biopic to shoot in Manitoba

A biopic based on the life of former NHL coach Don Cherry is set to begin shooting next Wednesday in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba.

Don Cherry is getting his own biopic.

The outspoken former NHL coach, a mainstay of CBC's Hockey Night in Canada, will be the focus of a made-for-TV movie expected to air on the public broadcaster next year.

A publicist for the film said Thursday that Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story is set to begin shooting next Wednesday in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba.

The script is written by Cherry's son, Tim, who also serves as executive producer.

The film reportedly will include dramatizations of Cherry's boyhood in Kingston, Ont., and follow his hockey career through the minor leagues and as head coach of the Boston Bruins.

It will star Jared Keeso as Don Cherry and Sarah Manninen as his late wife, Rose.