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VAN DAMME GIVES A DARN ABOUT HOCKEY IN NEW ROLE

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What if you went to a hockey game and a movie broke out? Kickboxer-turned-actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is about to find out.

Van Damme is using hockey as a backdrop for his newest move, "Arena."Pittsburgh Penguins owner Howard Baldwin developed the script, which is about - surprise! - an outbreak of violence that threatens the National Hockey League finals.

The movie will be filmed in Pittsburgh beginning in August.

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