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Movie in the works about WHA and Gordie Howe's stint in the league

Producers Howard and Karen Baldwin announced the project Monday night, the 60th anniversary of Howe's first NHL goal. The Baldwins will produce the movie with David E. Kelley, who will oversee the script. Howe will be an executive producer, along with Mike Ilitch Jr., whose family owns the Detroit Red Wings.

"The World Hockey Association was part of my life growing up," Kelley said in a statement. "Gordie Howe has always been an idol, so this project has special meaning for me."

The film will focus on the 1973-74 WHA season, when at 44, Howe returned to pro hockey after two years in retirement and played on the same team as his sons, Mark and Marty. The elder Howe led the Houston Aeros to the championship and was named the league's MVP.

"I am really excited that this film has come to fruition," Howe said. "The thrill of playing with my two sons that first year in Houston could only be surpassed by telling the story on the big screen."

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