NEWTON, N.J., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- For Kurt Russell, starring in the new hockey film "Miracle" had a lot to do with being in the right place at the right time.
In a recent phone interview with United Press International's Karen Butler, the 52-year-old actor explained how his family temporarily moved to Vancouver so Wyatt, his son by Goldie Hawn, could play junior-league hockey.
"It was kind of serendipitous," Russell noted.
"I was up there when I got the script and I said: 'You know what? If you could come up here and take a look at Vancouver and Vancouver could work for you to shoot it here, that would mean a lot to me towards wanting to do this movie,'" he recalled. "And meeting (director) Gavin O'Connor and realizing how he wanted to do the movie and the way he was going to go about doing the movie, I did get excited about it then ... "
Due out later this month, "Miracle" is the true story of Herb Brooks (played by Russell,) the hockey player-turned-coach who guided the 1980 U.S. Olympic team to victory over the Russians.