“Queen of Ice” Oksana Baiul will star in a film about another legendary figure skater, her lawyer said Thursday.
The former Olympic gold medal figure skater is expected to play the lead in an upcoming movie about Sonja Henie, a Norwegian athlete-turned-screen siren.
Henie won a gold medal at the 1928 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland – when was a mere 15-years-old, according to Biography.com. She also won gold in 1932 and 1936, the website notes.
Baiul’s lawyer, Raymond Markovich, told several reporters that Baiul is also preparing for a live show at a new casino resort in Las Vegas.
“She’s training on the ice,” said Markovich, who was at a federal appeals court hearing on Thursday on Baiul’s lawsuit against NBC Sports.
The 39-year-old skater claims NBC sports didn’t pay her royalties from a 1994 performance “The Nutcracker on Ice.”
Manhattan Federal Judge Katherine Forrest threw out the case last year, saying Baiul in recent years “has initiated a lengthy series of frivolous actions in which she has effectively sought to sue everyone from her past based on essentially the same stale claims.”
Forrest dismissed Baiul’s suit with prejudice – meaning she can’t sue again on the same grounds.
Baiul’s lawyer is asking the the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss the case without prejudice, allowing her to pursue the claims at a later date.