Famous for her role as Winnie Cooper in Fred Savage’s “The Wonder Years” mathematician Danica McKellar is set to star with Kenneth Mitchell and Olympic speed-skating champion Apolo Ohno in “Tasmanian Devil” a Syfy network movie.

Production of the movie began in British Columbia this morning the Hollywood Reporter reports.

The move centers on base jumpers in a Tasmanian national park who chase Tasmanian Devils. These fierce bear-sized animals protect the land from intruders.



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McKellar was most recently in the press due to her role in “Iron Man 2” but also for making maths interesting for adults. The genius released a book of  maths for adults, posing for some fairly risqué photos too.

Of her book she said “Let's make math fun and sexy and glamorous. Smart is sexy, that's one of my main messages."

Her new costar Kenneth Mitchell played Deputy Mayor Eric Green on the post-apocalyptic series "Jericho”. Ohno, who won gold medals at both the 2002 and 2006 Olympic games, has dabbled in show-business matters, having won season four of "Dancing With the Stars" with partner Julianne Hough.

The movie is set to premiere in 2012.