Liev Schreiber Straps On His Skates For Goon
With Kevin Smith off filming Red State and leaving Hit Somebody on ice (see what I did there?), doors have been opened for the other hockey movement in development: Goon. Not to be confused with the animated movie based on the comic by Eric Powell, the film is based on the book "Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey" and already stars Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill and Marc-Andre Grondin. Now they're adding one more to the bunch.
THR reports that Liev Schreiber has joined the cast and will play Ross Reardon, a renowned brute on the ice. Set to start filming next week in Winnipeg, Canada, the project was written by Baruchel and Evan Goldberg and is being directed by Michael Dowse.
If anything, this film has one really good thing going for it: there aren't a lot of films about hockey. While anyone can spit out titles like The Mighty Ducks, Miracle or Slap Shot, eventually you just start formulating arguments for the street hockey scene on the roof of the Quick Stop in Clerks. The film has already lined up a great cast and sports one of the writers behind Pineapple Express and Superbad. This may very well be a movie to look forward to.
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