Eugene Levy Supports Hockey Fighting By Joining Goon

Eugene Levy is one of those actors whose performance is entirely dependent upon what particular film he's in that week. Like a cocky high school soccer team he always plays down to his competition, but when the material is there, or at the very least Christopher Guest is involved, you can count of him for a few funny scenes. Or at least that's what the new Jay Baruchel/ Evan Goldberg comedy Goon is hoping for.

According to Variety, the hockey flick which already boasts Seann William Scott and Liev Schreiber is filming up in Winnipeg, and Eugene Levy has just signed on to play a yet-to-be-revealed part. The story, based on a similarly titled memoir, follows a brawler who unexpected joins a local minor league hockey team and finds near instant success, at least until the league's resident goon comes gunning for him.

I'm torn. While I have to support nearly any film made about hockey on principle (because hockey is awesome), I'm a little concerned because Slap Shot, the greatest sports movie of all-time, also charts the story of minor league brawlers. Still with an excellent cast and a screenplay penned by Seth Rogae's writing partner, I will certainly go out of my way to find Goon when it shows up in theaters.

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