While it still has release no release date, the Canadian film Goon will begin production on October 18.
The film will be shot in Winnipeg. Moreover, this comedy was written by Jay Baruchel (Tropic Thunder) and Evan Goldberg (Superbad). The director will be Michael Dowse (Fubar).
The story is an adaptation of the biographic book Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey, which was written by Adam Frattasio and Doug Smith. The film will be based on Smith's life and he'll be played by Seann William Scott (American Pie).
Scott plays a bouncer who dreams of making it to the NHL even though he started to learn how to skate at the age of 19. His first step will consist in integrating a minor hockey league. In order to keep his dream alive, Doug will rely on his fighting skills.
The film also stars Jay Baruchel, Liev Schreiber (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Alison Pill (Milk) and Marc-André Grondin (The Chameleon).