In this video, Canadian actor Jay Baruchel talks about his first film as a scripted film, Goon. The film's release date has yet to be announced.
The film is currently in production in Winnipeg. Moreover, Evan Goldberg (Superbad) co-wrote the story with Baruchel. 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).