Three years after plans were first announced for a sequel to the 2012 hockey comedy Goon, the follow-up Goon: Last of the Enforcers is moving forward with Jay Baruchel coming aboard to make his directorial debut. The actor will also reprise his role from Goon as Ryan, along with Seann William Scott as hockey enforcer Doug Glatt, with the director also co-writing the screenplay with Jesse Chabot. Jay Baruchel co-wrote the script for the original Goon with Evan Goldberg, who is serving as an executive producer on the sequel.
The original Goon followed bouncer Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott), whose powerful fighting skills land him as an enforcer for the Halifax Highlanders, despite his lack of other hockey skills, such as skating and puck-handling. The sequel will follow the Highlanders, who reunite with a group of new players during a pro hockey lockout. It isn't known if any other original Goon stars such as Alison Pill, Liev Schreiber, Eugene Levy, Marc-André Grondin and Kim Coates will reprise their roles for the sequel.
David Gross, Jesse Shapira and Jeff Arkuss of No Trace Camping are producing alongside André Rouleau of Caramel Films. Production is scheduled to begin next month in Toronto. Jay Baruchel previously directed an episode of Trailer Park Boys, and he will next be seen on the big screen in Aloha, arriving in theaters May 29. He also stars in the FXX comedy series Man Seeking Woman, which was picked up for a second season.