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.Read More
Jay Baruchel has signed on to star in the Stephen King adaptation The Ten O'Clock People. The project once had Justin Long and Rachel Nichols attached to star back in 2012, but they are no longer involved.
The story centers on a man named Brandon Pearson (Jay Baruchel), who takes a cessation drug to try and quit smoking. When he starts smoking again with the drug still in his system, it triggers a side effect where Brandon can see that several authority figures are actually monsters.Read More
Jay Baruchel has signed on to star in the Untitled Cameron Crowe Project for Columbia Pictures.
The story centers on a defense contractor (Bradley Cooper) who is overseeing the launch of a weapons satellite in Hawaii. He ends up falling for an Air Force pilot (Emma Stone) while they secretly plan to sabotage the launch. The story also features mysterious island forces and a talking computer. Jay Baruchel is playing the contractor's step brother, with Rachel McAdams, Danny McBride and Alec Baldwin also set to star.Read More
http://movieweb.com/person/jay-baruchel/Jay Baruchel has revealed plans for Goon 2, a sequel to Michael Dowse's indie hit comedy film Goon. The actor shared the news with all of his followers on Twitter. He will be writing the sequel with Jesse Chabot.
The original starred Seann William Scott and centered on an ex-bouncer that leads a mediocre semi-pro hockey team to victory. The film was based on a book by Adam Frattasio and Doug Smith titled Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey.Read More
The sport of hockey isn't one often showcased in American cinema, although it has given us such gems as the 70s comedy Slap Shot and the 2004 drama Miracle. It might sound odd that a movie dubbed Goon is actually a wonderful hybrid of Slap Shot laughs and Miracle inspiration, but it is just that, and then some. Goon is based on the true story of Doug Smith (whose real-life hockey fights you see over the end credits), who literally fought his way through the Canadian minor league hockey system despite the fact that he could hardly skate and shoot... but he could fight. Seann William Scott stars as Doug Glatt, a bouncer with a knack for knocking people out, despite being one of the nicest guys around, who gets the chance of a lifetime to be a hockey enforcer, as he rises through the hockey ranks, one fight at a time.
I had the chance to sit down with Seann William Scott and his co-star Jay Baruchel, who plays Doug's loudmouth best friend Ryan and also co-wrote the film with Evan Goldberg, for an exclusive interview about this fantastic comedy on ice. Take a look at what they had to say.Read More
Dimension Films announced that it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the heist comedy The Black Marks from Darius Films starring Kurt Russell (Death Proof), Matt Dillon (Crash, There's Something About Mary) and Jay Baruchel (Knocked Up). The film is written and directed by Jonathan Sobol (A Beginner's Guide to Endings). The announcement was made today by Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company.
Crunch Calhoun (Russell), a third rate motorcycle daredevil and semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get back into the con game and pull off just one more lucrative art theft with his untrustworthy brother Nicky (Dillon). Crunch reassembles the old team and comes up with a plan to steal a priceless historical book, but the successful heist leads to another, far riskier, plan devised by Nicky. What the brothers don't realize is they each have their own agenda and their plan goes awry in this con movie about brotherhood, honor and revenge.Read More
Jay Baruchel has signed onto headline The Rebel Kind, from writer-director Reginald Harkema.
This music biography will be based on John "Buck Cherry" Armstrong's memoir of the same name, which chronicles his time as the frontman for The Modernettes. The movie will follow the rise of the burgeoning Vancouver punk-rock scene as one successful band throws in the towel after succumbing to their sudden super stardom.Read More