Kevin Smith has revealed in a Tweet that Kyle Gallner will play a "Gretzky-like character" in his next film, Hit Somebody, via Cinema Blend.

Hit Somebody tells the story of a hockey player with a talent for fighting, and is based on the song of the same name by Warren Zevon, which was written by Mitch Albom.

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Kyle Gallner's role as this Gretzky-like character will be someone early in their career. The moment reportedly takes place about 3/4ths into the film. On a podcast, Kevin Smith called it "the lynchpin" for the main character Buddy McKracken. The Gretzky-like character is everything McKracken wants to be.

Kevin Smith will shoot the movie sometime between July and September.