Seann William Scott and Jay Baruchel have joined forces for the upcoming indie comedy Goon, which takes place inside the world of Minor League Hockey. According to The Hollywood Report, Alison Pill and Marc-André Grondin have also come aboard the project.
Jay Baruchel wrote the screenplay with Evan Goldberg, inspired by the Doug Smith and Adam Frattasio non-fiction book Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey. The story will follow perpetual loser Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott, a bouncer who overcomes immense odds to lead a ragtag team of underperforming Minor League Hockey players to semi-pro glory. And it is said that Glatt beats the hell out of anything standing in his way, having recently been touched by the 'fist of god'.
Jay Baruchel is set to play Glatt's best friend, Alison Pill will play the girlfriend, and Marc-André Grondin will play a French-Canadian hockey star. The film begins shooting in Winnipeg in Mid-October with Michael Dowse at the helm.