Director Kevin Smith's new film Cop Out hits theaters this coming weekend and he's looking towards one of his stars for that film to star in his next film. NHL.com is reporting that actor Seann William Scott will play the lead role in Smith's new film project, Hit Somebody.

Scott will play the main character Buddy, a rough-and-tumble hockey enforcer who excels at fighting but tries to improve the rest of his game so he can score just one goal in a game. Here's an excerpt from the site's article.

Seann, for me, was the key into the character," Smith told NHL.com. "I had all the elements in place, and the one thing I was missing was the personality. Generally I like to write to a voice, but I didn't know who that voice was or what that voice could be. And then after spending all the time with Seann on this movie, he's pitch perfect. He is that guy.

"This dude has something in him that you can just see hangs so well on Buddy. He's got some pain that's going to work out well. More importantly he has so much love in his heart. Seann Scott is such an ebullient, happy person who's just happy to be there. And on (Cop Out) you could see it. On our set the guy is just so delighted to be working, to be making people laugh. But he's always dismissed as Stifler. ... This is his chance to shine."

It was also said that the script still isn't ready yet and that Scott hasn't officially signed a contract to star in the film, but it seems that is just a formality at this point.

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"Once I get going I could probably write it in less than a month, because it's all right here at the top of my throat, ready to go, and in my heart," Smith said. "In my heart of hearts I know it's Seann, it's so easy to go. Just easy to skate all-out when you have a voice in your head and I have his voice well in my head."

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