Jay Baruchel Working on Canadian Hockey Comedy 'Goon' Sequel
TORONTO - The Jay Baruchel-starrer Goon is headed to a sequel.
Baruchel this week confirmed on Twitter that he’s at work on a script for Goon 2 with Jesse Chabot.
“Please know this: Goon is pretty close to sacred for all of us involved and we would only be entertaining the idea of continuing the saga if we were all equally convinced that Doug, Laflamme, Stevesy, the Russians, Rolie, Ogilvy Belchy and Eva were only getting started,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
Baruchel co-wrote the original Goon script with Evan Goldberg, who will share producer credits on the sequel.
And Michael Dowse is likely to return as director of the local hockey comedy from indie producers Don Carmody, David Gross and Jesse Shapira.
Goon portrayed Doug Glatt, a bouncer played by Seann William Scott, who has been touched by the fist of God. Upon discovering both his right hook and skates, he joins a downtrodden hockey team and inspires them into new heights.
The Canadian indie also starred Liev Schreiber, Alison Pill and Marc-Andre Grondin.
Alliance Films, which released the original picture in Canada, Magnolia Pictures' Magnet division, the U.S. distributor, and Entertainment One, which did well with Goon in Britain, are all understood to be eyeing the likely sequel.