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Liev Schreiber joins 'Goon' cast

Actor will play hockey player Ross Reardon in comedy

TORONTO -- Liev Schreiber is sharpening his skates for the indie hockey comedy "Goon."

Schreiber will play the legendary hockey tough guy Ross Reardon in the theatrical comedy by Canadian director Michael Dowse that starts shooting in Winnipeg next week.

Also lacing up for "Goon" is Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill and Marc-Andre Grondin.

Baruchel and Evan Goldberg ("Superbad") wrote the script for the movie, which is loosely based on the book "Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey," by Doug Smith and Adam Frattasio.

The film is produced by Baruchel, Don Carmody, David Gross and Jesse Shapira.

Alliance Films will release the indie comedy in Canada.