- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Tumblr
The first trailer for Goon hits all the ice hockey clichés: fights, blood, bad teeth, boozing and screaming fans.
Seann William Scott (Stiffler from American Pie) stars as a nightclub bouncer with an affinity for fighting who joins a down-and-out hockey team to add a little punch to its step. Liev Schreiber, sporting a hefty mustache, co-stars as a rival hockey player.
The film also features Alison Pill (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy).
The film, which is based on the book Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey, screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, and was picked up by Magnet Releasing — Magnolia Pictures’ genre division. Sources say the sale is in the roughly $2 million range.
Goon is directed by Michael Dowse (Take Me Home Tonight) and written by Jay Baruchel (who starred in Tropic Thunder) and Evan Goldberg (writer, Pineapple Express and Superbad).
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day