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Actor Jay Baruchel will sit behind the camera and make his directorial debut on Goon: Last of the Enforcers, the sequel to the 2011 sports comedy.
Seann William Scott is set to reprise his role as hockey enforcer Doug “the Thug” Glatt in a story that sees his team, the Halifax Highlanders, reunite with a host of new players during a pro lockout.
Baruchel is actually doing triple duty on the movie. In addition to directing, will also act, returning as Glatt’s best friend and confidante. And he also worked on the script, co-writing it with Jesse Chabot.
Production is set to begin June in Toronto.
The film will be produced by David Gross, Jesse Shapira, and Jeff Arkuss of No Trace Camping and André Rouleau of Caramel Films. Evan Goldberg is executive producing.
WME Global is handling domestic rights to the movie.
Baruchel is taking over helming duties from Michael Dowse, who directed Canadian comedies Fubar and It’s All Gone Pete Tong.
Baruchel is known for his voice starring in DreamWorks’ acclaimed How to Train Your Dragon movies and for his comedies, ranging from movies such as This Is the End to television (Judd Apatow’s Undeclared). He now stars in FXX’s comedy Man Seeking Woman, which was recently picked up for a second season.
Baruchel is repped by CAA, Thruline and attorney James Feldman. Scott is repped by ICM Partners, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Sloane Offer.
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