Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel in 'Goon'
Alison Pill, Marc-Andre Grondin also join indie hockey movieSeann William Scott and Jay Baruchel are lacing up their skates for "Goon," an indie hockey comedy.
Alison Pill and Marc-Andre Grondin are jumping onto the ice for the movie, which begins shooting in Winnipeg mid-October with Michael Dowse behind the camera.
Baruchel and Evan Goldberg, the frequent collaborator of Seth Rogen, wrote the script, inspired by the book "Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey" written by Doug Smith and Adam Frattasio.
Baruchel is also a producer on the project, which is being produced by DCP Productions' Don Carmody along with David Gross and Jesse Shapira.
"Goon" centers on Doug Glatt, a bouncer (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.
Baruchel is Glatt's best friend. Pill plays the female lead role of while Grondin plays a French-Canadian star hockey player.
ICM-repped Scott last starred opposite Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan in Kevin Smith's "Cop Out." He just wrapped "Harry Birthday," Brett Ratner's segment of the shorts-oriented comedy from Relativity, and recently formed Elephant Production with Steve Conrad.
Baruchel, repped by CAA and Thruline, starred in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and voiced the lead character in the animated film "How to Train Your Dragon."
Pill, repped by WME and the Burstein Co., was seen in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" and also appeared in "The Pillars of the Earth" miniseries. Grondin, repped by ICM and Thruline, is best known for starring in the award-winning Canadian movie "C.R.A.Z.Y."