Opening in theaters on March 30th is the new hockey comedy Goon, which was written by actor Jay Baruchel (The Sorcerer's Apprentice) and screenwriter Evan Goldberg (The Green Hornet), and directed by Michael Dowse (Take Me Home Tonight). The film stars Seann William Scott (Role Models) as a somewhat dimwitted man who becomes the enforcer for a minor league ice hockey team. The movie also features an excellent cast of supporting actors including Baruchel, Liev Schreiber (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Marc-Andre Grondin (C.R.A.Z.Y.), Alison Pill (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), David Paetkau (Final Destination 2), Kim Coates (FX's Sons of Anarchy), and Eugene Levy (Best in Show).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with actor Seann William Scott, as well as actor/screenwriter Jay Baruchel to discuss their new film Goon. Scott and Baruchel talked about the new film, their characters, Baruchel's love for the sport and his inspiration to write the script, Scott's unusual character and his approach to playing him, working with Liev Schreiber and the rivalry between their two characters, and the two actors all-time favorite sports comedies.
To watch our exclusive video interview with Seann William Scott and Jay Baruchel about Goon, please click on the video player above.
Doug Glatt (Scott), a slacker who discovers he has a talent for brawling is approached by a minor league hockey coach (Coates) and invited to join the team as the "muscle." Despite the fact that Glatt can't skate his best friend, Pat (Baruchel), convinces him to give it a shot, and Glatt becomes a hero to the team and their fans, until the league's reigning goon (Schreiber) becomes threatened by Glatt's success and decides to even the score.
Goon skates into theaters on March 30th.