Hockey Comedy Goon Trailer Released, Bruises Seann William Scott
Posted 09.15.11 by Ryan
The ice hockey comedy Goon premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last week, and the positive response prompted Magnet Releasing to pick up the distribution rights to the movie.
Goon stars Seann William Scott as a nightclub bouncer who loves to fight and joins a hockey team as their goon or enforcer, which pretty much gives Scott an excuse to check and fight opposing players with abandon. Only, like any good sports movie, Scott's presence on the down-and-out team inspires them to new heights.
To coincide with the TIFF premiere, a new international trailer has debuted for the comedy, written by actor Jay Baruchel (She's Out of My League, The Sorcerer's Apprentice), who also co-stars, and screenwriter Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Pineapple Express).
Goon was based on the book Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey written by Doug Smith and Adam Frattasio, and directed by Michael Dowse (Take Me Home Tonight). Alison Pill and Liev Schreiber co-star.