Extended Clip for Goon Lays It Out
02.24.12 by Jud
Up until now, the marketing effort for Goon, starring Sean William Scott, has focused on humor. But a recent clip released by Yahoo!, changes up the flow and pushes the drama. We see Scott and opposing team enforcer Liev Schriber meet in a cafe and have an intense conversation about the nature of their roles in the sport of hockey. While the dialogue is peppered with Scott's naivete, Schriber's intensity sets the tone.
So, could this be the next Slap Shot? An endearing hockey movie that fans can mythologize for the next 30 years? By Don Cherry's collar, we hope it is.
Goon follows a feckless, talentless, but big-hearted and well-meaning, bar bouncer (Scott) who finds himself thrust into the gritty, if not altogether barbaric, world of semi-professional hockey. The movie, currently On Demand and releasing in theaters March 30th, also stars Jay Baruchel, Marc-André Grondin, and Alison Pill. It is directed by Michael Dowse from a script by Baruchel and Evan Goldberg (50/50) and is based on the book Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey by Adam Frattasio.
A new trailer is also available. Check it out below.