Nicholas Braun Set to Hit Somebody for Kevin Smith
11.30.10 by Ryan
Writer-director Kevin Smith announced the lead actor for his upcoming hockey movie Hit Somebody during his Hollywood Babble-on podcast (via Slashfilm). Originally Seann William Scott was thought to be cast, with Smith revealing in February that Scott had the right "voice" for the lead character Buddy. Instead, Smith announced he had cast Nicholas Braun (Sky High).
At one point it was Seann William Scott, and Seann William Scott apparently wanted to make a hockey movie real f**kin’ bad… So he went to do another one, which meant we were star-less for a while, which was totally OK by me. But then I found so much of my Hit Somebody cast while making Red State, so... the guy who’s going to play my lead, whose name is Buddy McKraken in the movie, is a fella who’s in our flick [Red State] and his name is Nicholas Braun. He’s this really great actor who I love to death and he is the perfect lead for this hockey movie, for this script, which is based on this Warren Zevon song.
With Red State wrapped, Smith is planning to shoot Hit Somebody next, starting sometime between July and September of 2011. Smith has previously revealed that he has nothing planned after Hit Somebody, but that doesn't mean he's retiring.