Thesp added to cast of indie hockey comedy
Eugene Levy (“American Pie”) is set to star opposite Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel and Liev Schreiber in Michael Dowse’s indie laffer “Goon.”
Baruchel and Evan Goldberg penned the script, which was inspired by Doug Smith and Adam Frattasio’s book “Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey Into Minor League Hockey.”
Myriad Pictures, which handles foreign sales, will launch the pic at the American Film Market, which gets under way next week in Santa Monica. Alison Pill also stars.
“Goon” is Baruchel’s second screenplay after short “Edgar and Jane.” Goldberg, a childhood friend of Seth Rogen’s, penned “Superbad” and “Pineapple Express,” in addition to exec producing “Knocked Up.”
“Goon” is shooting in Winnipeg, Canada. Alliance has all Canadian rights to the laffer, produced by Don Carmody.
Pic revolves around a slacker and born brawler who’s invited to join a minor league hockey team. Persuaded by his best friend to accept the offer, he becomes the hero of the team — until the league’s reigning goon decides to take him down.
“Jay and Evan have written a hilarious script that is going to make an equally hilarious and very commercial film,” said Myriad CEO/prexy Kirk D’Amico.
Myriad’s AFM slate includes Kevin Spacey-Jeremy Irons-Zachary Quinto starrer “Margin Call” and Melbourne Cup drama “The Cup.”