Two New Posters for Hockey Comedy GOON

     September 9, 2011


Two new posters have been released for the hockey comedy Goon. The film centers on a bouncer who discovers his talent for both skating and fighting and joins a downtrodden hockey team. Seann William Scott plays the lead role, with Liev Schreiber, Jay Baruchel, Eugene Levy and Alison Pill rounding out the cast. Baruchel co-wrote the script with Evan Goldberg, with Michael Dowse (Take Me Home Tonight) directing.

Hit the jump to see the posters, which feature the bloodied faces of Scott and Schreiber. Goon will screen as part of the Toronto Film Festival that kicked off yesterday.

Here are the posters (via JoBlo):



Here’s the synopsis:

Goon is the story of Doug Glatt, a down-on-his-luck bouncer, who’s been touched by the fist of God. Upon discovering both his right hook and skates, he joins a hockey team destined for the cellar and inspires them into the playoffs.

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  • JLC

    Good thing they decided not to go forward with that remake of Slap Shot. Oh, wait….

  • Brownstone87

    Wasn’t SWS supposed to star in Keven Smith’s Hit Somebody? This movie has almost the exact same premise

  • MoJoJoJo

    I don’t know about this one, I guess I’ll find out what the tone of the movie is gonna be, but this makes me feel like it will be an over the top Slapshot.

    The premise of Hit Somebody is similar I believe only in as much as it involves Hockey. The main character is a goon as well but I don’t believe he has a magic right hook. It’s based off of “The Hockey Song” by Warren Zevon, and that gives a pretty good synopsis.(Though I know they changed some things.)

    Judging by Red State, if Smith can tone down his propensity for reeeeeeaaaaallly Long speeches and humor at inappropriate times, it could make a great movie.

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  • danno

    Not a slap shot remake. This based on a true story about a kid who boxed, but never played hockey. After watching some Hockey Fight tapes he set his mind to becoming a goon. Didn’t put on skates until he was 19. It’s a funny story (being lapped by the goalie at his first camp).
    The book is called “GOON” as well. You can get it off Amazon. Funny stuff. Lots of insight into the world of hockey fighters.