Nicholas Braun Talks Kevin Smith’s Hockey Film HIT SOMEBODY

     March 23, 2012


On March 21st, Collider was invited along with a handful of other outlets to the set of the new CBS Films comedy Get A Job, directed by Dylan Kidd (Rodger Dodger) and following four recent college graduates (played by Miles Teller, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Brandon T. Jackson and Nicholas Braun) who discover that their lofty expectations and the realities of adulthood are two very different things.

While we’ll post what he had to say about making that film closer to its release, which is expected to be sometime next year, we did want to share what actor Nicholas Braun had to say about his lead role in Kevin Smith’s hockey film Hit Somebody.  Check out what he had to say about the script after the jump:

nicholas-braunHave you gotten to read Kevin Smith’s script for Hit Somebody yet?

NICHOLAS BRAUN: Yeah. Well, I read it when it was going to be two movies. I read the first 150 pages of what he had when it was going to be probably 250 total. He was going to break it into two movies. It was amazing. It was a beautiful piece of writing. It wasn’t all funny. It was this hockey lore. It was this legend of hockey, including flashbacks to when hockey was first invented. It’s this love letter to hockey, from Kevin, with the backdrop of this Canadian farm boy turned hockey player, except he’s terrible. He just beats the shit out of people.

kevin-smith-hit-somebodyIs that the one that Seann William Scott was supposed to do?

BRAUN: Yeah.

Is he still going to do it?

BRAUN: No, he’s not doing it. He took Goon, so he couldn’t do this. But, I can’t wait to get started. I’m not exactly sure when we’re going to start. But, I couldn’t believe it when I read it. I was like, “Holy shit!” This is going to be Kevin’s finest, I think.

Didn’t he say he’s done making movies after that?

BRAUN: I think it’s going to be his last, yeah. We’ll see. I hope not.

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