Watch: First Official Trailer for TIFF Hockey Comedy 'Goon' Unleashed
"Oh boy… this has all the elements of a sports masterpiece!" This looks awesome, even more so if you're from Canada. An official Canadian trailer for Goon, a hockey comedy that premiered at TIFF this week, has been unveiled via YouTube. Goon stars Jay Baruchel, Seann William Scott, Liev Schreiber and Alison Pill and is simply a comedy about an "outcast" bouncer named Doug Glatt (Scott) who finally makes his way into semi-pro hockey, "beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way." I haven't seen it yet, but Steve from Collider did and had some great things to say about it. Check out this first trailer below!
Watch the first official trailer for Michael Dowse's Goon, embedded via YouTube:
Acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Michael Dowse (Fubar, Fubar 2, It's All Gone Pete Tong) returns with his latest, Goon, a raucous, hilarious take on Canada's one true national obsession — hockey — and the divisive topic of violence in the game. Co-written by Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Pineapple Express, Green Hornet), based on the novel Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey, the film is the Canadian comedy counterpart to Jimi Hendrix's version of the "The Star Spangled Banner": sacreligious, twisted and, somehow, perversely patriotic. The film had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Fest this month and was acquired by Magnet Releasing very recently for distribution in the US.