This has been a big year for Jay Baruchel, what with him headlining three movies and all: "She's Out of My League," "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and the hugely successful "How to Train Your Dragon." He's not finished yet, though, as we've been hearing major buzz about Baruchel's hockey-themed passion project, "Goon," a film he co-wrote with "Superbad" scribe Evan Goldberg that is currently in production and rumored to be a potential darling at the American Film Market this week.
Seann William Scott stars as Doug, a small town bouncer who, after physically defending his best friend (Baruchel) at a hockey game, is recruited to play the enforcer for a minor league team, despite initial misgivings. Liev Schreiber and Alison Pill also star, with Michael Dowse directing.
MTV News chatted with Baruchel about the film and who'll be starring, and scored some exclusive photos from the flick, which you can check out by clicking on the image below.
"Doug isn't about winning," Baruchel said. "Doug is about doing what you need to do in a given time and finding what you are good at and finding what you're meant to do. In some ways it's a fairly... anti-sports movie because there's no -- well, I don't want to give too much away, but it doesn't have all the clichés that those movies usually have."
Baruchel insists the film is a hard R rating, with the perfect balance of heart, comedy and, of course, gritty brawls. Think a really violent "Happy Gilmore," with a little "Die Hard" and "The Last Boy Scout" thrown in for good measure.
"We have 55 speaking roles and 17 different fight scenes," he said. "I think that we're going to entertain people and were going to hit them in the head with a two by four, but I think more than anything people will be surprised by how moved they are by the story. I really think we've created a pretty classic character, and Seann is doing something unlike he's ever done."
"[This movie is for] guys that are sick of PG blood and just nonsense," Baruchel said of the film's target audience. "We're trying to create something real... hopefully for people that dig awesome movies. Hockey fans and f---ing fight fans."
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