The Cuban/Wagner Company’s Magnet Releasing, genre arm to Magnolia Pictures, announced today that they have taken US rights to Michael Dowse’s raucous hockey comedy Goon. Starring Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Liev Schreiber and Alison Pill, Goon was written by Baruchel with Superbad and Pineapple Express scribe Evan Goldberg. The movie is described as follows:
GOON is the story of Doug Glatt (Scott), a dumb but loveable bar bouncer plucked from obscurity to be the enforcer for a minor league hockey team. In the tradition of great sports comedies like Slapshot, GOON delivers bone crunching action and laughs in equal measure.
Said Magnolia/Magnet President Eamonn Bowles: “‘Goon’ is a pucking blast. It’s a complete crowd pleaser that has all the elements of a future comedy classic.” Magnet plans an early 2012 theatrical release as part of Magnolia’s Ultra VOD program.
An international trailer for the comedy has also come online which you can watch by clicking here.