According to The Hollywood Reporter, Elisha Cuthbert (The Girl Next Door, “Happy Endings”) is set to join Seann William Scott in the sequel to 2011’s cult hit comedy Goon, titled Goon: Last of the Enforcers, which will enter production this month in Toronto. Liev Schreiber and Alison Pill are also set to reprise their roles from the first movie.
Cuthbert will play the outlandish sister of Pill’s Eva, with Scott returning as Doug “The Thug” Glatt for the sequel. The plot sees Glatt’s team, the Halifax Highlanders, bringing on a new team of players in the midst of a professional hockey player strike.
Perhaps best known as Kim Bauer on Fox’s “24,” Cuthbert previously co-starred with Scott in last year’s dramedy Just Before I Go, and recently headlined the cancelled NBC sitcom “One Big Happy.” A Canadian herself, she is an avowed hockey fan and is married to Dion Phaneuf of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Original co-writer Jay Baruchel will direct Goon: Last of the Enforcers from a screenplay he wrote with Jesse Chabotwith. No Trace Camping’s Jeff Arkuss, David Gross and Jesse Shapira are producing alongside Caramel Films’ André Rouleau. Evan Goldberg will executive produce.
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