The Goon cast includes Baruchel, Seann William Scott, Liev Schreiber and Alison Pill. Baruchel also produced the film along with David Gross, Jesse Shapira, and Don Carmody.
Magnolia/Magnet President Eamonn Bowles commented on the pick up, stating: “Goon is a pucking blast. It’s a complete crowd pleaser that has all the elements of a future comedy classic.”
Magnolia’s aiming for an early 2012 theatrical release.
The Goon Plot:
Goon is the story of Doug Glatt (Scott), a down-on-his-luck bouncer who’s been touched by the fist of God. Upon discovering both his right hook and skates, he joins a hockey team destined for the cellar and inspires them into the playoffs.
Source: Magnolia Pictures – September 12, 2011