Alison Pill and Liev Schreiber Cast in Hockey Comedy Film "Goon"

News   Alison Pill and Liev Schreiber Cast in Hockey Comedy Film "Goon"
Tony Award nominee Alison Pill has joined the cast of the independent film "Goon," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Tony Award winner Liev Schreiber is also reported to have joined the project, according to

The independent hockey comedy will star Seann William Scott and Jay Baruchel, and will also feature Marc-Andre Grondin. Michael Dowse will direct. The script, co-written by Baruchel and Evan Goldberg, is inspired by the book "Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey," by Doug Smith and Adam Frattasio.

Scott will play Doug Glass, a bouncer with unexpected hockey skills who joins a down-on-its-luck team and inspires them to new glory. Pill will play the female lead. Schreiber's role is unclear.

Pill, a Tony nominee for The Lieutenant of Inishmore and a Drama Desk winner for her ensemble work in The Distance from Here, has also appeared in This Wide Night, The Miracle Worker, Blackbird (Lucille Lortel Award), Mauritius, On the Mountain (Lortel) and reasons to be pretty. Her screen credits include "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Milk, Dan in Real Life" and the series "In Treatment."

Schreiber, a Tony winner for Glengarry Glen Ross, holds additional nominations for A View from the Bridge and Talk Radio. Additional stage work includes Betrayal, In the Summer House, Moonlight, The Mercy Seat, Macbeth, Othello, Henry V and Hamlet, among others. Films include "Everything is Illuminated" (director), "Taking Woodstock," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," "Defiance," "The Painted Veil," "The Manchurian Candidate" and "RKO 281." "Goon" is scheduled to start shooting later this month in Winnipeg.

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