Earlier this month we brought you the news that "Goon," a Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg-penned screenplay that we hope will develop into this generation's "Slapshot," was set to begin production in Winnipeg. At 2:32 a.m. this morning our source confirmed to GTOG that Seann William Scott will indeed play the lead role of enforcer Doug "the Thug" Glatt. Despite all kinds of speculation to the contrary, he will NOT be involved in the Kevin Smith project "Hit Somebody." We knew SWS was leaning this way, but the major breaking news of the morning is the addition of Schreiber as Glatt's antagonist Ross "The Boss" Reardon. This is a HUGE coup for the "Goon" production. Schreiber is a serious, method actor, and he'll bring an authenticity and real sense of menace to the role. You may have seen him recently in the Angelina Jolie film Salt or as "Sabretooth" in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. We predict a handle-bar mustache and a perfect Canadian accent.
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