Goon: Last of the Enforcers is the much anticipated follow up written by Jay Baruchel and Jesse Chabot as a sequel to the 2011 film Goon.
To bring you up to speed, Goon introduced us to a cast of characters who lived, breathed and slept hockey. It centred around Doug Glatt, played by Seann William Scott who was completely unhappy with his job as a bouncer at a local Beantown bar and a bit of an embarrassment to his accomplished family. All Glatt wants is the kind of success enjoyed by minor league hockey goon Ross Rhea. When a chance encounter with an on-ice thug leads to a bloody fist fight that Doug easily wins, the coach of the Halifax Highlanders sees potential in this mammoth sized man who is only hampered by his lack of any hockey playing ability and his brother's old figure skates. Standing up to the taunts of the other players, Doug manages to join the team, and with the encouragement of his hockey obsessed best friend quickly becomes a rising star. Soon he'll have the opportunity to face off against Ross "The Boss" Rhea and perhaps finally land a girlfriend. Now - all he needs is to learn how to skate.
Now almost six years later, we find Doug Glatt in his prime. but a lockout has reunited old teammates and brought a crew of new players to the bench for the Halifax Highlanders. Sidelined after one too many hits and now married with a baby on the way, Doug "The Thug" Glatt hangs up his skates and settles into life as an insurance salesman. But when Doug's nemesis, Anders Cain, (Wyatt Russell) is made captain of the Highlanders and new ownership threatens to tear his team apart, Doug is compelled back into action.
The film is directed by Baruchel in his directorial debut and stars Seann William Scott, Baruchel, Liev Schreiber, Alison Pill, Elisha Cuthbert, Wyatt Russell, Marc-André Grondin and Kim Coates.
I spoke with actors Wyatt Russell (new to the franchise and an accomplished hockey player) and returning actor Marc Andre Grondin about lacing up for this film, getting back on the ice and working with Jay Baruchel who they say was born to direct this movie.
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Check out my interview below.