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Will Seann William Scott Hit Somebody?
Kevin Smith wants him for hockey pic

22 February 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Coming Soon

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Seann William Scott has been talking up his latest comedy work – Kevin Smith’s first film directing-only gig Cop Out – and has revealed that the director is after him to star in his currently gestating hockey film Hit Somebody, based on the Warren Zevon song.

Talking with Coming Soon, Scott says that, "he's doing it for me, he's going to ask me to play the character. We've talked about it," Scott says. "I grew up playing hockey, which is good because the character's not supposed to be a great player, he's a great fighter, so it's a really amazing film. He's writing it right now and he asked me about a month ago to do it and I'm like 'for sure.' I can skate okay, I'll definitely have to practice… but I can fight."

Yes, the film (which is currently looking for studio backing) features a character known more for his skills with his fists than the stick in his hand (though he’s also handy with that both on the ice and in opposition players’ faces), but according to Smith himself, it’s a film that will tackle several periods in hockey’s past, in a Forest Gump, time-spanning style.

"It starts in the '50s and ends in the '80s, and primarily it's a big valentine to the game of hockey, and an even bigger valentine to Canada. The whole movie is about the game and the land and how they're one and how only Canada can produce a hockey player. I've been a 'Canadaphile' for years now, and in terms of influence, it helps to have the writings of Stephen Brunt, the guy who wrote Gretzky's Tears and Search For Bobby Orr, stuff like that completely helps fill in the gaps for me not actually being Canadian."

Oh, and switching away from Hit Somebody and back to Scott, you might remember that, at the tail of last week, there was a report about a possible new American Pie movie. The man destined to be associated with Stifler has definitely heard about it: "I've been talking to them about it and there's a possibility. We came up with an awesome idea and I'm kind of at the point where I'm already known as that character forever anyways. As much as I want to do a part like Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds, I did American Pie three times and then versions of that in ten other movies. If it makes sense and if it makes people laugh then maybe."


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RE: happy gilmore
Why make a Hockey comedy? It'd never compare to the greats like the mighty ducks 2. Emiliooooooo. More

Posted by TheSpleen at 19:08 on 24 February 2010 | Report This Post

happy gilmore
was a great player More

Posted by bigdave3000 at 01:03 on 23 February 2010 | Report This Post

"the character's not supposed to be a great player, he's a great fighter"
So... Happy Gilmore, then? More

Posted by captainamazing at 09:01 on 22 February 2010 | Report This Post

I like that he's almost resigned to being The Stifler now.
That's good. It shows he's not too precious with himself and clearly has a nice grip on reality. It goes without saying he's a likeable screen presence and I recommend SWS drinking games (drink when he's on screen - Bullet Proof Monk is good for this) to anybody, so would be lovely to see him in some quality stuff. I'm not sure quality and K Smith go hand in hand though. More

Posted by exandakane at 06:22 on 22 February 2010 | Report This Post

Seann William Scott as The Flash
Saw a preview of Cop Out and it just popped in my head. Whenever a Justice League or Flash movie is made, Seann should seriously be considered. More

Posted by ClubMixxer31 at 01:18 on 22 February 2010 | Report This Post

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