While talking to NHL.com, writer/director Kevin Smith let it slip that he has approached Seann William Scott to star in Hit Somebody, his next planned film after Cop Out, which hits theaters on Friday.
Scott, who plays a supporting role in Cop Out and has previously appeared in Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, will, if all goes according to plan, star as hockey goon Buddy in what Smith describes as the Forest Gump of hockey movies.
Set over several decades, Hit Somebody will follow Buddy as hockey evolves into the sport it is today. Smith says the film will be a tribute to the sport, as well as Canada, the country that has consistently embraced it.
The Pulse: I like Seann William Scott. While he may have built a career playing the same character over and over again, he’s done an admirable job of nailing said character.
If Hit Somebody is as epic and reaching as Smith describes it as, this will be the perfect vehicle to move Scott to the next stage of his career.
While I would hate to see Scott give up playing the Stiffler-esque character he has perfected over the years, I also wouldn’t mind seeing an actor I respect and enjoy go on to bigger and better things.
Hopefully, though, this premature cast announcement (Smith hasn’t even written the movie yet) won’t be a repeat of Zach and Miri Make a Porno — where Kevin Smith announced that he had written a role for Clerks 2 star Rosario Dawson only to be turned down due to scheduling conflicts.
Besides Scott, who else would you like to see appear in Hit Somebody? Maybe a long overdue reunion between Kevin Smith and Ben Affleck? Sound off below.
And check out this amazing remix of the Cop Out trailer:
Robert Saucedo is an avid movie watcher with seriously poor sleeping habits. The Mikey from Life cereal of film fans, Robert will watch just about anything — good, bad or ugly. He has written about film for newspapers, radio and online for the last 10 years. This has taken a toll on his sanity — of that you can be sure. Follow him on Twitter at @robsaucedo2500.