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Kevin Smith might lose Seann William Scott to a rival hockey flick

Aug. 13, 2010by: Paul Tassi

It's cool to hate on Kevin Smith these days, as he once was a fanboy darling, but has started to eat his young by pumping out crap like COP OUT and berating anyone who questions him.

But can he pull himself out of this slump? He was hoping so with HIT SOMEBODY, his hockey comedy he wrote with Seann William Scott in mind to star. But word has it, Scott is circling GOON, Jay Baruchel’s similarly themed hockey project. Smith, as usual, tweets his angst:

Via @artvander “Saw #CopOut. SWS has never been funnier.” Made me want to cast him in HIT SOMEBODY. But now he’s circling GOON. *sigh*

Via @Film_2_140 “has SWS read HIT SOMEBODY script yet? Is it Near done” No – been a busy month, so still on pg101. Hence he’s circling GOON.

Via @Film_2_140 “surprised he’s looking at Goon?” Nah: they’re ready to roll. HIT’s not ’til AFTER RedState – so mid-2011 the earliest.

Via @boomertl “goon and HS are very similar” Not from what I’ve been told. At all. Besides: the more hockey flicks, the better. #SellTheGame

So, essentially Smith is admitting it’s his fault for not getting the HIT SOMEBODY script out fast enough as he’s been busy with RED STATE. He says they’re not similar, and can co-exist, but they are both hockey comedies about a player prone to fighting.

Are there really no other actors that could fill this role? Hah, what’s Scott’s old DUDE WHERE’S MY CAR buddy Ashton Kutcher up to these days? I would also suggest Ryan Reynolds if he wasn't booked until 2018.

Extra Tidbit: I do like Seann William Scott, I think he's broken out of his Stifler-ness well, I just wish he would pick better projects than say, COP OUT for one.
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5:09PM on 08/17/2010

Smith might lose SWS to GOON

A while back, Smith said he was thinking of Jason Segel before he settled on Seann William Scott for the lead role in HIT SOMEBODY. Scott was great in COP OUT, but I think Segel is a better fit for the role in HIT SOMEBODY.
A while back, Smith said he was thinking of Jason Segel before he settled on Seann William Scott for the lead role in HIT SOMEBODY. Scott was great in COP OUT, but I think Segel is a better fit for the role in HIT SOMEBODY.
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10:49AM on 08/16/2010

Don't know about this

I hope both hockey movies can do well. Lets see what happens.
I hope both hockey movies can do well. Lets see what happens.
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3:52AM on 08/14/2010
Pretty tacky for everyone involved. Scott for implying he'd be involved with Kevin's film and jumping ship to a different movie based on a similar premise, and Baruchel for going out and recruiting him for this AFTER it was common knowledge Scott was attached to Kevin's project.

Besides, why work with a mediocre comedy bit player over an established director with a solid track record (in the past)? Sigh.

Kevin has been a bit overly sensitive in regards to his Twitter followers, but I do
Pretty tacky for everyone involved. Scott for implying he'd be involved with Kevin's film and jumping ship to a different movie based on a similar premise, and Baruchel for going out and recruiting him for this AFTER it was common knowledge Scott was attached to Kevin's project.

Besides, why work with a mediocre comedy bit player over an established director with a solid track record (in the past)? Sigh.

Kevin has been a bit overly sensitive in regards to his Twitter followers, but I do like him and wish he could just break out from all of this bullshit.
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11:02PM on 08/13/2010
Meh, whatever. Kevin Smith has a lot of work ahead of himself if he is to repair his tarnished career and inflated ego.
Meh, whatever. Kevin Smith has a lot of work ahead of himself if he is to repair his tarnished career and inflated ego.
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7:29PM on 08/13/2010
I love Kevin Smith and am a huge fan of Sean William Scott. I think him and Smith would make a great team on a entertaining topic, Hockey. Scott is an extremely underrated actor and I think if given the chance, he would do good to this role.
I love Kevin Smith and am a huge fan of Sean William Scott. I think him and Smith would make a great team on a entertaining topic, Hockey. Scott is an extremely underrated actor and I think if given the chance, he would do good to this role.
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4:29PM on 08/13/2010
This kinda sucks. But more so because Smith's first choice, prior to seeing SWS performance in Cop Out, is Jason Segel. JS I think is a better choice but he is Jay Baruchel's friend. So he's probably out too.
This kinda sucks. But more so because Smith's first choice, prior to seeing SWS performance in Cop Out, is Jason Segel. JS I think is a better choice but he is Jay Baruchel's friend. So he's probably out too.
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3:57PM on 08/13/2010
How about bringing us someone new to star in this "film," instead of re-casting some one note comedy actor, Smith?
How about bringing us someone new to star in this "film," instead of re-casting some one note comedy actor, Smith?
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3:12PM on 08/13/2010
The plot and writing of Cop Out sucked. But that's not Smith, that's the Cullen brothers.
The plot and writing of Cop Out sucked. But that's not Smith, that's the Cullen brothers.
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2:57PM on 08/13/2010
Even is Smith's last few films weren't as good as his first few, I still like them (though I haven't seen Cop Out yet). Also, if Reynolds doesn't get to do Deadpool I'm starting to think SWS might be the guy to replace him.
Even is Smith's last few films weren't as good as his first few, I still like them (though I haven't seen Cop Out yet). Also, if Reynolds doesn't get to do Deadpool I'm starting to think SWS might be the guy to replace him.
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5:37PM on 08/13/2010
Damn. Never thought of SWS as Deadpool. Hate to say it, but he might even be... Better.
Damn. Never thought of SWS as Deadpool. Hate to say it, but he might even be... Better.
2:42PM on 08/13/2010

why hate on Kevin Smith

he's not like Shamalayan with ony one good movie and the 10 fuckups. Kevin Smith did Clerks, Dogma, Chasing Amy, Jay and Silent Bob. and even though Clerks 2 and Zach and Miri werent really good, they were not bad and really funny. So what if he's got a bad movie under his belt. He's a much better writer than he is a director. Cop Out was his first movie that he didnt write.

he's also very busy with 2 movies in the works and his comic book writing.

as for casting, idk his movies have
he's not like Shamalayan with ony one good movie and the 10 fuckups. Kevin Smith did Clerks, Dogma, Chasing Amy, Jay and Silent Bob. and even though Clerks 2 and Zach and Miri werent really good, they were not bad and really funny. So what if he's got a bad movie under his belt. He's a much better writer than he is a director. Cop Out was his first movie that he didnt write.

he's also very busy with 2 movies in the works and his comic book writing.

as for casting, idk his movies have all been casted pretty well
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2:33PM on 08/13/2010

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Reynolds would be a perfect choice for a hockey role (even reference Just Friends). However, as you noted, he's got a lot of stuff going on now.
Reynolds would be a perfect choice for a hockey role (even reference Just Friends). However, as you noted, he's got a lot of stuff going on now.
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2:18PM on 08/13/2010
I'm just stoked that there are actually 2 possible hockey movies to come...nice!
I'm just stoked that there are actually 2 possible hockey movies to come...nice!
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5:44PM on 08/13/2010
What just put on MVP: Most valuable primate. on repeat, that all the hockey movie you will ever need.
What just put on MVP: Most valuable primate. on repeat, that all the hockey movie you will ever need.
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