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Kevin Smith has exclusively told NHL.com that Seann William Scott will be taking the lead role in his Ice Hockey picture, Hit Somebody.

Here’s an exact quote:

Seann William Scott, who worked with Smith on Cop Out, will play Buddy, the title character in Hit Somebody. The script, based on a Warren Zevon song with lyrics by acclaimed writer Mitch Albom, is a story of a hockey enforcer who strives to score just one goal in a hockey game.

Title character? If it was Hit SomeBuddy, maybe.

Smith apparently sees something of Buddy, his fictional character, in the real Scott saying “He’s always dismissed as Stifler. … This is his chance to shine”. Take that, Craig Gillespie/Richard Kelly/Jay Chandrasekhar. Ahem.

By the way, if you don’t know the song, it’s easily found on YouTube. It would seem to be ripe material indeed. I call dibs on Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner.

Via The Film Stage

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