By GTOG Staff
“Goon” premiered in New York City Thursday night, so what better time than now to revisit our discussion late last year with the hockey comedy’s executive producer, Pittsburgh native Jesse Shapira:
Jesse Shapira started his Hollywood journey with a passion for hockey and a biography about a minor league enforcer no one had ever heard of. He ended up with the authentic and hilarious “Goon,” starring Seann William Scott, Liev Schreiber, Jay Baruchel, and Allison Pill. “Goon” will be in theaters in March (and on-demand in February), and the film is building undeniable momentum due to glowing reviews like the ones here, here, here, here, and here.
We sat down with Shapira to talk about how he managed to convince the writers of “Superbad” to take a chance on the project, the absolute enormity of Big Georges Laraque, and what’s in store for the sequel that we are demanding. It’s fun. It’s emotional. It’s the GTOG podcast.
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[Trailer has some family-unfriendly language]