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Smith Decides to Hit Us With a Nice Stiff One

By Brian Prisco | Industry | February 23, 2010 |

By Brian Prisco | Industry | February 23, 2010 |

Roiled up on residual airline diss rage and weed, Kevin Smith spilled the beans to about his lead for the upcoming Hit Somebody. It’s to be none other than Seann William Scott, which will make this their third collaboration.

I can see SWS as a hockey player. I’m totally behind this decision. Despite his declaration to play Stifler as long as they’ll have him, I think that’s just more of his strangely upbeat Christian moxie than any sort of desperation ploy. Kid’s got some decent chops — within a range. In the mxyzptlk of Southland Tales, he held his own. And he impressed the bejeezus out of me in The Promotion. It’s not like he’s doing Shakespeare, he’s just playing a hockey guy.

But I think Smith is going a little fucking overboard in his proclamations that SWS will be Tom Hanks Big. Maybe Tom Hanks Volunteers? Or Versus a Volcano? But superstardom? Neh. I mean, the dude did totally blossom Ben Affleck, Jason Lee, and even a little Matt Damon. But saying Seann William Scott’s gonna be a big big star? Like a second plane seat, I just don’t buy it.

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