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Kevin Smith to retire with hockey two-parter 'Hit Somebody'

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Kevin Smith has revealed that his final film will be released in two parts because the story is too big for one movie.

The Red State director is planning to make Hit Somebody his last project before retirement.

Hit Somebody centres on the world of ice hockey, following the story of day-dreaming Buddy who fantasises about scoring a goal in the National Hockey League, The Hour reports.

The first instalment will depict his childhood, and the second will see him as a major hockey player.

Smith has already cast Nicholas Braun in the first film. The young actor will next be seen in Smith's Red State, alongside rumoured Hit Somebody co-star Melissa Leo.

John Goodman and Colin Hanks are also reportedly interested in roles in the two-parter, which was also pitched as a television series.

The title of the film comes from a song by Warren Zevon about a Canadian teenager who wants to be a hockey star despite being not "that good with a puck".

Smith's Red State comes out in UK cinemas on September 30 and in US cinemas on October 19.

Watch the red band trailer for Red State below:

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