Gallner Joins Kevin Smith’s “Hit Somebody”

Kyle Gallner (“A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “The Haunting in Connecticut”) is set to star as hockey playing great Wayne Gretzky in Kevin Smith’s upcoming comedy “Hit Somebody” according to the latest edition of Smith’s Red State of the Union podcast (via Cinema Blend).

In the film, Gretzky won’t appear on screen until the final quarter of the film and the period setting means he will be shown as a young kid first entering the NHL.

Yet the role is said to be the “lynchpin” of the film and everything the main character McKracken idolises. Gallner starred in Smith’s upcoming horror feature “Red State”.