As we’ve seen in recent days, Clerks III is already on track for production, with Kevin Smith doing the table readings with the cast ahead of the director’s plans to start filming as early as next week. It was recently announced that Lionsgate had taken up the long-running project, with Smith returning to direct the sequel. It was also confirmed that all of the original cast members would return and production would begin in August.
on Instagram, Kevin Smith posted a picture of himself with some of the clerks and clerks II stars we will see in clerks III. The photo was taken just after everyone first read the script out loud together, and judging by the smile on Smith’s face, he seems very happy with how it turned out. It sounds like old school clerks fans will be happy too, as Smith teased the interactions that will come between Brian O’Halloran and Jeff Anderson as Dante and Randal.
“We read the Clerks III script out loud for the first time today and goddamn it was lovely! Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jay Mewes, Trevor Fehrman, Jen Schwalbach, Austin Zajur and I are all in #newjersey with one week left before we turn cameras so we gathered at the table to read the movie we’re about to make!It was insanely awesome to hear Dante and Randal bounce back together in front of the man who wrote the words they said Everyone was so excellent I write to their voices – so it was an utter joy to hear them expertly interpret what was meant for their fictional counterparts to say!”
Smith also took a moment to address the recent controversy he has faced with his Netflix series Masters of the Universe: Revelation. The filmmaker admitted he might otherwise be disappointed with some of the negative reactions the series has spawned He-Man fans, he just can’t help but be ecstatic now that he’s through the clerks III screenplay with the cast.
“I know a lot of the internet hates me now for Masters of the Universe: RevelationSo I should be ashamed of myself. But it’s hard to be sad when a dream you’ve cherished for seven years comes true before your very eyes! Thank you, Lionsgate, for giving close friends with deep ties another reason (and the means) to pretend again! I’ve done the best work of my life with the people in this photo – and now that I’ve heard the first reading from clerks III? I’m willing to do more of the same! (Missing from this rehearsal, but not in our hearts: Rosario Dawson and Marilyn Ghigliotti.)”
Inspired by Smith’s own real-life heart attack, clerks III follows Randal (Jeff Anderson) and Dante (Brian O’Halloran) as they film their lives as Quick Stop clerks after Randal suffers a near-fatal heart attack. Smith was hoping for a third clerks film for years, but Anderson was not interested in reprising the role of Randal until recently.
Filming on clerks III starts next week in early August. An official release date has not yet been announced by Lionsgate. This news comes from Kevin Smith on Instagram.
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