First Look: Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp in 'Yoga Hosers'
If you didn't catch Kevin Smith's weird horror film Tusk (most people didn't since it bombed at the box office), then you might not have seen Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp working at a convenient store, almost like lady-Clerks. Well, you'll get another chance as the respective daughters of Kevin Smith and Johnny Depp are leading the film Yoga Hosers, and the first photo from the film has just surfaced. The horror adventure is again written and directed by Kevin Smith, who just shaved his beard to appear in a green screen sequence from the film. Depp is also reprising his role from Tusk, so it's quite the family affair.
Here's our first look at Kevin Smith's Yoga Hosers from THR:
So what's the film about? Yoga Hosers focuses on two teenage yoga nuts who have an after-school job at a Manitoba convenience store called Eh-2-Zed. But when an ancient evil rises from beneath Canada’s crust and threatens their big invitation to a 12th-grade party, the they must join forces with a legendary man hunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe (Johnny Depp) to fight for their lives with “all seven chakras, one Warrior Pose at a time." Well, that sounds silly, but not nearly as silly as elements of Terminator: Genisys. So how are the young Smith and Depp faring so far on the production? Kevin Smith says:
"Acting is a job of making choices, and Harley and Lily were making their own character and delivery choices from day one on the flick. At one point, I pulled them both aside to ask, 'You are making excellent choices without me saying anything. What adult is telling you to do these things behind my back?' The girls said they'd simply learned to act from watching movies and TV shows their whole lives. But in their case, acting and goofing around is in their blood. And it was thrilling to watch them both take their first steps in what's bound to be a lifelong passion for performance."
The film will be on sale at the American Film Market for international distribution, but a promo reel won't be put together until the European Film Market in February. Here's hoping the film fares better than Tusk, though it only sounds slightly less weird than the walrus-centric thriller. It has an uphill battle considering that Tusk stars Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Ralph Garman and Harley Morenstein are reprising their Tusk roles in the film with newcomers Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Austin Butler, Adam Brody, Tyler Posey and Jason Mewes rounding it out. It'd be nice to see this turn out well, but I'm still pretty skeptical.