Johnny Depp, Kevin Smith & Their Daughters Making 'Yoga Hosers'
In a team-up that you otherwise might have thought would never happen, Kevin Smith and Johnny Depp are making a movie together. Yoga Hosers is being described by Smith himself as a comic book movie, which we first heard about earlier this summer, but without the pesky source material. Depp is starring in the film along with his daughter Lily-Rose Depp, who will lead the story alongside Smith's own teenage daughter Harley Quinn Smith (named after the Batman character). Production begins this week on the action adventure which is actually a spin-off of Smith's forthcoming horror flick Tusk, and the two teenage girl characters appear in the film as convenience store clerks, which is a little more than fortuitous.
The film follows 15-year-old yoga nuts Colleen Collette (the daughter Depp) and Colleen McKenzie (the daughter Smith) who have an after-school job at a Manitoba convenience store called Eh-2-Zed. When an ancient evil rises from beneath Canada’s crust and threatens their big invitation to a Grade 12 party, the Colleens join forces with a legendary man-hunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe (Depp) to fight for their lives. The rest of the cast includes Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Austin Butler, Adam Brody, Tyler Posey and Smith's longtime friend and collaborator Jason Mewes.
In addition, pretty much the entire cast of Tusk will pop up somewhere in Yoga Hosers as well, including Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Ralph Garman, Smith's wife Jennifer Schwalbach and Harley Morenstein. Smith is building a universe akin to the series of films that originated from Red Bank, New Jersey and featured characters Jay & Silent Bob (though we probably shouldn't expect them to pop up in this series of films from Smith's new wave of inspiration. This new series is being called his True North Trilogy.
Talking about Yoga Hosers, Smith told THR, "People always ask me ‘Are you ever going to make a comic book movie? This is it - but instead of yet another dude saving the day, our antiheroes are the most feared and formidable creatures man has ever encountered: two fifteen year old girls.” The director will be on-hand in Canada next month when Tusk debuts at the Toronto International film Festival. We're very interested to see how this new endeavor fares on the big screen, and what two talents like Depp and Smith can do together with their offspring in this quirky adventure. Anyone interested?