Chasing Amy’s Joey Lauren Adams returning for Jay and Silent Bob Reboot
Within the same day of announcing that another of his View Askweniverse actors would return for the upcoming Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, Kevin Smith has brought another star from the past into the mix in the form of Joey Lauren Adams’ Alyssa Jones, who took to Twitter to announce her return.
Both Smith and Jason Mewes are reprising their title roles alongside other returning stars, and new faces, from their cinematic canon. Jay (Mewes) and Silent Bob (Smith) were first introduced as drug dealers hanging around outside the Quick Stop 25 years ago in Smith’s directorial debut, Clerks. They’ve continued to appear in Smith’s cinematic canon including Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and, of course, Clerks II, as well as the animated film Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie. The new movie will take jabs at reboots, remakes, and sequels while simultaneously being all three at the same time.
Clerks II star Rosario Dawson casting was announced on Smith’s Instagram today that she would be returning to reprise her role from the 2006 comedy and now Adams, who first appeared in the series in the 1997 romantic dramedy Chasing Amy and was last seen in the titular duo’s last solo outing, 2001’s Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
Saban Films is planning to release the sequel theatrically. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group acquired all foreign rights to the movie. Jordan Monsanto of Smodco is producing alongside Liz Destro for Destro Film.
Dawson will also be seen in the upcoming Zombieland 2: Double Tap, will voice one of The Last Kids on Earth, and can be seen on The CW’s Jane the Virgin. Adams is most notable for her performances in Amy, Dazed and Confused and the 1999 Adam Sandler-led comedy Big Daddy.
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot wrapped principal production on March 27 and is expected to hit theaters later this year.