Kevin Smith to read unmade Clerks III script at fundraising event
Kevin Smith has announced a script reading event for the unfilmed Clerks III to benefit First Avenue Playhouse by raising money for theater repairs.
The event, titled Clerks III: A Script Reading with Kevin Smith & Friends, will take place on Saturday, August 3, at the First Avenue Playhouse in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. There are only 80 seats available at $100 apiece, with all of the money going directly to the theater. You can purchase your ticket here!
Years ago, Smith and friends held open auditions for his first film Clerks at First Avenue Playhouse. The filmmaker is hoping to save a local landmark with the one-night-only event.
Lately, the director has been hard at work on the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. 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.
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.
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot wrapped principal production on March 27 and is expected to hit theaters later this year.