Clerks 3 To Start Production In August

No release date for the highly-awaited sequel to the cult classic has been given.

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Director Kevin Smith is set to start production on Clerks 3 in August, according to a tweet by the man himself, which also shares that entertainment company Lionsgate has acquired worldwide rights to the film. This means he's also been able to hold true to his plans he announced in January to film the highly-awaited sequel this year.

Also, back in January, Smith took to Facebook to share a fraction of the script's first page--which only set the scene for the movie's tone, but not much else. Via a release, Deadline now has a synopsis, which is: "Following a massive heart attack, Randal enlists Dante, Elias, Jay, and Silent Bob to make a movie immortalizing his life at the convenience store that started it all." Smith has indicated this will be a "personal story… drawing directly on the heart attack that nearly killed me (three years ago)." Filming will begin on August 2--Smith's birthday.

Smith has written the screenplay and will direct, with all major cast members set to reprise their roles: Jeff Anderson as Randal, Brian O'Halloran as Dante, Jay Mewes as Jay, Smith as Silent Bob, and Rosario Dawson as Becky. The film is currently in pre-production in New Jersey.

No release date for the film has yet been set, but Smith has said he wants to "spend some of 2021… in New Jersey where it all began" to begin filming. You can read our review of the Jay and Silent Bob reboot here.

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