As we’ve seen in recent days, Clerks III is already on the fast track to production with Kevin Smith doing table readings with the cast ahead of the director’s plans to begin filming next week. Recently, it was announced that Lionsgate had picked up the long-standing project with Smith returning to direct the sequel. It was also confirmed that all of the original cast members would be returning with production scheduled to begin in August.
On Instagram, Kevin smith posted a picture of himself with several of the Employees Y Employees II stars that we will see in Employees III. The photo was taken right after everyone had read the script aloud together for the first time, and following the smile on Smith’s face, he appears to be very happy with the result. Sounds old school Employees Fans will be happy too, as Smith teased the interactions that will ensue between Brian O’Halloran and Jeff Anderson as Dante and Randal.
“We read the Clerks III script out loud today for the first time and fuck it was glorious! Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jay Mewes, Trevor Fehrman, Jen Schwalbach, Austin Zajur and I are #newjersey a week early that we shot the cameras, so we got together to read the movie we’re about to make! Hearing Dante and Randal bounce off each other once again was incredibly wonderful for the guy who wrote the words they were saying. They were all so excellent. I write to their voices, so hearing them expertly change what their fictional counterparts were intended to say was an absolute joy! “
Smith also took a moment to address the recent controversy he faced with his Netflix series Masters of the Universe: Revelation. The filmmaker admitted that he might otherwise be upset about some of the negative reactions the series has elicited. The man fans, he can’t be anything but ecstatic right now after going through the Employees III script with the cast.
“I know a good chunk of the internet hates me right now for Masters of the Universe: Revelation, so I should be discouraged. But it’s hard to get angry when a dream you’ve breastfed for seven years comes true before your eyes! Thank you, Lionsgate, for giving good friends with deep ties a new reason (and the means) to pretend again! I did the best job of my life with the people in this picture, and now that I’ve heard the first reading of Employees III? I am ready to do more of the same! (Missing in this essay but not in our hearts: Rosario Dawson and Marilyn Ghigliotti) “.
Inspired by Smith’s own heart attack in real life, Employees III will follow Randal (Jeff Anderson) and Dante (Brian O’Halloran) making a movie about their lives as Quick Stop employees after Randal suffers a near fatal heart attack. Smith has been waiting to make a third Employees movie for years, but Anderson hadn’t been interested in reprising the role of Randal until recent years.
Filming in Employees III It will start next week in early August. Lionsgate has yet to announce an official release date. This news comes to us from Kevin Smith on Instagram.
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