After numerous attempts from Kevin Smith to get the film off the ground, Clerks 3 is officially happening at Lionsgate with the original cast returning. The movie is currently in Pre-Production in New Jersey and will begin Production next month. The plot of the film will focus on Randal, who after suffering a heart-attack (inspired by Kevin Smith’s real-life heart attack) enlists the help of Dante, Elias, Jay and Silent Bob to make a movie immortalizing his life at the convenience store that started it all.
“To be great is to go on.
To go on is to go far.
To go far is to return.”
On August 2, for my 51st birthday, I return to Quick Stop – the little store that started it all – with my friends Dante, Randal, Jay, Silent Bob, Becky, & Elias! Thank you @Lionsgate for making CLERKS III! https://t.co/7IUNdleg8f
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) July 19, 2021
Kevin Smith said in a statement:
“There’s a saying from the Tao that goes something like ‘To be great is to go on. To go on is to go far. To go far is to return.’ Thanks to Lionsgate, we get to return to where it all started with almost the whole cast that started it all! And for the first time since the first time we ever made a movie in 1993, we’re shooting the entire flick on location in New Jersey, as an ode to both the enduring allure of cinema and the resourcefulness and lunacy of its storytellers. Years ago, Dante and Randal made me a filmmaker – so now it’s time I return the favor.”
Eda Kowen of Lionsgate said:
“The Clerks movies are audience favorites and many of Kevin’s films like Dogma, Red State, and the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot are a beloved part of our library that continues to delight Kevin’s devoted fans. We’re thrilled to be presenting the next chapter in the Clerks saga to moviegoers worldwide.”
As we mentioned above, the original cast will be returning for Clerks 3 – which includes Jeff Anderson as Randal, Brian O’Halloran as Dante, Jay Mewes as Jay, Smith as Silent Bob, and Rosario Dawson as Becky. The film will be produced by Liz Destro and Jordan Monsanto.