Lionsgate to acquire rights to Clerk 3, production to start next month

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Kevin Smith brings back your favorite grocery store workers! Deadline reports that Lionsgate has acquired the worldwide rights to: clerks III.

In clerks III“After a massive heart attack, Randal enlists Dante, Elias, Jay and Silent Bob to make a film that immortalizes his life in the grocery store that started it all.” The recurring cast includes Jeff Anderson as Randal, Brian O’Halloran as Dante, Jay Mewes as Jay, Smith as Silent Bob, and Rosario Dawson as Becky.

In a statement, Kevin Smith shared his excitement about the project:

“There is a saying of the Tao that goes like ‘To be great is to keep going. To continue is to go far. To go far is to return.’ Thanks to Lionsgate, we can return to where it all started with almost the entire cast that started it all! And for the first time since the first time we ever made a movie in 1993, we’re filming the entire movie on location in New Jersey as an ode to both the enduring allure of cinema and the ingenuity and madness of its narrators. Years ago, Dante and Randal made me a filmmaker – so now it’s time I give something back.”

The film is currently in pre-production in New Jersey, and Deadline reports that: clerks III will start filming next month.

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