‘Clerks 3’ is an upcoming American comedy film. It is directed and written by Kevin Smith.
It is the sequel to Clerks II (2006), and the third film in the Clerks film series. Nearly three decades later from the first, Clerks (1994), Smith is coming back full circle with the third and likely final installment of the Clerks movie series.
The project is being financed by Three Point Capital and BondIt Media Capital. The executive producers are David Gendron and Ali Jazayeri for Three Point and Matthew Helderman and Luke Taylor from BondIt Media.
Lionsgate has acquired worldwide rights to the last film in the series. Kowan acquired the project and will oversee the film for Lionsgate. Kowan, Grace Duplissea and Kaycee Holcomb negotiated the deal for Lionsgate.
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‘Clerks 3’ Cast
All major cast members from the first two Clerks films set to reprise their roles.
- Kevin Smith as Silent Bob
- Rosario Dawson as Becky
- Jason Mewes as Jay
- Jeff Anderson as Randal
- Brian O’Halloran as Dante
- Marilyn Ghigliotti as Veronica
‘Clerks 3’ Plot
The movie picks up in the aftermath of Randal’s enormous heart attack. (Not-fun fact: Smith himself experienced just such a near-fatal cardiac episode in 2018). Dante, Elias, Jay and Silent Bob are enlisted by Randal to make a movie that immortalises his life at the convenience store that started it all.
Smith has said that the film is inspired by his real-life experience. In January 2021, he wrote, “This is a much more personal story than the previous incarnation, drawing directly on the heart attack that nearly killed me (3 years ago next month)”.
“It was oddly triggering writing those scenes, as it was the first time in a while I contemplated how close I came to shuffling loose this mortal coil. But far more than make me mindful of my own mortality, this script to Clerks III makes me laugh out loud.”
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‘Clerks 3’ Release Date
The film was originally announced in 2017, when Kevin Smith revealed that Clerks 3 was off the table after a falling-out with his friend Jeff Anderson who had played Randall Graves in Clerks (1994) and Clerks II (2006).
Anderson had read the script but chose not to be involved; Smith left the project and developed Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019) instead. Before two weeks from Jay and Silent Bob Reboot was released, Smith revealed that he had spent an entire day signing Clerks movie memorabilia together with Anderson and Jason Mewes (Jay).
This reunion allowed them to patch things up, and gave him so much inspiration. He instantly threw away the old script, and started working on a new one with ideas that Anderson was receptive to. According to Smith, the film will be “a movie that concludes a saga about how you’re never too old to completely change your life about how a decades-spanning friendship finally confronts the future.”
On July 19th, 2021, Lionsgate has acquired worldwide rights to Kevin Smith’s Clerks III, which began production on August 2.
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On August 2, on Kevin Smith’s 51st birthday, the director posted the first image from day one of shooting, and fans ought to appreciate seeing O’Halloran and Anderson back behind the counter. You can watch the image below:
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‘Clerks 3’ Trailer
Trailer and any video sneak peek is not available yet.
Smith’s breakout film, Clerks, was released in 1994 and grossed $ 3.2 Million. It followed a day in the life of two video store clerks, who spend their time lamenting life, love, and difficult customers. Widely considered a cult classic, Smith directed a follow-up: Clerks II. It arrived in theaters in 2006 and grossed $24 million in the U.S.
The sequel was not as well received as the original, but in the long period since then, Smith has been hard at work crafting what will likely be a heartfelt and funny third movie.
So, these are the major information about the third Clerks film. We’ll update this as soon as there’s any official announcement regarding this film. So, bookmark this page and stay tuned here for more updates.