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April 4, 2012

Kevin Smith planning 'Clerks III' for Broadway

The director wants to bring his slacker characters to the stage

Kevin Smith planning 'Clerks III' for Broadway

Kevin Smith is planning to produce Clerks III as a Broadway show.

The director revealed that he intends to revisit the world of the film that made his name for a third installment on the stage, and has already been in discussions with the cast.

He told Entertainment Weekly: "Jeff [Anderson] was the first person I reached out to. I sent him an email after I’d seen Alan Rickman in Seminar in February, 'You're the first person I’m gonna tell… Clerks III is gonna be a play on Broadway'.

"We'll do a six-month run and sell out the entirety in advance. You up for six shows a week, sir? Live?' To which Jeff responded, 'Better lay off the weed, sir'."

The 1994 original starred Anderson as Randal and Brian O’Halloran as Dante, two slackers working in a convenience store in New Jersey. The film introduced Smith and Jason Mewes’ longrunning characters Jay and Silent Bob, who went on to appear in a number of movies Smith's movies. They eventually scored their own title, Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back.

The bigger budget Clerks II was released in 2006.



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