Nevermind the time-warping fact that filmmaker Kevin Smith AND perennially youthful Johnny Depp each have 15-year-old daughters, we can’t get over that both of these gals will be starring in Smith’s new action-adventure film “Yoga Hosers” about convenience store clerks turned yoga superheroes. A film about yoga superheroes? From Kevin Smith? Yes, you heard that right. Could this be an empowering, female-led superhero movie starring Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith? We hope so.
Smith describes it as a comic book movie which also stars daddy Depp reprising his Smith-penned “Tusk” role as Guy Lapointe, a Montreal man-hunter.
We told you about the inspiration for the Canada-infused film back in May. Now in filming stages, the “Yoga Hosers” synopsis goes like this, via The Hollywood Reporter:
“‘Yoga Hosers,’ written by Smith, centers on 15-year-old yoga nuts Colleen Collette (Lily-Rose Depp) and Colleen McKenzie (Harley Quinn Smith), who have an after-school job at a Manitoba convenience store called Eh-2-Zed. When an ancient evil rises from beneath Canada’s crust and threatens their big invitation to a Grade 12 party, the Colleens join forces with a legendary man-hunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe (Depp) to fight for their lives with, according to the producers, ‘all seven Chakras, one Warrior Pose at a time.’”
“All seven Chakras, one Warrior Pose at a time.” This could be super hilarious or heinously painful to watch. We’ll have to wait and see. If we had to guess, though, we’d have to say it will be very Kevin Smith-y (whatever that means to you). For your reference, a hoser is old Canadian hockey slang for “loser” or “idiot.” We can’t imagine that this refers to the gals though.
The rest of the cast seems pretty promising with Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Ralph Garman, Jennifer Schwalbach and Harley Morenstein, plus recent additions Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Austin Butler, Adam Brody, Tyler Posey and, of course, Jason Mewes. Also, comic book legend Stan Lee will be making an appearance almost 20 years after his walk-on role in Smith’s “Mall Rats.”