Johnny Depp and Daughter Join Kevin Smith’s ‘Yoga Hosers’

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Johnny Depp has made quite a name for himself portraying larger-than-life characters over the years, ones like Edward Scissorhands, Willy Wonka, the Mad Hatter and, oh yeah, Captain Jack Sparrow. But his last two films, Disney’s The Lone Ranger and science fiction drama Transcendence, were pretty much universally panned by critics and barely managed to make back their production budget, leaving many fans wondering what would happen to Depp’s career.

Well, the actor’s next big film is this winter’s musical fantasy Into the Woods, where he’ll be playing the big bad wolf in what looks to be an intriguing adaptation of the popular Broadway show. Then of course there’s the sequel to Alice in Wonderland, recently titled Through the Looking Glass, releasing in 2016, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in 2017. So it appears despite Depp’s recent missteps, there’s still a lot for fans to look forward to, including a newly announced collaboration with a certain comedy director.

THR reports Depp and Clerks director Kevin Smith are teaming up for a new movie called Yoga Hosers, which will also star the duo’s daughters Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith.

Principal photography begins this week on the film that follows 15-year-old yoga nuts Colleen Collette (Lily-Rose Depp) and Colleen McKenzie (Harley Quinn Smith), who spend their evenings working at their after-school job at a convenience store called Eh-2-Zed. But when an ancient evil rises from beneath the crust, the two Colleens must join forces with a legendary man-hunter named Guy Lapointe (Depp) to fight for their lives using “all seven Chakras, one Warrior Pose at a time.”

And for those who have been wondering if Smith would ever make a comic book movie, the director says Yoga Hosers is his entry into the genre:

“People always ask me: ‘Are you ever going to make a comic book movie?’ This is it — but instead of yet another dude saving the day, our antiheroes are the most feared and formidable creatures man has ever encountered: two 15-year-old girls.”

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Yoga Hosers is Smith’s follow up to Tusk, a horror film releasing next month at the Toronto Film Festival, and is the second installment in his True North trilogy of movies based on Canadian myths and culture.

Tusk has interestingly enough been rumored to co-star Depp as Guy LaPointe. So it seems the character will first get his start in that film, before joining the entire cast of Tusk on Hosers, including Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Ralph Garman and Harley Morenstein. New to the cast will be Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Austin Butler, Adam Brody, Tyler Posey and Jason Mewes.

Many actors have tried starring with their children in films, but it doesn’t always end well. Yet Yoga Hosers seems like it could be very different, since Depp is not directly playing a father figure. This way the movie won’t focus too much on the parent-child gimmick over the actual story.

What do you think, Screen Rant readers? Are you excited about a Depp-Smith collaboration? Let us know in the comments.

Yoga Hosers is expected to release summer 2015.

Source: THR

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  1. Who would have thought that Kevin could afford to get Depp.Maybe he’s getting desperate lol!
    Also, Harley Quinn Smith?
    Uhh… damn! Can’t make a good batman joke!

    • That’s nothing, Nicolas Cage named his son Kal El and Robin Williams named his daughter after the princess in The Legend Of Zelda.

      • They’re all equal in my opinion lol.

  2. The “daughters” are also in Tusk, you can see them on the trailer. Also considering that Depp’s and Smith’s daughters are friends and go to the school together since their toddlers years, sound much more like something that Johnny does to please his daughter and her best friend than anything else. Still it sounds as a good fun

    • yeah the characters the daughters play in tusk (they cameo as convenience store workers) are the characters in yoga hosers.

  3. Kevin must be partying right now. Snagging a bonafide A-list actor in his next movie. Well done Silent Bob, well done.
    P.s. don’t release this movie anywhere near a CBM release date. I want Smith’s movie to make money, so that he can finally make Clerks 3.

  4. Harley Quinn?
    I dont know who is crazier (in the good way) for naming like that to their children, he or Robin Wiliams.

    • The name was his wife’s idea and Kevin Smith ran with it, because he’s a big Batman nut. :D

    • At least “Zelda” was a more typical name at one time (Zelda Fitzgerald, anyone?)?

      “Harley Quinn Smith” is just mean.

  5. Yeah, the two girls are in the Tusk trailer. They’re wearing Eh-2-Zed shirts. They’re the “Aboot two hours from here”/”I hate American guys” girls that Justin Long’s character encounters.

    Assuming both the characters make an appearance in the Tusk, it isn’t out of the realm of possibility that Depp makes a small cameo. Eventually Depp’s character would have to introduce himself to the girls, so perhaps he and Justin Long bump into each other at the store as Long is leaving and as Depp is arriving to meet the girl/start the next film. The timelines would overlap and it would be neat to anyone who happened to see both films.

  6. Could be entertaining, I’ll give it a watch. :)

  7. Still can’t believe he names his daughter Harley Quinn.

  8. I am so very jealous I didn’t think to name my daughter that first!?!

    Well, we have a son on the way right now so I’m open to suggestions folks?…

    Note: OF COURSE alot of you will make awful jokes, but I am 100% serious here so if anyone comes up with a name awesome enough I will post a pic of the birth certificate showing that I somehow convinced the wife to use it lol.