Dimension Films to Release Kevin Smith's 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back'
On August 10, 2001
NEW YORK, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Films will release, "Jay and
Silent Bob Strike Back," written, directed by and starring Kevin Smith, on
August 10, 2001, it was announced today by Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of
Dimension. The film will open nationwide and will be the largest release for
any Kevin Smith film to date.
"We truly enjoy our ongoing relationship with Kevin Smith," said Bob
Weinstein, "We have very high hopes for this project and can't wait to get
started again with Kevin and his team."
"Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back," the final installment of the New Jersey
chronicles, will be produced by Smith's partner Scott Mosier. The story line
is being kept under wraps.
Jason Mewes ("Clerks," "Mall Rats," "Chasing Amy"), Jason Lee ("Chasing
Amy," "Dogma"), Brian O'Halloran ("Clerks") and Jeff Anderson ("Clerks"), all
View Askew alums, are set to appear in the film, along with Smith.
Ben Affleck ("Chasing Amy," "Dogma") and Matt Damon ("Dogma") are in
negotiations to appear in the film, which will begin production in January in
Jon Gordon, executive vice-president of production, will oversee the
project for the film company.
Smith and Mosier were both involved in the production of the other
installments of the New Jersey chronicles, Miramax's "Clerks" and "Chasing
Amy" and Gramercy Pictures, "Mall Rats." They also served as co-executive
producers on "Good Will Hunting."