Johnny Depp and Kevin Smith unite for Yoga Hosers movie
Story by Jack Foley
JOHNNY Depp is to work with Kevin Smith on a new action-adventure movie named Yoga Hosers.
The pairing will also see both men working alongside their daughters – Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith.
In what is described as a ‘comic book movie’ by The Hollywood Reporter, the film also marks Smith’s follow-up to Tusk, which is due to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September and is the second installment of Smith’s True North Trilogy. All three movies will be steeped in Canadian myths and culture.
Smith wrote the screenplay for Yoga Hosers, which follows 15-year-old yoga nuts Colleen Collette (Lily-Rose Depp) and Colleen McKenzie (Harley Quinn Smith) as they go to work after school at a Manitoba convenience store called Eh-2-Zed.
However, when an ancient evil rises from beneath Canada’s crust and threatens to ruin their big night out at a Grade 12 party, the Colleens join forces with a legendary man-hunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe (Depp) to fight for their lives.
Describing the film as a comic book film, Smith – a self-confessed comic book nerd – told The Hollywood Reporter: “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 fifteen year old girls.”
Hosers will also star Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Ralph Garman, Jennifer Schwalbach and Harley Morenstein – all of whom appeared in Tusk.