The first official photo from Kevin Smith's film project Yoga Hosers has been released, and it features his daughter Harley Quinn Smith alongside Johnny Depp's daughter Lily-Rose Depp. It has also been revealed that the film is a spin-off of Smith's horror movie Tusk.
The movie stars Depp, who plays the same Quebec police detective that he played in Tusk, and in the story he enlists two convenience store clerks, who are played by his and Smith's daughters. All the actors from Tusk are reprising their roles in the film. Those cast members include Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Ralph Garman and Harley Morenstein. New cast members include Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Austin Butler, Adam Brody, Tyler Posey, and Jason Mewes.
The story centers on "two teenage yoga nuts 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 12th-grade party, the Colleens join forces with a legendary man hunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe (Depp) to fight for their lives with 'all seven chakras, one Warrior Pose at a time.'"
This sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun. Smith discussed the relationship between Harley and Lily-Rose saying,
"Their onscreen chemistry comes courtesy of a lifelong friendship: Harley and Lily have known each other since first grade. Acting is a job of making choices, and Harley and Lily were making their own character and delivery choices from day one on the flick. At one point, I pulled them both aside to ask, 'You are making excellent choices without me saying anything. What adult is telling you to do these things behind my back?' The girls said they'd simply learned to act from watching movies and TV shows their whole lives. But in their case, acting and goofing around is in their blood. And it was thrilling to watch them both take their first steps in what's bound to be a lifelong passion for performance."
The movie is currently shooting in Los Angeles, and it will be great to see how it turns out.