While it isn't completely certain who the other six actors are, the director's "6 down 6 to go" comment likely means he wants original Mallrats stars Claire Forlani, Jeremy London, Joey Lauren Adams, Ben Affleck, Ethan Suplee, and Renée Humphrey back for the sequel. Given how Ben Affleck's career has blown up in the 20 years since Mallrats, it would be an impressive feat if Kevin Smith could bring him back for Mallrats 2. The director originally revealed that he wants to start shooting by May 2016, so we'll have to wait and see if Ben Affleck has an opening in his schedule at that time. While we wait for more casting news, take a look at Kevin Smith's tweets below.
"Would YOU like a chocolate covered pretzel?" BRODIE IS BACK! JasonLee's going to the MALL, ya'll! 6 more to go! #MR2pic.twitter.com/rsm6BcRp0a— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) March 24, 2015Read More
Up All Night continues its first season on NBC with Episode 1.08: First Night Away, which airs Wednesday, November 9 at 8 PM ET. This episode features guest star Jason Lee, who recently held a conference call to discuss the show. Here's what he had to say below.
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Deadline reports that Adult Swim has given a pilot order to Shredd: The Jon Johnsenson Story, a live-action comedy that will star Jason Lee.
Luke Watson and Jason Lee wrote the script, with Jason Lee set to direct the pilot also. The story centers on a teenage skateboarder who was already at the top of his game until he slipped into a coma after trying a daring skate trick. He wakes up 25 years later at the age of 42, but he's still stuck in the mindset of a teenager and must deal with all of the new changes in his life.Read More
Golden Globe nominee Jason Lee, who was the lead character on Raising Hope creator Greg Garcia's My Name Is Earl, has signed on to guest-star in the upcoming "Burt Rocks" episode of Raising Hope. Lee will play Smokey Daniels, a washed-up rock star who is hired as the lead act at "Grocery-Palooza," a rock concert at the supermarket where Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) works. Smokey was once Burt's (Garret Dillahunt) musical idol, and Burt hopes to relive his rock-star years by playing backup for him at the concert.
In the one-hour Happy Halloween/Family Secrets episode of Raising Hope, airing Tuesday, Oct. 26 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox, Sabrina's (Shannon Woodward) boyfriend can't make it to the deli guy's Halloween party, so Jimmy (Lucas Neff) offers to put on his costume and go in his place. Virginia (Martha Plimpton) takes Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman), who is dressed as a cat, trick-or-treating while BURT (Garret Dillahunt) plots ways to play tricks on Jimmy. Meanwhile, when a box containing videos of Hope's mother arrives from prison, Jimmy must decide whether or not to let Hope see them. Virginia explains that children need to be protected from the truth, leading Jimmy to question what exactly his parents have been keeping from him.Read More
On June 22nd, TNT will premiere the new series Memphis Beat with Episode 1.01: That's All Right, Mama, which centers on Dwight Hendricks (Jason Lee), a quirky Memphis police detective with an intimate connection to the city, a passion for blues music and a close relationship with his mother. He is "the keeper of Memphis," a Southern gentleman who is protective of his fellow citizens, reverential of the city's history and deeply rooted in its blues music scene. Despite his impeccable instincts as a detective, Dwight's loose, relaxed style of police work rubs his demanding new boss, Lt. Tanya Rice (Alfre Woodard), the wrong way. But Dwight may eventually win her over to a Memphis state of mind, especially when he takes the stage at his favorite hangout to perform a legendary song or two.
Are you guys actually out here, shooting the show in Memphis?Read More