Just one day after director Kevin Smith won a PG-13 rating for his new film Yoga Hosers, without having to face the MPAA's appeals board, the film has been picked up for distribution. Newly-launched company Invincible Pictures has signed on to distribute Yoga Hosers as its first feature film, setting a July 29 release date. While it isn't known how wide a release the film is getting, the movie will be going up against Universal's Jason Bourne and STX Entertainment's Bad Moms. Before the movie hits theaters, the director will actually take the movie on a nationwide tour.
Variety reports that the first seven dates of this Yoga Hosers tour have been announced, with additional dates set to be added in the near future. The tour kicks off on June 1 in New Orleans at the Joy Theater, followed by a June 2 stop at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Ponte Vedra, Florida. The tour continues on June 6 at the Houston Improv in Houston, Texas, followed by a screening at the Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse in Columbus, Ohio on June 12. The final three dates of the tour are July 8 at The Carolina Theatre in Durham, North Carolina, July 12 at The Improv in San Jose, California and July 17 at the Cobbs Comedy Club in San Francisco, California. Here's what Invincible Pictures' CEO Thomas Ashley had to say in a statement.
"Invincible has been a huge supporter of Yoga Hosers and Kevin from day one. We are honored for Yoga Hosers to be our first theatrical release and to give it the attention it deserves. Yoga Hosers is a blast designed for a youth audience. Harley Quinn Smith's and Lily-Rose Depp's break out performances do not disappoint."
Yoga Hosers centers on centers on 15-year-old yoga nuts Colleen Collette (Lily-Rose Depp) and Colleen McKenzie (Harley Quinn Smith), who were introduced in the first True North installment, Tusk. They both work together at 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 Grade 12 party, the Colleens join forces with a legendary man-hunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe (Johnny Depp) to fight for their lives. Here's what director Kevin Smith had to say in his statement about the release.
"I can't thank Tom and the whole Invincible team enough for backing the weirdest, least appropriate kids' movie ever made. Yoga Hosers means the world to me: because my family is in it and because it's the movie I most wanted to see back when I was a 12-year-old girl. And even though I made the people I love most in this world do and say some of the stupidest s- ever put in a movie, I was still very particular about who would shepherd our film into the box office wild lands. Invincible made a passionate case for making us their inaugural theatrical release. And even though I took four years of Spanish in high school, passion is my second language. I can't wait to tour the movie and watch it right beside the audience every night, and then answer for my sins afterwards."
The supporting cast includes a number of the Tusk stars in much different roles, such as Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Ralph Garman, Jennifer Schwallbach Smith, the director's wife, Harley Morenstein and Tony Hale. The director's True North trilogy will close out with Moose Jaws, which the director has teased will feature the gruesome death of his iconic Silent Bob character. Now that the release date has been set, hopefully we'll get to see a new trailer very soon, so stay tuned for that.