Invincible Pictures has scooped up U.S. rights to Kevin Smith’s horror-comedy Yoga Hosers with the film set as the company’s first theatrical release beginning July 29. Leading up to release, Kevin Smith will be touring with the film on select dates in June and July, hosting screenings followed by a Q&A panel discussion.
Among the tour dates and cities announced: New Orleans, LA at the Joy Theater on 6/1; Ponte Vedra, FL at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on 6/2; Houston, TX at The Houston Improv on 6/6; Columbus, OH at Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse on 6/12; Durham, NC at The Carolina Theatre on 7/8; San Jose, CA at The Improv on 7/12; and San Francisco, CA at Cobbs Comedy Club on 7/17. Tickets for the tour go on sale April 29 at 11 AM Pacific on the film’s official site.
The sorta-spinoff to his 2014 film Tusk, Yoga Hosers follows 15-year-olds Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie, the two previously unnamed Manitoban convenience store clerks from Tusk. When an ancient evil rises from beneath Canada’s crust and threatens their big invitation to a Grade 12 party, the pair join forces with Guy Lapointe, the manhunter from Tusk, to fight back. Written and directed by Smith, it stars Harley Quinn Smith as Colleen McKenzie, Lily-Rose Depp as Colleen Collette, and Johnny Depp as Guy Lapointe, along with Genesis Rodriguez, Austin Butler, and Tyler Posey.
“I can’t thank Tom and the whole Invincible team enough for backing the weirdest, least appropriate kids’ movie ever made,” said Smith. “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 shit 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 4 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.”