While it still won't hit theaters for a few months, director Kevin Smith's Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is already done filming. However, Smith is still teasing some more of the movie's numerous cameos from his famous friends and previous cohorts from the View Askewniverse.
Now, Smith has revealed that he's bringing back one of his most notable characters, who we haven't seen since the late '90s: Alyssa Jones. In her return to the big screen, she'll be portrayed by Joey Lauren Adams, who originally played her in Smith's Chasing Amy in 1997.
Smith, Adams, and Jason "Jay" Mewes posed for an Instagram selfie to make the announcement. In the caption, Smith wrote "Chasing Joey! @joeylaurenadams is back as indie comic icon Alyssa Jones when @jayandsilentbob Reboot!"
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Chasing Joey! @joeylaurenadams is back as indie comic icon Alyssa Jones, when @jayandsilentbob Reboot! Neither #jayandsilentbobstrikeback nor #jayandsilentbobreboot could have happened without me knowing Joey. Because we met, I made #chasingamy in the first place - and Amy is where the idea of #jayandsilentbob as the basis for #bluntmanandchronic originated (as a commentary about the differences between the slapsticky Jay and Bob in #mallrats versus the slacker Jay and Bob in #clerks). And both Strike Back and Reboot hinge on their comic book alter egos somehow fucking with our heroes’ real lives. So of course Joey had to be there when we returned to the #viewaskewniverse. This woman not only made me a better artist, Joey also made me a better person. When I saw her on shoot day, I said “See all these trucks? All this equipment and all these people came all the way to #neworleans today - all because you and I met 24 years ago.” I’ve done some of my best work with #joeylaurenadams - and I’m hoping Reboot ranks right up there with Amy and Rats. With Joey on board as Alyssa Jones - one of my favorite characters in any of my #viewaskew movies - we’re that much closer to the goal! #KevinSmith #sabanfilms #alyssajones #reunion #jayandsilentbob
In his caption to the post, Smith described how Chasing Amy was the turning point where Jay and Silent Bob became the basis for Bluntman and Chronic. The director and star added Adams was influential in getting the Jay and Silent Bob films made, referring to the plot of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back where the two friends go cross-country to claim their unpaid royalties.
"This woman not only made me a better artist, Joey also made me a better person," Smith wrote. "When I saw her on shoot day, I said 'See all these trucks? All this equipment and all these people came all the way to [New Oreleans] today - all because you and I met 24 years ago.'"
Adams played graphic novelist Alyssa Jones in Smith's Chasing Amy, where the bisexual graphic novelist enters into a torrid romance with another comic creator, Ben Affleck's Holden McNeil.
Written and directed by Kevin Smith, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot stars Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Shannon Elizabeth, Jason Lee, Donnell Rawlings and more. The film is expected to hit theaters later this year.