Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Marks the Return of a Chasing Amy Star

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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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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.

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"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.

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