AFM: Kevin Smith and Johnny Depp's 'Yoga Hosers' Sells in Multiple Countries (Exclusive)
Depp stars opposite his daughter and Kevin Smith's daughter in the 'Tusk' spin-off
The American Film Market has one message for Kevin Smith and Johnny Depp: Namaste.
Smith's upcoming horror movie Yoga Hosers — starring Depp opposite his daughter, Lily-Rose Depp, and Smith's daughter, Harley Quinn Smith — has presold in multiple foreign markets after XYZ Films introduced the project this week at AFM.
That includes to Parco in Japan, Big Movie in Russia, Falcon Films in the Middle East, Queen in Indonesia, MandarinVision in Taiwan and Pan Asia Pay Television to Fox International Channel.
On the eve of AFM, the team behind Yoga Hosers released the first promotional still from the Tusk spinoff, and it doesn't disappoint.
The movie, also written by Smith, centers on two teenage yoga nuts who have an afterschool 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 12th-grade party, the Colleens join forces with a legendary manhunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe (Depp) to fight for their lives with “all seven chakras, one Warrior Pose at a time," according to the producers.
Smith and Depp have been friends for years, and the same goes for their daughters.
StarStream Entertainment is financing and producing Yoga Hosers in association with Invincible Pictures, Abolitta Productions and Smith’s SModcast Pictures. XYZ Films, which handled Tusk, is representing international rights and updating foreign buyers on the movie's progress at the American Film Market, although a promo reel won't be ready until Berlin's European Film Market in February.
Yoga Hosers isn't the only XYZ title garnering heat at AFM. The company is also representing Toa Fraser's thriller 6 Days, about the siege of the Iranian Embassy in London in 1980, and the Irish-set action-thriller Pilgrimage, directed by Brendan Muldowney.
UTA and WME Global are representing domestic rights to Yoga Hosers.