NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Weinstein Company announced today that beginning tomorrow, Friday June 30, 2006, MySpace members will have the chance to have their names permanently listed in the ending credits of the highly anticipated release of "Clerks II." The first 10,000 people to add the "Mooby's Presents: Clerks II" page to their friends list will automatically be permanently added to the ending credits of the film, both in theaters and on DVD. The film is a sequel to Kevin Smith's ("Chasing Amy," "Dogma," "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back") 1994 Sundance hit "Clerks" and again stars the hilarious foursome including Dante Hicks (BRIAN O'HALLORAN), Randal Graves (JEFF ANDERSON), Jay (JASON MEWES) and Silent Bob (KEVIN SMITH), and their new sexy manager Becky Scott (ROSARIO DAWSON). "Clerks II" is a Weinstein Company presentation that will be distributed in theaters nationwide on July 21, 2006 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM). The online interactive agency Deep Focus, assisted in securing the promotion.
Kevin Smith stated, "I've been a total MySpace junkie since March of this year, and have given up countless hours to the ten-at-a-time art of friend-approving. For MySpace to let "Clerks II" into their "top 8," so to speak, is not only a major coup for the movie -- it's like being able to say that I know Tom personally. Even though, y'know, I don't."
Harvey Weinstein stated, "MySpace is the perfect partner for this innovative and exciting outreach that gives thousands of people the chance to have their name in the credits of a feature film. We cannot think of a better way to get Kevin's longstanding fan base excited about the sequel."
ABOUT CLERKS II
Ten years ago, best friends Dante Hicks (BRIAN O'HALLORAN) and Randal Graves (JEFF ANDERSON) were New Jersey mini-mall clerks slacking off together in their early 20s. Now, Kevin Smith checks back in to see what kind of changes have rocked their lives -- in work, romance and their eternally raucous life philosophy. What he discovers is that never before have so many, still done so little while having so much fun doing it. Now working in the fast-food universe at Mooby's, Dante and Randal have managed to maintain, and even hone, their in-your-face attitudes, agile skill with vulgarities and unbridled love of screwing with the customers. But they're also faced with such shocking new prospects as marriage, leaving Jersey and finding real careers.
Smith pushes his nothing-is-sacred humor right to the edge and then takes a leap as Dante and Randal invade the world of Mooby's fast food restaurant, where the slogan is "I'm Eating It." Behind the counter, where the only other employees are an uber-nerd (TREVOR FERHMAN) and an entirely too sexy manager (ROSARIO DAWSON), Dante and Randal are free to offend anybody and everybody who, so much as orders fries, in their inimitably irreverent way. But, even as riotous debates rage between them over such burning matters as George Lucas v. Peter Jackson v. Jesus, change is on the horizon. When Dante announces that he's going to leave Jersey forever and marry Emma Bunting (JENNIFER SCHWALBACH), Randal plots a going-away party so shocking it will draw the police, the fire department and potential protests from PETA, while altering their lives forever.
The Weinstein Company and View Askew Productions present "Clerks II," written and directed by Kevin Smith. Scott Mosier and Smith produced the film, with Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and Carla Gardini serving as executive producers. The film features cameos by Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, Kevin Weisman ("Alias") and the comedians Wanda Sykes and Earthquake. It also features the triumphant return of Leonardo, New Jersey's inimitable duo Jay (JASON MEWES) and Silent Bob (KEVIN SMITH).
For more information on "Clerks II" visit http://www.clerks2.com/ or http://www.myspace.com/therealkevinsmith
Source: The Weinstein Company