Melissa Benoist, the star of “Supergirl,” has joined the cast of Kevin Smith’s “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot,” Smith announced on Instagram on Thursday.
The film is a satire about Jay and Silent Bob racing to Hollywood to prevent a reboot of their comic book superhero movie “Bluntman and Chronic” from being made, and in the rebooted version, Benoist will play the actress set to take the role of a now female Chronic.
“And we gave her some pants *before* the good folks at @supergirlcw!,” the director joked on Instagram, noting how Benoist’s hero wears a skirt on the CW show.
Jason Mewes and Smith are reprising their roles as Jay and Silent Bob, the two lovable slackers made popular in Smith’s “Clerks” and in subsequent films, including their own “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.” “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” is a follow-up to that film, and it also features a cast that includes Joe Manganiello, Rosario Dawson, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, Jason Biggs, James Van Der Beek, Harley Quinn Smith, Kate Micucci, David Dastmalchian, Craig Robinson and Frankie Shaw.
Smith also says the first trailer for the movie will drop this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con. Smith previously directed Benoist in an episode of “Supergirl” on The CW, and the director said she was among the first people he spoke with when deciding he would make “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.”
Jordan Monsanto of Smodco is producing alongside Destro Films’ Liz Destro. Saban Films is releasing the film in theaters.
Check out Smith’s Instagram post announcing Benoist’s casting below: