Cinedigm has announced it will release Jason Mewes’ meta comedy Madness in the Method in select theaters and On Demand beginning August 2, 2019, with a DVD and Blu-ray release planned for the fall. Fans attending the San Diego Comic-Con can get a sneak peek at the film on July 18 at the TCL Chinese Theatre at Theatre Box, with Jason Mewes in attendance for a Q&A.
Produced by Autumnwood Media and written by Chris Anastasi and Dominic Burns, the film stars Mewes (Mallrats), Vinnie Jones (Snatch), Gina Carano (Haywire), Jaime Camil (Jane the Virgin), Kevin Smith (Clerks), Danny Trejo (Machete), Stan Lee (in his last onscreen role), Teri Hatcher (Tomorrow Never Dies), Brian O’Halloran (Mallrats), and Dean Cain (God’s Not Dead).
In the film, Mewes, tired of Hollywood’s perception of him, embarks on a quest to reinvent himself as a serious actor. Upon advice from best friend Kevin Smith, Mewes tracks down a highly secretive method-acting book – with disastrous consequences.
Joining the ensemble are David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man), Mickey Gooch, Jr. (How to Be Single), Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners), Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers), and Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club).
Best known as the vocal half of the on-screen comedic duo, Jay and Silent Bob, Mewes has reprised his role as the celebrated character, Jay, in a number of films. With cult-fans following his controversial antics, Mewes has captured audiences with rebellious banter against his unspoken other half and longtime friend, Kevin Smith (Silent Bob). Since the beginning of the duo’s offbeat work together, Mewes and Smith have continued to build on their beloved character driven roles from the Jay and Silent Bob series. Most recently, the duo wrapped Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, which is scheduled for release later this year.