Jersey Girl director Kevin Smith has slammed reports that he is having to reshoot scenes in the film, in which Ben Affleck's character falls in love with Jennifer Lopez's.

The CLERKS film-maker has angrily hit back at suggestions that a test audience had responded negatively to that particular part of the story. And to rumours that he was frantically rewriting sections of the piece.

He says, "I thought I'd state for the record, that we have not re-shot, nor do we have plans to re-shoot, scenes for Jersey Girl. Ben and Jen's chemistry in the flick is the exact opposite of zero.

"Both test audiences seemed to get why the two characters were together quite well. And there's no $3 million (GBP2 million) being spent. There - you now have it from a credible source."