'Harold & Kumar 2' takes red-eye
EmptyPot-smoking duo Harold and Kumar are making another run, and they've added 11 actors to the quest.
David Krumholtz, Neil Patrick Harris, Rob Corddry, Christopher Meloni, Ed Helms, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Paula Garces, Jack Conley, Roger Bart, Danneel Harris and Eric Winter will join John Cho and Kal Penn in "Harold & Kumar 2" for Mandate Pictures and New Line Cinema.
The sequel is set in motion on the same morning that Harold and Kumar finally satisfy their munchies at White Castle and the object of Harold's affection, Maria (Garces), sets off for Amsterdam. The pair decide to pursue her so Harold can proclaim his love. But when an overzealous passenger mistakes Kumar for a terrorist, the plane is diverted and the boys are off on a new escapade of mistaken identity. From Guantanamo Bay through the Deep South, Harold and Kumar encounter myriad wackos, jerks and whores as they are pursued by the Department of Homeland Security all the way into Bush Country.
Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, who wrote the original "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," will direct the follow-up from their original script.
Shooting began last week in Shreveport, La.
Mandate Pictures is producing "Harold & Kumar 2," with New Line distributing worldwide.
Greg Shapiro and Nathan Kahane are producing, while Carsten Lorenz and Joe Drake are executive producing. Mandate's Kelli Konop and Nicole Brown will serve as co-producers.
Mandate's recent credits include "Stranger Than Fiction" for Sony and is in postproduction on "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium," starring Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman. The company is in production on "Passengers," "Horsemen" and "Juno."