April 8, 2009
Kal Penn Trades Acting for Public Service
"Harold and Kumar" star Kal Penn has given up acting -- but rather than pursuing a new career in hip-hop, Penn will be joining the Obama administration as the new associate director of the Office of Public Liaison.
April 24, 2008
Box Office Guru Preview: Odd Couples Invade Multiplexes
Two new buddy comedies enter the marketplace during the final weekend of the spring box office hoping to cash in on what business is left in the last week before Iron Man flies into theaters kicking off the summer blockbuster season.
October 12, 2007
Star Trek XI Finds Its Scotty, Sulu
J.J. Abrams' Starfleet roster is quickly filling up.
Hot on the heels of this week's news that Eric Bana has signed on to play the heavy in Star Trek XI, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety bring word of two more additions to the cast.
August 9, 2007
Neil Patrick Harris Still Ladies Man in Harold and Kumar 2
One of the funniest jokes in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle was Neil Patrick Harris playing Neil Patrick Harris. Snorting cocaine off a stripper's breasts, he played up the Hollywood party boy typecast that was never, ever associated with the Doogie Howser star. He's up to his same old tricks in Harold and Kumar 2.
February 23, 2007
Penn Supports "Harold and Kumar" Changes
Kal Penn is busy at work on the currently untitled "Harold and Kumar" sequel. Originally called "Harold and Kumar Go to Amsterdam," the writers adapted their story to follow the duo on the run from Homeland Security in the south.
January 29, 2007
Rob Corddry Chases "Harold and Kumar" to Amsterdam
The Daily Show's Rob Corddry takes a villainous turn in the "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle" sequel, the long awaited sequel to the stoner comedy. Despite the working title, "Harold and Kumar Go to Amsterdam," Corddry won't be doing any European accents.
October 30, 2006
The Return of "Harold & Kumar"
It's a sequel that's been (mildly) discussed for quite some time now, but it seems that New Line is ready to get rolling on the as-yet-untitled "Harold & Kumar 2." And yes, both lead actors will be returning -- a rarity in New Line sequels.
December 1, 2005
"Van Wilder 2" -- Hold the Van Wilder
You've heard it mentioned here and there on message boards and what-not, but we can officially confirm that next year's most anticipated sequel is on its way. Get ready for "Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj," only without the unnecessary baggage of an actual Van Wilder.
September 16, 2005
"Kumar" Star to Headline "Van Wilder" Sequel
Edward Douglas over at ComingSoon.net scored a comedic scoop that could be good news, or it could be bad ... depending on what you thought of "National Lampoon's Van Wilder" and its franchise possibilities.
June 1, 2005
"Dude" & "Kumar" Director Wants to Play "Fetch"
Variety reports on a typically "high-concept" project for director Danny Leiner ("Dude, Where's My Car?," "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle"). Described as "Look Who's Talking" with dogs instead of babies, "Fetch" is a romantic comedy / chatty canine affair that was written by Jeff Lowell (of the upcoming "John Tucker Must Die").
March 21, 2005
DreamWorks Taps "Kumar" Creators for New Eddie Murphy Comedy
Screenwriters Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg, fresh off the cult fave that is "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle," have just inked a deal with DreamWorks and Imagine. Their "Johnny Blaze" concept will make its way to your local multiplex with Eddie Murphy in the title role. Described by Variety as an action-comedy about "an old-school rapper who retires and becomes a private eye who solves crimes within the hip-hop world," the flick could be a return to the "grown-up" comedy material that Murphy's been avoiding these days.
November 29, 2004
Harold and Kumar Sequel?
Now Playing Magazine sat down with director Danny Leiner ("Dude, Where's My Car?," "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle") to discuss the possibility of sequels: "I think the ship has sailed [on a Dude sequel]," he says. "For whatever reason, it took the studio a while to go for that."