Danny Trejo & More Joining A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
by Ethan Anderton
July 7, 2010
With principal photography underway in Michigan, now's the time for an official press release from Warner Bros fully acknowledging the production start of A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas with confirmation of returning cast members, announcements of new cast members and a general plot synopsis that we'll recap more than a few times before the film hits theaters. Of course John Cho and Kal Penn are reprising their role as the titular stoners with Neil Patrick Harris returning in some wacky capacity, but there's plenty of other cast members like Eddie Kaye Thomas returning as Rosenberg and Danny Trejo joining. Wait, what?
That's right, aside from recent reports of Patton Oswalt and Thomas Lennon joining this sequel, which is being shot in 3D, WB has announced that the baddest Mexican around, Danny Trejo, has also been thrown into the mix. We're not sure what role he'll take on this holiday misadventure, but the actor also joins new cast members Amir Blumenfeld (CollegeHumor.com), David Burtka (“How I Met Your Mother”), Fred Melamed (A Serious Man) and Richard Riehle (Halloween II). In addition, returning cast members not only include Thomas as Rosenberg (his counterpart Goldstein, played by David Krumholtz doesn't seem to be along for the ride) but also, Paula Garcés as Maria; Danneel Harris as Vanessa and Bobby Lee as Kenneth Park. In case you don't remember what's going down in this comedy, here's the plot synopsis:
After years of growing apart, Harold Lee (John Cho) and Kumar Patel (Kal Penn) have replaced each other with new best friends and are preparing for their respective Christmas celebrations. But when a mysterious package arrives at Kumar’s door, his attempt to deliver it to Harold’s house ends with him inadvertently burning down Harold’s father-in-law’s prize Christmas tree. With his in-laws out of the house for less than a day, Harold decides to cover his tracks rather than come clean, and reluctantly embarks on another ill-advised but hilarious journey with Kumar, taking them through New York City on Christmas Eve in search of the perfect Christmas tree.
So with Danny Trejo, Neil Patrick Harris and some kind of crazy classic claymation sequence we've heard about all combined with actually shooting in 3-D (stoners should be rejoicing at that fine point), this could be the craziest Harold & Kumar installment yet. With shooting underway, there's not much left to do now besides to sit back and wait until A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas hit theaters sometime in 2011, so stay tuned. I think it'll be nice to have a less family friendly holiday comedy around that time of year when you occasionally feel like punching your family, so I'm welcoming this with open arms. What about you guys?