Sure, we saw Neil Patrick Harris in Harold And Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay being gunned down by an irate bordello owning Beverly D’Angello and left for dead by the film’s titular stoner heroes. Don’t worry. A scene after the credits showed that he was alright. And besides, do you think that a few pesky gunshot wounds are enough to keep him from returning for the currently in production sequel, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas?
Hollywood.com had a chat with the actor who is currently working on the live action Smurfs in New York City, who confirmed his involvement in the threequel. Presumably, once the actor is done in Manhattan he’ll immediately join up with John Cho and Kal Penn before having to head back to Hollywood to begin work on the sixth season of the sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
The new film will see best buds Harold and Kumar estranged after nearly ten years. Harold is drug-free and married, pulling down big figures as a Wall Street exec. Kumar is still smoking pot and has just lost his medical license because of that. The duo get reunited when a package for Harold arrives at their old apartment and Kumar takes it to Harold’s new home. One accidentally set-on-fire Christmas tree later and the two are out looking for a replacement when hilarity ensues.
Series writer/directors Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg have penned the script for the film, though their duties preparing to helm American Pie 4 from their own screenplay for Universal later this summer have kept them out of the directors’ chairs for this film. First time feature director Todd Strauss-Schulson is directing.