Fans of Danneel Harris have something to look forward to besides the upcoming season of One Tree Hill. The 28-year-old actress will also be featured in the comedy movie Harold & Kumar 2, which is a sequel to the 2004 film Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.
The One Tree Hill actress plays Vanessa and will be joining John Cho and Kal Penn as they reprise their roles as Harold Lee and Kumar Patel respectively.
In Harold & Kumar 2, the famously stoned buddies will be taking their misadventure in the Deep South Bay. The premise revolves around Kumar, the Indian American protagonist, as he is mistaken for a bomb-carrying terrorist while the pair is trying to sneak a bong on board a plane on the way to Amsterdam. As fugitives on the run from the Department of Homeland Security, they travel through Miami to Texas and soon find themselves in the ranch house of President George W. Bush.
Although the original movie failed to ignite at the box office during its release in the summer of 2004, it has pulled in more than 30 million DVD sales. With the development of a sequel writer/director Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg hope to address the popular demand of the comedy duo.
“We expected it to be an underground hit, and we thought it would blow up huge on DVD and people would want to see a sequel,” Schlossberg said.
Aside from Harris, new additions to the cast include comedian Jon Reep and former Daily Show correspondent Rob Corddry. The movie will also feature some familiar faces such as Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), who appeared as a drug-crazed version of himself in the original movie, and Paula Garces (The Shield), as Maria, Harold’s Latina love interest.
This isn’t Danneel Harris’ first attempt in the big screen. Although she is known for playing Rachel Gatina on One Tree Hill, she has acted in movies like Rule Number One, Parental Guidance Suggested and the romantic comedy Ten Inch Hero.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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