'Kumar' Bails on White House Gig

Kal Penn leaves Obama administration to resume acting
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2010 3:46 PM CDT
In this image provided by New Line Cinema, John Cho, left, and Kal Penn, center, are shown with Rob Corddry in a scene from New Line Cinema’s "Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay".   (AP Photo/New Line Cinema, Jaimie Trueblood)
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(Newser) – Kal Penn is done with politics: The actor will resign as President Obama's associate director of public engagement to return to show business, starting with a new Harold & Kumar movie that begins shooting in June. The film will see the two buddies reunited at Christmastime under the direction of Todd Schulson, and may be shot in 3-D, reports Entertainment Weekly. Expect to see a lot of freaked-out stoners in theaters come holiday 2011.

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