"Kumar" Star to Headline "Van Wilder" Sequel

by | September 16, 2005 | Comments

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.

"Although Ryan Reynolds mentioned earlier this year that a sequel to his 2002 comedy "National Lampoon’s Van Wilder" was in the works without him, very few details have been released up until this point. ComingSoon.net can now report that actor Kal Penn, who cracked people up with last year’s "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" and will appear in next year’s "Superman Returns," will star in the sequel, tentatively called "Van Wilder Deux: The Rise of Taj."

Currently in pre-production from Myriad Pictures, the story will shift over to Penn’s character Taj, Van Wilder’s sidekick and protégé from the first film, as he arrives at Oxford University to show the stuffy Brits how to party."