Half Baked 2 is fully baked after it has completed production Baton Rouge, LA for the follow-up of the 1998 cult classic.
Rachel True is reprising her role as Mary Jane in the Universal 1440 Entertainment title. Harland Williams will also reprise his role in the sequel Of the new cast, Dexter Darden, Moses Storm, Ramona Young, Ash Santos, Joel Courtney, and David Koechner will also star in the sequel. With special appearances from Frankie Muniz, and comedian Jeff Ross.
Michael Tiddes is directing Half Baked 2 and Justin Hires is penning the script.
Half Baked 2 follows Thurgood Jenkins’ son JR (Darden) and his best friends Miles (Storm) and Cori (Young) as they search for the money to bury their other best friend Bruce (Courtney), who died from smoking the most powerful joint in the world.
The original 1998 movie, which also starred Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz and Jim Breuer, was a box office bust only making 17.4M at the domestic box office against its $8M budget. However, the film would rise to cult status following a re-release on DVD.
Tamra Davis directed the film which Chappelle and Neal Brennan co-wrote. Its plot ran as such. “When a member of their crew gets arrested for killing a New York City police horse by feeding it junk food, three slackin’ stoners are forced to get off their butts and raise bail by selling pot stolen from a pharmaceutical lab. It’s a risky plan but, hey, these are stand-up guys who would do anything to help out a friend in need.
Griff Furst is producing Half Baked 2. A release date is yet to be set for Half Baked 2, however, producers are planning a worldwide non-theatrical release next year.
Producers are hoping that the sequel will build upon the success of the original movie with Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Universal 1440 Entertainment saying:
“We are thrilled to announce the next chapter in Half Baked, with new characters and a hilarious story that is sure to satisfy followers of the original film while attracting a whole new generation of fans. Expressing anticipation over the sequel, Ross added; “we can’t wait to show audiences where the story goes from here.”