New Line sequel finds duo at Guantanamo Bay

The South by Southwest Film Festival will premiere New Line comedy “Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay,” directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg.

The sequel to the duo’s underground hit “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle” follows the boys’ escape from Gitmo after being suspected of terrorism on a flight to Amsterdam.

Expected to attend the fest are stars Kal Penn and John Cho, who reprise their roles. New Line will release the film on April 25.

“You often find smart political satire where you least expect it,” said SXSW producer Matt Dentler. “It only adds to the diverse slate of films we have scheduled for this year’s festival.”

Other movies announced include Stuart Townsend’s “Battle in Seattle,” Harmony Korine’s “Mister Lonely” and Emily Hubley’s animated “The Toe Tactic.”

Added to the fest’s conference schedule is a conversation with Michael Eisner, which will have the former Disney topper “discussing his past, present and future endeavors, as he builds new companies and models for entertainment consumption.”

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