November 11, 2022
Reprising her role as Mary Jane from the 1998 cult classic Half Baked, Rachel True (“Half & Half,” “Harlem”) joins a new cast for a followup to the film — Half Baked 2.
The film will debut on non-theatrical platforms worldwide in 2023 from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production arm of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.
Other stars in the followup, which has wrapped production in Baton Rouge, La., include Dexter Darden (The Maze Runner, Joyful Noise), Moses Storm (“Moses Storm: White Trash,” “Everything’s Trash”), Ramona Young (“Never Have I Ever,” Blockers), Ash Santos (“True Story”), Joel Courtney (Super 8, The Kissing Booth) and David Koechner (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, “The Office”).
The film will also feature special appearances by Frankie Muniz, comedian Jeff Ross and original cast member Harland Williams.
Directed by Michael Tiddes (Sextuplets, Naked), the sequel follows Thurgood Jenkins’ son J.R. (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.
“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,” said Glenn Ross, GM and EVP, Universal 1440 Entertainment, in a statement. “The sequel features a talented young cast alongside Rachel True reprising her role as the fan-favorite ‘Mary Jane.’ We can’t wait to show audiences where the story goes from here.”