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Principal photography ends with the sequel to “HALF BAKED”; Rachel True reprises her iconic role as ‘Mary Jane’

Reprising her role as “Mary Jane” from the cult classic half cooked, Rachel True (“Half & Half,” “Harlem”) joins a new cast featuring Dexter Darden (The maze Runner, cries of joy), Moses Storm (“Moses Storm: White Trash”, “Everything is Trash”), Ramona Young ( “I have never,” Blockers,), Santos Ash (“True story”), Joel Courtney (Super 8, The kissing booth), and David Koechner (Presenter: The Legend of Ron Burgundy“The Office”) in a brand new half cooked film, which wrapped production in Baton Rouge. The film will also feature special appearances by Frankie Munizactor Jeff Ross and original actor Harland Williams.

Directed by Michael Tiddes (Sextuplets, Naked), the sequel 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 while smoking the most powerful joint in the world. The film will debut on non-theatrical platforms worldwide in 2023 by Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production arm of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.

“We are thrilled to announce the next chapter of half cooked, featuring new characters and a hilarious story that is sure to satisfy fans of the original film while attracting a whole new generation of fans,” said Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Universal 1440 Entertainment. “The sequel features a talented young cast alongside Rachel True reprising her role as fan-favorite ‘Mary Jane’. We can’t wait to show audiences where the story goes from here.

This highly anticipated comedy is written by Justin Hires (“MacGyver”, 21 jump street), and produced by Griff Furst (Where all the light tends to go, 57 seconds).

About Universal 1440 Entertainment:
Universal 1440 Entertainment develops and produces action and animated films and series for worldwide distribution on all non-theatrical platforms. Since forming in 2005, the group has amassed an outstanding roster of lively family fare, including the Daytime Emmy®-winner Curious Georgetelevision series as well as animated feature films Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You and Bobbleheads: The Movie. The group has also successfully relied on some of Universal’s very famous and fan-favorite live-action franchises, including Tremors, death race, Scorpio King, AmericanTart, Honey, Bring it on and the chucky movies. Universal 1440 Entertainment is a production subsidiary of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG).

UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for cinema, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive games and live entertainment. The worldwide division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango and DreamWorks Animation Film and Television. UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to global audiences. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a leading motion picture company, significant television production operations, a group of leading television stations, world-class theme parks and a suite of leading Internet companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.