The film is scheduled for release in 2011. Harris has played a satirical, alcohol, drugs and prostitutes-loving version of himself in the first two films of the series, "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" (2004) and "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay" (2008).
The New York daily also reports that Harris is unlikely to reprise his role of glee club-hating school board member Bryan Ryan on the hit Fox series "Glee." Harris played the role in a well-received guest appearance this spring, but is likely going to stick to his regular role as womanizing attorney Barney Stinson on the CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" and not jump networks again for a reprise appearance.
Harris told Hollywood.com, "The networks like to keep actors … on their network."
"A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas" will again star John Cho and Kal Penn as the title characters, who get into comically crazy, marijuana-addled sets of adventures. The film will be directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson from a screenplay by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg.
Harris' stage credits include Assassins, Cabaret and Proof on Broadway; Rent and All My Sons in Los Angeles; the Reprise!, New York Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony concert versions of Sweeney Todd; and tick, tick … BOOM! in London. He will direct the upcoming Hollywood Bowl concert version of Rent and appear (in voice) in the upcoming screen version of "The Smurfs." He hosted the 64th Annual Tony Awards.