It looks like actor turned White House aid Kal Penn will be taking a break from his political duties to reprise his role alongside John Cho as a hungry pothead in another Harold & Kumar sequel. According to Deadline, New Line Cinema has set a production start date on the latest film in the series entitled, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas.

The Warner Bros-based studio is currently looking for a director to film the project and they’re seriously considering releasing it in 3D. I know, I know, the horror! I don’t need extra dimensions in my movies during the holiday but they’re thinking about it. A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas is expected to appear in theaters sometime during the 2011 or 2012 holiday season.

The interesting thing about the third film, is the return of Penn to the game of acting. Even though it’s for a stoner comedy, he’s still back in Hollywood after deciding to take on a gig as an associate director of the White House Office Of Public Engagement. His political stint was supposed to last for a whole year, but I’m assuming he’s made the necessary arrangements with his superiors regarding his leap back to the big screen.

What do you think about another Harold and Kumar movie? Do you think Kal Penn made the right decision to return to acting?