Apparently, White Castle trumps the White House.

Hollywood Insider brings news that Kal Penn will be leaving his current post as President Barack Obama's Associate Director of Public Engagement to reprise his role as Kumar Patel for a third 'Harold & Kumar' comedy. Penn's co-star, John Cho, will be returning as Harold Lee.

Penn joined the administration last year, thus putting his acting career on hold. At the time, he was appearing on the hit Fox medical drama 'House,' and shocked everyone when his character, Dr. Lawrence Kutner, committed suicide.

The third 'Harold & Kumar' will be Christmas-themed, with New Line Cinema eyeing a holiday 2011 release. Newcomer Todd Strauss Schulson will be directing, as original 'Harold & Kumar' creators Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg are moving to Universal to direct the fourth 'American Pie' movie.
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