The original film, released by Universal in 2000, focused on two underachieving pot smokers (Silas and Jamal) who, after smoking a batch of marijuana they had fertilised with the ashes of their deceased friend, ace their college exams and find themselves attending Harvard University. The original film starred Method Man and Redman and the script was written by Dustin Lee Abraham and directed by Jesse Dylan.
In addition, the same report states that NeNe Leakes, Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris, Cynthia Bailey, Shekinah Jo and hip-hop artist Lil Baby will make appearances in the film.
The sequel is written by Artie Johann and Shawn Ries. MTV is teaming up with Universal 1440 Entertainment, which develops and produces live-action and animated non-theatrical projects directly for distribution in all media and they’ll act as the studio on the film. The sequel project is set to commence shooting in Atlanta towards the end of the summer. Original film producer Shauna Garr who serve as an executive producer on the project alongside MTV’s Morgana Rosenberg, Josh Vodnoy and Jason Goldberg.
How High 2 has begun production in Atlanta.