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Kal Penn Leaves White House to Film 'Harold & Kumar 3'

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May 3 2010, Published 3:06 p.m. ET

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Kal Penn is ditching politics for Hollywood to re-team with John Cho for the third installment of the stoner series, Harold and Kumar.

"I signed a piece of paper. It's Time Warner, I made a commitment and they said they're filming now," Kal explains about quitting his job at the White House, where he works for President Obama.

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"I thought, 'Come on, guys, can't you give me a few more years?' It's a seven-week shoot."

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So, will Kal return to politics after his stint in Hollywood? "I'm hoping to come back to this. It may not be in the White House," he tells New York Magazine.

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"Maybe four or eight years after that I'll go back to movies. But I don't want to put a definite date on it," says the star of Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle and Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanomo Bay.

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