Rapper Lil Yachty is set to star in the comedy sequel How High 2, which began production on Tuesday. Universal 1440 Entertainment announced the news via a video on YouTube, which you can see below.
How High 2 is the sequel to the cult classic How High and chronicles two young “potrepreneurs” on a magical hash-fueled journey to fund their on-demand munchies delivery start-up. Yachty plays Roger, who is an entrepreneur and the younger brother of one of the protagonists from the original film.
“We are excited to work with the talented team at MTV to breathe new life into the How High franchise,” said Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Universal 1440 Entertainment. “This present-day telling will bring newcomers into the world of How High as well as provide the same priceless antics fans of the original will expect.”
How High was released in 2001 and followed a weed dealer/grower Silas (Method Man) and slacker Jamal (Redman) as they travel to Harvard after smoking a special marijuana strain made from the ashes of Silas’ deceased friend, which gives them the ability to talk to his ghost and get the answers to every test. Though it was mostly negatively received by critics, it was a modest box office hit and gained a large cult following, landing on many lists for the best stoner films of all time.