The star has joined another original Pie favourite, Seann William Scott, who also sought treatment in rehab recently (Mar11) for "health and personal issues".
Klein will return as Chris 'Oz' Ostreicher in the fourth installment of the teen comedy, titled American Reunion.
Following his success in the films, Klein fell from grace after twice being arrested for drink driving - once in 2005 and again in 2010
After he was caught for the second time last year (10), Klein checked himself into a rehabilitation centre in a bid to kick his alcohol issues.
And he's now putting his troubles behind him - earlier this year (11) he signed up to star opposite Elijah Wood in new TV show Wilfred and he's now set to resurrect his American Pie character.
Klein's representative, Jaime Primak, tells People.com the star is "very excited to reunite with the original cast."
Other original castmembers Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid and Eugene Levy will also be a part of the sequel.
After announcing a few weeks ago that American Reunion -- the new installment in the American Pie series that will actually use the original cast instead of some dudes who just look like those from the original cast -- was actually happening, there was one face noticeably absent from the list of returning stars: Alyson Hannigan. But good news -- Deadline reports that's no longer the case.
Hannigan will reprise her role as the lovable, but slightly raunchy, wife of Jason Biggs' character Jim. But this news isn't all that surprising because reportedly the story will follow Hannigan and Biggs as they venture into marriage and parenthood, where they will undoubtedly have to deal with their children's inevitable experiments with flutes and pies.
Jason Biggs, Eugene Levy, and Seann William Scott have all accepted offers to appear in American Reunion, the fifth (sixth? Who knows how many direct-to-DVD sequels they made. And if they count at all) sequel to the American Pie franchise. Scott accepted, despite the fact that he checked himself into treatment earlier this week. Guess he needed to clean himself up before playing an alcoholic slacker douche. Method acting, you guys!
Anyway, Universal is still in talks with most of the original cast because it just wouldn’t be a real American Pie reunion without Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari and Jennifer Coolidge. Know who else they’re talking to? CHRIS MOTHER FUCKING KLEIN! MIGHT AS WELL GIVE HIM THE OSCAR NOW BITCHES. THE KLEIN TRAIN IS PULLING BACK INTO THE STATION OF KICK-ASS! OH YEEEEEEAH!
Meanwhile, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, the writer/director behind the underappreciated Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, will handle the writing and directing duties for the reunion. The original American Pie writers and directors, Adam Herz and Paul and Chris Weitz, will executive produce.
Wait. We’re missing someone very important here. WHERE’S ALYSON HANNIGAN, FOOLS? She’s the only female cast member to find steady work post-Pie and she’s not going to be in the reunion? GASP! Does that mean her and Biggs' character got a divorce? NOOOOOO!
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott and Eugene Levy have reportedly signed up for the reunion movie and Universal studio bosses are in negotiations with other former regulars like Thomas Ian Nicholas, Mena Suvari and Jennifer Coolidge.
The news comes just a day after Scott's publicist confirmed the actor had checked into rehab for "health and personal issues".
The 1999 original and 2001 sequel grossed a combined $520 million (£346 million) at the worldwide box office.
The actor's wife, Jenny Mollen, brought the pole home after signing up for stripper exercise classes - and insisted on putting it up in the couple's living room.
Biggs says, "For the most part it's just there... We don't really do anything... I should probably gift it to Charlie (Sheen); he would probably get a lot more use out of it.
"My wife is crazy... She bought it because she was taking these prostitution classes, these work-out classes and she came home with it one day and she said, 'I got a stripper pole; we're gonna put it up in the living room,' and I'm like, 'No, we're not.'
"Every guy I told, they were like, 'That's the coolest thing ever,' and I'm like, 'Not when it's in the middle of your living room... I tell you when a stripper pole is cool - at a strip club when some other girl, not your wife, is dancing on it.
"It's very sexy and she does do it occasionally, but for the most part I have such OCD she'll be like doing a show... and I'm just, like, watching her, like, big stripper heels dig into the hardwood the whole time... and I get all freaked out about that; I can't even pay attention to her."
"My best friend just married my sister-in-law, my wife's sister... It's so great; our kids will be first cousins. I don't have any brothers... This is like my brother; he is my brother-in-law... We didn't even have to push; we had little hang-outs." Actor JASON BIGGS is thrilled about welcoming his best pal to the family.
The Tourist is about as difficult to get through as spotting the vowels in the name of its director. Florian Henckel von Donnersmark was last seen receiving a Best Foreign Film Oscar in 2007 for The Lives of Others which was about a couple living in East Berlin who were being monitored by the police of the German Democratic Republic. Its positive reception made way for the assumption that Donnersmark would continue to populate the USA with films of seemingly otherworldly and underrepresented themes. But his current project is saddening in its superficiality and total implausibility.
The film’s only real upside is its stars: two of our most prized Americans. Johnny Depp plays Frank Tupelo a math teacher from Wisconsin who travels to Europe after his wife leaves him presumably because of his weakness and simplicity. While en route to Venice he meets Elise Clifton-Ward (Angelina Jolie) who situates herself in his company after she receives a letter from her criminal lover Alexander Pearce (who stole some billions from a very wealthy Russian and the British government) with instructions to find someone on a train who looks like him and make the police believe that he is the real Alexander Pearce to throw the authorities and the Russians off his track. Elise picks Frank and after they are photographed kissing each other on the balcony of Elise’s hotel everyone begins to believe Frank is the real Pearce and so begins the chase.
While Donnersmark could not have picked two better looking people to film roaming around Venice his lack of faith in the audience is obvious. Every aspect of the characters is hammed up again and again as if Donnersmark felt burdened with the task of making us see his vision. Doubtful that we’re capable of getting to where he wants us he has crafted a movie completely devoid of subtlety. Elise’s strength and superiority over Frank are portrayed by close-ups and repeated instances of men burping up their lungs upon seeing her (as if her beauty is in any way subjective?). And in case we forgot that Frank is the victim in this story -- even though he’s been tricked chased and shot at - Donnersmark still felt the need to pin him with a lame electronic cigarette to puff on. Frank and Elise somehow manage to lack mystery even though we get very few factual details about each of them.
Nothing extraordinary comes to us in the way of the film’s structural elements either. There is very little of the action that The Tourist’s marketing led us to believe and the dialog is often painful. The plot itself is almost shockingly unbelievable especially when we’re asked to believe that Elise falls in love with Frank after a combination of kissing him once and her disclosed habit of swooning over men she only spent an hour with (yes that was on her CV).
The Tourist is rather empty and cosmetic. It’s worth seeing if you’re a superfan of Jolie or Depp but don’t expect to walk out of the theater with anything more than the stub you came in with.
Judy Greer, the HBIC who threatens all the secure A-list actors with the incomparable wit she brings to her supporting roles, has landed a thirteen episode arch on the CBS show, "Mad Love."
Greer most recently got us salivating over her role as 'Cheryl' on FX's Archer, in addition to 'Kitty Sanchez' on Arrested Development and Marmaduke's mother in Marmaduke. Next up, she'll be one of four singles living in New York City, trying to find love. However, hopefully she and the producers are ready to put a new spin on the search, seeing as many have fought and lost the battle of depicting singles in the city.
The rest of the "single and not lovin' it" cast includes Sarah Chalke of Scrubs fame, Jason Biggs of the less than desirable "sticking genitals in desert pies" notoriety and Sons of Tuscon's star Tyler Labine. The show was created and will be produced by former ABC and NBC entertainment president Jamie Tarses and her brother Matt, writer and producer of Scrubs and Sports Night.
Source: TV Squad
The American Pie franchise is making a quasi-comeback (since it has always lived on via straight-to-DVD spinoffs), and the creators of Harold & Kumar have been brought on to direct.
Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg will reboot the raunchy teen-comedy series with American Pie 4.
The duo has already starting writing the script for the fourth installment, and Hurwitz and Schlossberg are reportedly hoping to bring back the original cast members.
Shouldn’t be too hard: Eugene Levy apparently can’t say no to any Pie movie, and Tara Reid is in no position to turn down an acting job!
As a result, the next Harold & Kumar adventure, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, will be directed by rookie Todd Strauss Schulson.