Several New Cast Members Join American Reunion
06.04.11 by Ryan
With Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Chris Klein, Alyson Hannigan, Thomas Ian Nichols, Eugene Levy and the rest of the American Pie regulars set to return, the cast of American Reunion, the fourth installment in the American Pie franchise, is expanding.
Deadline reports that Jay Harrington (Better Off Ted) and Ali Cobrin (The Hole) have joined the cast. Harrington will play the doctor boyfriend of Mena Suvari's character and Cobrin will play a high school senior looking to give away her virginity to the perfect guy. While we're sure that Stifler (Scott) will try his best to prove his worth, so might Chuck Hittinger.
Variety reports Hittinger (Pretty Little Liars) has been cast as Marco, a high school jock and bully who doesn't treat his girlfriend well. Could Hittinger's girlfriend be Cobrin? It's likely, but unconfirmed.
Katrina Bowden (30 Rock, the upcoming Piranha 3DD) has also joined the cast, Variety reports separately. Bowden will play Klein's L.A. party girl-type girlfriend. You know, a Tara Reid kind of character (Reid is also returning).
While American Reunion will still see Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) lust after Stifler's mom (Jennifer Coolidge), Finch will also have a love interest. Dania Ramirez (Heroes, X-Men: The Last Stand) will play Trisha, the "ugly duckling nobody noticed in high school, who has since grown into a beautiful swan."
Another newcomer to the cast, THR reports, is Vik Sahay (Chuck), who will play Stifler's boss, described as "the nerdy kid in high school who grows up to be your boss and takes great pleasure in dishing it back now that the tables have turned."
Another returning cast member is Shannon Elizabeth, who played Czech exchange student Nadia in the first two American Pie movies. Elizabeth was the last original cast member to agree to return, Deadline reports. What her character will be up to in the sequel is unknown.
American Reunion was written and directed by Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay's Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, and is currently shooting in Atlanta. Hannigan told The Huffington Post that the sequel updates how the characters' lives have changed since attending Jim and Michelle's nuptials in 2003's American Wedding.
It's really true to how real life would be, where everybody, they've all gone in different directions, but of course when you get back together again, it's as if no time has passed. You'll be able to catch up with all the characters, see what they're doing, where are they now, it's as if no time has passed when they all come back together. It's my second day of shooting, but already it's been such a blast and I can tell it's going to be really, really funny.