Kal Penn has joined the cast of Fox's action drama 24 in a recurring role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Superman Returns star will play a guy who is somehow involved with the Islamic guru running the neighborhood mosque and might be the key to a terrorist plot.

Penn, along with John Cho, starred in New Line Cinema's 2004 comedy Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and is attached to the upcoming sequel, Harold & Kumar Go to Amsterdam.

Penn next stars in the feature comedy Van Wilder 2: Rise of the Taj, a sequel to the 2002 film Van Wilder film centered on Penn's character Taj.