Miss Congeniality 2:FilmJerk has learned a bit about the proposed casting for the slated Miss Congeniality sequel, as well as some new plot details...

William Shatner and Heather Burns will both reprise the roles they played in the original “Miss Congeniality” in the forthcoming sequel, FilmJerk.com has learned. Production for “Miss Congeniality 2,” which returns Sandra Bullock to the central role of Gracie Hart, will begin April 5 in Los Angeles. Additionally, producers are now looking to cast several lead and supporting roles— and, interestingly, the quite-busy Michael Caine, who played Victor Melling in the original and was expected back, is not presently listed as part of the cast.

The plot of the film will focus on the kidnapping of Miss United States, Cheryl Frazier (the perky blonde from Rhode Island who won the title at the end of the first film), and Stan Fields, the beauty pageant’s host. Bullock’s Hart, along with her newly minted “Style Posse,” goes undercover once again, this time to save her two acquaintances.

CLICK HERE for the full casting / character break down over at FilmJerk.