When Todd Phillips and crew were filming the first Hangover film, they did so under the radar. No one thought a little Vegas based comedy starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zack Galifianakis could make any money. In fact, I’m sure some insiders probably asked “Galifi-who-kis?” What they underestimated was the power of an actual good movie and The Hangover became the top grossing R-rated comedy of all time. It made Galifianakis into a household name and bona fide box office draw, Helms is as popular as ever thanks to The Office and Bradley Cooper isn’t only Face from The A-Team, he’s mentioned in practically every single piece of superhero casting there is.
Because of that success, when production began on the sequel, The Hangover Part II, it was pretty obvious it wasn’t going to fly under the radar. So it’s no surprise that a second batch of set photos from The Hangover Part II just appeared online and, unlike the first batch, these certainly ruin some punchlines. Continue only if you don’t care about spoilers. Read More »
Jamie Chung just officially pulled past The Miz to become the most successful Real World cast member ever. The actress, who has already starred in the AMC Family show Samurai Girl, Grown Ups and Sorority Row in addition to playing one of the main ladies in Sucker Punch (above), has just been cast in The Hangover Part II (which, it seems, is the official new title). She’ll play Stu’s (Ed Helms) wife in the Todd Phillips film that also stars Bradley Cooper, Zack Galifianakis and Justin Bartha with appearances by Mike Tyson, Ken Jeong and Liam Neeson. It’s scheduled for a May 26 release. Read more about Chung and her role after the jump. Read More »
Audiences love the summer because it’s the home of the blockbuster but, in terms of memorable films, the summer of 2010 was a major disappointment. Outside of Toy Story 3 and Inception, the rest of the top 10 films at the box office were a mixed bag of mediocre sequels and remakes. Thankfully, next summer will more than make up for it, at least in terms of blockbuster potential.
The summer of 2011 is absolutely loaded with massive, big budget films including huge sequels Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and The Hangover 2, new superhero films like Green Lantern, Thor and Captain America: The Last Avenger, kids fare such as Cars 2, Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom and Smurfs 3D and don’t forget Super 8, Rise of the Apes, X-Men: First Class and more.
Jon Favreau, director of one of the summer’s wildcards, Cowboys and Aliens, is potentially nervous about the box office back up and feels like many films are going to suffer surprising casualties. Hit the jump for more. Read More »
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This is a pretty brief update, but in the interest of playing along with spoiler-phobes who were irritated that we gave away the planned Mel Gibson cameo in The Hangover 2, I’ll keep the new info after the break. (Mostly, that is. It’s in the URL, so don’t…look…up!) Click on to find out who the ‘new’ Mel Gibson is… Read More »
Earlier this week it was reported that Mel Gibson would be filming a cameo for The Hangover 2, in an attempt to one-up Mike Tyson’s appearance in the first film. Gibson was set to have “a comedy role as a tattoo artist” in the film, when production moved from Thailand to a Bangkok set currently built on the Warner Bros. lot at the end of this month. The plans have since been canceled. Why? Find out after the jump.
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The Hangover initially hooked audiences with a big cameo, as the trailer revealed that the film would depict, at long last, Mike Tyson‘s secret love for Phil Collins. Now that the comedy is a name brand, The Hangover 2 doesn’t need a huge cameo to pull in audiences. But it can’t hurt, right? Last week returning actress Sasha Barrese said we could expect another huge guest appearance. And now a source says it will be Mel Gibson. Read More »
At the beginning of the week, when word came out that a script for The Flash is meant to be delivered by the end of the year, the news came with a rumor. It suggested that Bradley Cooper was in the running (ahem) to play the title character. That seemed to be conjecture, perhaps based in part on the fact that Mr. Cooper was already rumored for another big role in Green Lantern, another DC Comics picture.
On the set of The Hangover 2, Bradley Cooper said of the rumor “I’ve never heard anything about it ever in my life.” Which wouldn’t be the first time he’d denied a casting rumor (The A-Team) which turned out to be true. But since there isn’t even a script at this point for The Flash, let’s hold off on the casting for a moment. Read More »
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The Hangover 2 is currently shooting and, as tends to happen in today’s paparazzi/camera phone crazy society, the first photos from the set have surfaced. They show the whole gang, played by Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zack Galifianakis and, yes, even Justin Bartha, on location at the Ontario Airport in Ontario, CA. Thailand, here they come! Hit the jump to check out the pics from the Todd Phillips directed sequel. Read More »
$467 million in international box office tends raise some eyebrows in Hollywood. So when The Hangover became one of the biggest surprise hits in history, sequel news and rumors began running rampant. There was the huge pay increase stars Bradley Cooper, Zack Galifianakis and Ed Helms got for the film, some projects those guys left because of the inevitable shooting schedule and, of course, Thailand. The Asian country was rumored to be the setting, then it wasn’t, then it was again, according to director Todd Phillips.
No matter where it’s set, though, the biggest question remains how the setting of the film will facilitate the plot structure and debauchery we know and love from the original. Hit the jump to read the latest rumor about what exactly might happen while Phil, Stu and Alan party in Thailand. Read More »