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 »
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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 »
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 »
Ever since The Hangover became a runaway hit, we knew there would be a sequel. Very shortly after the film was a hit, talk began that the film might take place in Thailand. Perhaps that began with the film’s breakout star Zach Galifianakis, who said, “I think it’s going to be in a foreign country, and I think it has to be in an exotic place.”
In part, the Thailand talk also came about when we learned that the scuttled Old School sequel, Old School Dos, was intended to take place in Thailand. Might make it easier to pull together the Hangover sequel if some jokes had already been written for another similar Thai-set movie, right? But director Todd Phillips later said the rumor was bunk, putting things back at square one.
Until now, as ComingSoon reports that a source confirms that the film will be shot in Thailand this fall, “with a script that sees the characters from the 2009 hit comedy traveling to Asia.” The primary cast of the first film (Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, and Galifianakis) are signed and will return. There’s still time for Phillips or any number of other participants to deny this once again, so we’ll see where the talk about the sequel goes in the next few months. As long as the film is as entertaining as the first, it can be shot on the moon, for all I care. Actually, that would be a lot of fun…maybe for a third film.
Weeks after the monster success of The Hangover, Warner Bros and director Todd Phillips began talking about a sequel. Since then we’ve heard rumors that the story might be set somewhere outside of Las Vegas, possibly in Thailand. But while Phillips has promised that all the original cast would “definitely be returning for another adventure”, some stars have seemed reluctant in interviews. Warner Bros never thought the comedy would spawn a franchise, and didn’t lock/option the actors up for additional films. But if there were ever any doubt, it was quashed when last month we learned that Bradley Cooper pulled out of McG‘s romantic comedy called This Means War because it conflicted with Hangover 2‘s then July start date.
Deadline now confirms that Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis are all now officially signed for the next adventure and each actor will be paid in “the vicinity of $5 million against 4% of first dollar gross.” In contrast, the trio earned less than $1 million collectively for the first film. They’re moving on up.
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Bradley Cooper has pulled out of McG‘s next film, a romantic comedy called This Means War. According to EW, Cooper was forced to make the decision due to scheduling conflicts: The July start date for the Fox romcom overlapped with the start of The Hangover 2. Reese Witherspoon is still attached, but not yet officially signed, same with McG. It is possible that this film might completely fall apart again. Fox has had this one for a long time; it was originally intended as a Martin Lawrence film, and a number of directors have been attached over the years.
The movie revolves around two best friends, inseparable since childhood, that fall in love with the same woman (Witherspoon) and go to war against each other. THR says the “ensuing battle escalates to mammoth proportions, with New York City demolished in their wake.”
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Talking to EW, The Hangover director Todd Phillips gave the low down on the status of a sequel. He’s currently midway through the script, although no plot details are known yet. Phillips mentioned that he was thinking of ideas for a sequel while they were filming, and that Warner Brothers asked for a sequel as soon as they saw how well the film tested. He also promises that Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis will definitely be returning for another adventure.
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