Despite reports that the original triumvirate of Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis were hesitant to return for a Hangover 2, all three have now signed on board for the comedy sequel.
Director Todd Phillips had been assuring us of this all along, but some of the stars seemed non-plussed at the idea in interviews.
In a sign of his love for the original flick, Bradley Cooper even backed out of McG’s rom-com This Means War because it clashed with the Hangover sequel’s proposed July shooting date.
Each of the actors will earn a pay cheque of $5m, which kicks dirt in the eyes of their original pay day of just $1m.
Where would the plot take them? Phillips isn’t saying much about rumours that the guys would have an adventure in Thailand, stating:
“I don’t know. There’s a lot of rumors. There was rumor also that it was going to Mexico or something and neither are true.”
The first Hangover was last year’s surprise hit, taking a worldwide haul of $467m on a budget of just $34m. It went on to scoop the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
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