Paul Giamatti is joining The Hangover 2

Sideways actor heading to Thailand

Paul Giamatti will be joining director Todd Phillips in Thailand for the follow-up to comedy supersmash The Hangover.

Details on the eagerly-anticipated comedy sequel are extremely sparse, but Deadline have announced that Giamatti has now signed on.

He will be teaming up with original stars Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha, while newbies Liam Neeson and Juliette Lewis are also on board. Ken Jeong's terrifying Mr Chow is also set to return.

Paul Giamatti will next be seen in Barney's Version, and he'll also be hamming it up to the max as King John in medieval actioner Ironclad. Giamatti has long been a TF favourite. So good in American Splendor, Sideways and HBO's John Adams, it'll be exciting to see what he brings to this sequel.

Expect plot details to trickle through extremely slowly though, as Warner Bros will likely be keeping this one tightly under wraps.

Source: Deadline

Glad to see Giamatti join the cast? Or still mourning the fact that Mel Gibson didn't sign on the dotted line? Let us know!



      Nov 13th 2010, 12:23

      I may be one of the few people who was genuinely lookng forward to seeing Mel bring the thunder in the sequel, but Liam Neeson is a great left field choice. Paul Giammati coming aboard had just made my day. The guy is a living legend. No doubt i'll get some stick for saying this but i reckon this could possibly top Bill Murray's Zombieland cameo.

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    • Jrdnsans1792

      Nov 13th 2010, 13:44

      Well i was not a big fan of the first Hangover movie, but with both Liam Neeson and Paul Giammati in the sequel, i can't help but look forward to seeing what its like. Shame about Mel Gibson though, would have been great to see him in this.

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    • marc96

      Nov 13th 2010, 17:22

      i too would have loved to see Mel Gibson, i will always be a fan of his, as an actor & director. would have been good to see him make jokes about himself. cant wait for the sequel but i was wondering if Mike Tyson is definitly appearing again, as I thought he was brilliant i the first

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