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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