This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.
The Hangover 3 is set to add a new cast member to its wolf pack, with Variety reporting that John Goodman is set to appear in a villainous role.
Goodman is currently in talks to play a minor part as a bad guy, with the report describing him as "an antagonist in the vein of the character Paul Giamatti played in Hangover 2".
Meanwhile, director Todd Phillips is apparently keen to bring a couple more big names into the fray, with Robert Downey Jr. and Sean Penn on his hit list as potential cameo merchants.
If they can be persuaded to sign on the dotted line, the duo would join returning cast-members Heather Graham, Sasha Barrese, Mike Epps and Ken Jeong, all of whom are set to reprise earlier roles alongside the four primary characters.Source: www.totalfilm.com
Despite a raft of lukewarm reviews and unfavourable comparisons with the original, The Hangover 2 grossed nearly $600 million worldwide, more than enough to convince Warner Bros that a second sequel is in order. And according to Bradley Cooper, that sequel could be along sooner rather than later.
Cooper appeared on the Graham Norton show over the weekend, and told the host that filming could get started in the second half of 2012.
"I hope we're going start shooting in September," said Cooper. "I know Todd Phillips is working on the script. We adhered to the formula in the second one, [and] the third would close the trilogy."
Intriguingly enough, Cooper thinks said formula might be discarded for round three. "I think it'll take place in L.A. and not adhere to the structure," he said. "It might be different."
It might indeed, although having seen the second movie rack up a huge worldwide box office without deviating from the drunken-blur formula of the original, we'd be surprised if Warner sanctioned a significant change in direction.
That might spoil co-writer Craig Mazin's plans, however, if we're to believe the idea he ran by Collider earlier this year.
"I think the third movie ends with Doug staring at a row of crosses in a graveyard," said Mazin. "It's everyone - his wife, his family is dead, everybody from the first movie is dead. Somebody shows up and tells him his dog is dead." Go on Warner, surprise us!Source: www.totalfilm.com
The Hangover Part II may have only received the lightest smattering of praise, but its massive haul at the box office ($343m worldwide and counting) means a Hangover 3 is a dead cert.
Now Zach Galifianakis has confirmed that the people at Warner Bros. are keen to kick a threequel into action.
"They want to do a Hangover 3," he tells Rolling Stone. "I'm getting fricking phone calls already."
Moreover, Galifianakis revealed a snippet of what could be the plot for the third Hangover.
According to him, the third film would find his character Alan confined to a mental hospital, while Phil and Stu attempt to break him out.
That somewhat flies in the face of rumours of a trip to Amsterdam, though there's no saying that trip isn't the reason Alan is jumped from the institute.
One thing's for certain, though – Hangover 3 would be the final outing for Galifianakis and co, with director Todd Phillips previously stating a third film would be a trilogy closer.Source: www.totalfilm.com
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