New Featurette for The Hangover Part II
05.20.11 by Ryan
Next week, audiences will get to see whether director/co-writer Todd Phillips can strike rated-R comedy gold again with the sequel, The Hangover Part II. The movie reunites Phil (Bradley Cooper), Alan (Zach Galifianakis), Stu (Ed Helms), and Doug (Justin Bartha) as they head to Bangkok, Thailand, for another night they can't remember.
A new featurette explains the movie's story, which shouldn't be difficult to follow for anyone that saw the original movie, something that Phillips says was done entirely on purpose. "The blueprint of the Hangover 2 is very similar to the blueprint of Hangover one," Phillips admitted to CNN. "It's a special thing that the Hangover sort of owns that blueprint."
We talked a lot about ways to make a sequel. The freshest way is in embracing that template that existed but spinning it. "There's not one joke that's the same in the movie. It's essentially a comedy, every joke is different. And, since when have comedies really been so much about the plot?
The Hangover Part II opens May 26, and co-stars Ken Jeong, Jamie Chung and Paul Giamatti.