Screenwriter Hired for The Hangover Part III
06.01.11 by Ryan
In what should be a surprise to no one, Warner Bros. wants to make a third Hangover.
After The Hangover Part II scored a record-setting opening weekend, The Wrap reports that Warners has hired screenwriter Craig Mazin to write the third installment. Mazin co-wrote The Hangover Part II with Scot Armstrong and director Todd Phillips.
Deadline reports that no deal is in place yet for Mazin to write the sequel, but since The Hangover Part II is about to pass the $200 million mark in worldwide box office, that an official announcement from the studio is inevitable.
As for where The Hangover Part III will take place, the answer amongst the cast is: Amsterdam. That's what Jamie Chung, who played Stu's (Ed Helms) fiancée in The Hangover Part II, told THR.
Probably Amsterdam. If you think of the coolest, craziest cities in the world, it would have to be Las Vegas, Bangkok and Amsterdam.
Justin Bartha, who played Doug in both Hangover movies, agreed.
Amsterdam could be a different kind of hangover. It could be fun. And Zach [Galifanakis] will probably already be there.
Ken Jeong, whose role in the first Hangover turned into a much larger one for the sequel, doesn't care where it takes place, he intends to be there.
I would absolutely do a third one [with] no fear of typecasting. All of my fame and success in the last few years is directly due to The Hangover. Those guys are like family to me, so it doesn't matter — big part or small part... Well, I guess I know a thing or two about small parts.
Phillips admitted a couple weeks ago that he would come back for a third Hangover if the second was a success, adding that "the third would very much be a finale and an ending."
The Deadline report claims that Mazin won't get to work on the Hangover 3 script "for months," giving the studio time to reach deals with the franchise's trio of actors and director, all of whom will make a hefty payday for a third installment.