Hangover Star Ed Helms Gets Intelligence
08.13.09 by Ryan
When a movie becomes the most successful R-rated comedy ever like The Hangover has, it's a given that its stars are going to suddenly explode into more movies. With a Hangover sequel already in the works, the movie's trio of stars have also lined up other projects. Zach Galifianakis is working with Hangover director Todd Phillips on Due Date, Bradley Cooper will be seen next in All About Steve a comedy with Sandra Bullock that opens September 4, and Ed Helms has lined up the comedy Central Intelligence, where an accountant is thrown into the world of espionage after re-connecting with an old friend on Facebook. The script is written by MadTV's Ike Barinholtz and Dave Stassen.
Helms will also star in Cedar Rapids, a comedy from producer Alexander Payne (Sideways) and director Miguel Arteta, where Helms will play an insurance salesman who travels cross country to attend a convention in an attempt to save the jobs of his co-workers. Rapids starts production this October.
There's no word if Helms will shoot Intelligence before work begins on Hangover 2 in the fall of 2010. He can be seen next in The Goods: Sell Hard, Live Hard, which opens August 14.