Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis Near Big Salary Deals for THE HANGOVER 3; May Start Production This Summer

     January 25, 2012

the-hangover-2-slice

It appears The Hangover 3 is inevitable. Shortly after the release of the disappointing The Hangover Part II, director Todd Phillips promised a second sequel that would complete the trilogy. Now, after a long negotiation period, the film’s stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis are close to landing a major pay raise to reprise their roles. The trio are apparently asking for $15 million each (against backend), which is a steep increase from the $5 million each (plus backend) for The Hangover Part II, and under $1 million they received for the first film in the comedy franchise. Hit the jump for more, including how soon The Hangover 3 may hit theaters.

The Hangover Part II image The Hangover 2 imageTHR reports that the trio has presented a united front in salary negotiations for the third film, and are now likely to be paid their demanded amount. Warner Bros. is hoping that the pic will go into production this summer in time for a Memorial Day 2013 release. The studio is understandably keen on moving things along quickly for the all-but-guaranteed hit. Their Batman franchise comes to an end this summer with The Dark Knight Rises, they recently halted production on Akira and Arthur & Lancelot over budget concerns, and 2012 marks their first year sans the Harry Potter franchise.

I found The Hangover Part II to be a major disappointment, mainly because it was the exact same movie as the first pic with only a change of setting. Phillips has pledged that the third film will take the finale in a different direction, and THR’s report reiterates that The Hangover 3 will deviate from the “forgotten-debauchery formula.” Cooper recently said that the story takes place in Los Angeles, and the plot has been rumored to involve Alan escaping from a mental hospital. The Hangover Part II co-writer Craig Mazin is hard at work on the script for Part III, so hopefully he delivers something fresh and entertaining to close out the series.

Around The Web

Latest News

13 HOURS Trailer Reveals Michael Bay’s Benghazi Movie

John Krasinski and James Badge Dale lead the timely action thriller.

WONDER WOMAN: Chris Pine Closes Deal to Play Steve Trevor

The actor will star opposite Gal Gadot in Patty Jenkins’ upcoming superhero movie.

TRANSFORMERS: Steven S. DeKnight Talks about Working in the Writers Room

The ‘Daredevil: Season One’ showrunner reveals what it was like working on the future of the ‘Transformers’ franchise.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III Revisited: “I’m Gonna Die Unless You Kill Me”

The series rebounds by diving into Ethan Hunt’s personal life.

Alternate HITMAN: AGENT 47 Posters and TV Spot Featuring Music by Eminem

Starring Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto, and Hannah Ware, 'Hitman: Agent 47' opens August 21st.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5: Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson Play “Would You Rather”

But the big question is, could Simon Pegg *really* beat Tom Cruise in a footrace?

Collider Movie Talk – MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5 Review, GAMBIT Begins Shooting In Fall, and More

The gang also talks 'Bob the Musical', artwork from 'Kung Fu Panda 3', and more.

NOSFERATU Remake in the Works with THE WITCH Director Robert Eggers

Eggers took home the Best Director prize at Sundance for scaring the hell out of everyone there.

Tommy Lee Jones Joins Matt Damon in BOURNE 5

Production is expected to begin later this summer. 'Bourne 5' opens on July 29, 2016.

VACATION Review

John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein’s reboot is a trip worth taking.

Page 1 of 4,06312345...102030...Last »