We’ve got a couple of casting stories regarding sequels to share today. First up, Mike Epps in negotiations to reprise his role as “Black Doug” from The Hangover in director Todd Phillips’ upcoming sequel The Hangover Part III. Original cast members Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis are all set to return, and we recently learned that the debauchery will be taking place in Tijuana this time around. Ken Jeong is coming back for an expanded role in the third pic, and Variety reports that Epps will be another returning favorite. The Next Friday actor didn’t appear in The Hangover Part II, but he was great in his few scenes from the first film so this comes as welcome news.
Hit the jump for casting regarding the action sequel Red 2.
Additionally, Captain America: The First Avenger actor Neal McDonough is in talks to join the cast of Red 2. Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, and Mary-Louise Parker are all reprising their roles from the first film, which centered on a team of retired CIA operatives.
The follow-up moves the action to Europe and finds the group searching for a weapon of mass destruction, but they must first break out the man who created the weapon from an insane asylum. Variety’s report lacks details regarding McDonough’s character, but he joins newcomers Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byung-Hun Lee, as well as Anthony Hopkins as the pic’s villain. The action comedy sequel is in the able hands of Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot.