Zach Galifianakis Talks THE HANGOVER PART III

     June 8, 2011

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My largest issue with The Hangover Part II is that it wasn’t so much a sequel as a remake.  Director Todd Phillips has pledged to take the finale of the trilogy in a different direction and hopefully screenwriter Craig Mazin will deliver on that promise.  It sounds like ideas are already being hammered out as Zach Galifianakis tells Rolling Stone [via The Playlist] that he’s heard the plot involves Alan escaping from a mental hospital with help from Stu and Phil.

The interview with Zach Galifianakis also reveals that he doesn’t like taking pictures with people (“I’m a giant baby about it. They treat you like a cartoon.”), why he didn’t get the job as a Nike spokesman (“”The first thing I said was, ‘So, do you guys still have seven-year-olds making your stuff?'”), and that when he got hired to write for Saturday Night Live ten years ago, he pitched a sketch where in which host Britney Spears was doing an interview for Entertainment Tonight and she suddenly starts bleeding from the mouth for no reason.  She didn’t find the idea amusing, but Galifanakis’ fans will instantly recognize that the idea would fit perfectly into his ongoing sketch series Between Two Ferns.

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