The Hangover Part III will start shooting in September
Speaking on the Graham Norton Show, Cooper revealed that writer-director Todd Phillips is working on the script for The Hangover Part III, which has been looming like a shadow on an X-Ray since its critically derided predecessor grossed close to $600m worldwide.
However, a tiny frisson of variety may be in the air after Cooper opined that the ‘wake up in [notoriously debauched city] in a drunken haze and track down missing [insert person] with the dubious aid of [insert comedy animal/infant]’ formula may be varied for the threequel. “I think it’ll take place in L.A. and not adhere to the structure,” he said. “It might be different.”
Co-writer Craig Mazin has previously suggested a variety of directions for the third film, including a Fight Club-style set-up which reveals that Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis’ characters are all projections dreamt up by the famously underused Doug (Justin Bartha), who’s “…a sixty-nine year old Vet, he only has one leg… It’s a little bit like Jacob’s Ladder.” Well, that’d be different.