Liam Neeson Now Taking Mel Gibson's Role in 'The Hangover 2'
Since the cast and crew decided Asian penises and a baby being forced to gesture masturbation were just a tad more tasteful than allowing Mel Gibson have a cameo in The Hangover 2, someone has to take the role left vacant by his forced departure from the sequel. Variety says Liam Neeson (Taken, The A-Team) has quickly stepped in to play the small role of a crazed tattoo artist the guys encounter in Thailand. Neeson revealed his role (which will shoot this weekend) to the site only a few days after the news that dissension amongst the cast and crew had forced Warner Bros and director Todd Phillips to pull Gibson from the film.
Filming is taking place on the Warner Bros. lot, where a Bangkok set has been built, and then the production moves to Thailand at the end of October. Though no official details on the comedy sequel have been revealed, the recent rumored storyline pegs all the guys re-tracing their steps after a hard night of partying leads to a drunk Stu (Ed Helms) sleeping with a Thai tranny. Sounds exactly like the type of tomfoolery we can expect from another crazy night of partying with Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha. Though Gibson's cameo would've been more fun, we don't see Neeson do a lot of comedy, so he's an adequate replacement. Agreed?