The Hangover 2 is happening, and all the leads are returning - for considerably more money than what they made for the original!
Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis have all made deals that will secure each of them $5 million against 4% of first dollar gross!
Apparently, because Warner Bro's didn't anticipate the original's success OR have faith in director Todd Phillips' choices for leads, they chose not to contractually obligate the funnymen for a sequel OR pay them very well.
After the movie's monster success, the actors and their legal team made sure they would get compensated accordingly, and refused to sign on until they negotiated an acceptable deal!
Good for them!! They're at least half the reason the first did so well!
Production is set to start in October, and the missing groom from the original, Justin Bartha, is also slated to return, although it's unclear what he's making!
We're psyched! The original was HIGHlarious, hopefully they won't kill it with a sequel!
What do U think?? Do U want to see The Hangover 2??
Tags: compensation, contracts, ed helms, justin bartha, pre-production, the hangover 2, todd phillips, warner bros, zach galifianakis