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Mel Gibson was all slated to appear in The Hangover 2, but the cast and crew of the movie must have opposed it and so the directer followed his crew and dumped Mel! The Hangover did very well when it first came out and if The Hangover 2 came out and people didn’t go to see it, everyone would think it was because of Mel…I wouldn’t risk it either!!!!
Mel Gibson has been booted out of his career comeback role in “The Hangover Part II” following a revolt by stars of the movie who refused to work with him.
Sources say the cast, which includes Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zack Galifianakis and Justin Bartha, were “outraged” after Page Six first reported on Monday that Gibson had been tapped to play a Bangkok tattoo artist in the eagerly anticipated sequel.
Director Todd Phillips last night confirmed in a statement that Gibson, who was due to start filming in two weeks, had just been dropped from the Warner Bros. movie.
Phillips said: “I thought Mel would have been great in the movie, and I had the full backing of [Warner Bros president] Jeff Robinov and his team. But I realize filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew.”
His decision to drop troubled Gibson came after Galifianakis told Comedy Death Ray Radio this week that he was not happy with “something” on the set of his current movie.
Without naming Gibson, he said: “I’m in a deep protest right now with a movie I’m working on, up in arms about something . . . But I can’t get the guys to [listen] . . . I’m not making any leeway.”
But sources told us, “It was not only Zack who complained, it was the other members of the ensemble cast and many of the crew, who were outraged that Mel would be part of their comedy considering his current problems. They felt he would damage the movie. Mel’s tattoo artist character will now be played by another actor.”
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