'Hangover 2' to get Bangkok dangerous

the-hangoverImage Credit: Frank MasiWhen you have the worst weekend of your life because your best friend’s lame brother-in-law slips you roofies, you might not be inclined to party with him again. But that’s obviously not going to prevent Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha from hanging with Zach Galifianakis in the sequel to the $277 million hit comedy, The Hangover. According to Empire Magazine, production on the follow-up begins later this month, and director Todd Phillips says that his amnesia-afflicted party boys will wisely steer clear of Las Vegas the second time around. But don’t expect a mild golf weekend either. Phillips is sending the boys to Bangkok, where they might encounter one of their nemeses. “Mr. Chow’s back too,” says Phillips, referring to the nasty Asian gangster played by Ken Jeong. What will send the fellas across the Pacific remains a mystery, but I’m confident  there are clues in the classic Murray Head tune:

“Bangkok, Oriental setting, And the city don’t know what the city is getting, The creme de la creme of the chess world, In a show with everything but Yul Brynner.”

Check mate. You’re welcome.

Post your own two-sentence pitch for what The Hangover 2 will be about. Are you hoping for more Mike Tyson and his air-drums? Perhaps grooving to Head’s 1980’s hit tune?


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  • Adam

    Blackjack savant Alan is also a chess savant and qualifies for a grand masters tournament. Doug is sent to chaperone, and the others tag along. Hijinks ensue.

    • Michelle

      That’s 3 sentences :)

      • tracy bluth

        Still a fantastic idea!

  • Damian

    New York, New Orleans, or Miami would have been better choices. Even Amsterdam.

  • Duuuhhh

    ILLEGAL ASIAN ADOPTION. I just hope the have a room full of babies smokin’ weed from ‘The Beach’.

  • Desmo


  • Stacie

    I think Alan will find a wife in Bangkok. Please let there be a Tony Jaa cameo!!!

  • Ovaltine Jenkins

    This is really old news. Phillips stated during pressers for the first film that if there was a sequel it would take place in Bangkok.

    • dexx

      A lot of people say things but change their mind when circumstances change so the fact that it was reported before as a liklihood doesn’t change the fact that it is now news that it has been officially been confirmed.

  • Jakes

    Ken Jeoung should be cast in everything.

    • SilentRage

      except for crap parody movies.

  • Michael

    I’m sure it’ll be great, but wonder if the audience is familiar enough with Bangkok for it to resonate like Vegas. I figured New Orleans (Hello Mardi Gras) would have been more fun. Throw in some voodoo.

    • wino

      If the audience isnt familiar with Bangkok scene as they are with New Orleans, then they are living under a rock. Plus Bangkok gives producers more raunchy material (ex: hello lady boys).

  • stickittotheman

    Bangkok is a great city, but there is a really seedy, really tragic underbelly involving way-too-young sex workers. I love that the Thai capital will get some exposure, but I hope the exploitation of the people is not furthered.

    • Go Figure

      Oh for Heaven’s sake…..get over yourself!

  • stickittotheman

    Having said that, the only way I can see the characters reassembling in Bangkok is the teacher character losing his job stateside and moving to Thailand to teach in one of the huge private international schools like ISB. Otherwise, can’t see the average american tourist making the long haul over the pacific.

    • Julie

      Thanks to the shout out for ISB – this alum thanks you! And I would so enjoy a movie set in Bangkok – yes there is the whole sex trade/Patpong grossness but there are so many beautiful people and places there. Plus think of the hijinx if done at the same time as the Elephant Roundup at Korat!

      • stickittotheman

        You work with the Edwards?

  • jc

    “One Night in Bangkok” if from the play “Chess”. Murray Head just remade it.

    • Mole

      Actually Murray Head recorded the song on the concept album, which predated and led to the show. Now if you’ll excuse me I need to clean my nerd glasses.

  • tracy bluth

    Does anyone else now have the Alex Chilton song “Bangkok” stuck in their head?

    • Jennifer

      Well, I didn’t until now…

      • tracy bluth

        Not related, but yesterday I found out my roommate thought Alex Chilton and David Bowie were the same person. Sometimes I hate being only 19.

      • saint of E. 69th st

        props Tracy for your lament and even moreso for knowing the difference…youht is wasted on the young..just kidding..wish more would delve into rock history tho..

      • tracy bluth

        I blame my dad, who would always be playing David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, and Velvet Underground when I was growing up.

      • saint of E. 69th st

        that rocks…i like that same kinda music…

  • Mole

    Thanks a lot Jeff, now I’ve got the entire damn score to “Chess” cycling through my head…

    • tracy bluth

      Ha, glad to see I’m not the only one!

  • Mary

    It should be a city that most people are familiar with.

  • nat

    really excited …but Bangkok???

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