As the vast majority of criticisms that were lobbed at Todd Phillips‘ The Hangover Part II derided the director for essentially remaking his own first film (this time, set in Thailand), it’s comforting that the third film in the franchise will move away from the structure of its predecessors. We’ve long had suspicions about where The Hangover Part III will go, and now the currently-filming production’s first official logline confirms – the Wolfpack is going on the road.
Warner Bros. has just revealed (via ComingSoon) the official plot description for the film, which simply tells us: “This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.” Points to WB for knowing exactly what we want to hear (if this description had included any words like “baby shower” or “vow renewal,” I would have eaten my hat).
Back in June of last year, Zach Galifianakis claimed that the third film in the supposed trilogy would “be about his character, Alan, getting locked up in a mental institution and the rest of the crew having to come together and break him out.” In March of this year, Phillips himself seemingly reiterated that the film would not only be the final film in the series but that it would stray from the first two films’ plot structure, saying that they are “going to surprise a lot of people with the final chapter we have planned…It will be a fitting conclusion to our three-part opera of mayhem, despair and bad decisions.” And then, at some point, we learned that The Hangover Part III would send the dudes to Tijuana. My goodness, what a wacky time we’re surely in for!
The film will again star Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor, Gillian Vigman, Sasha Barrese, and Jamie Chung. John Goodman is also on tap for a presumed “villain” role. The Hangover Part III will open on May 24, 2013.