The Wolfpack has conquered the tantalizing bacchanalia that is Las Vegas, and weathered the lethally exotic wilds of Bangkok. But for The Hangover Part III, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) could very well be braving the untamed nightlife of that den of outré iniquity…Los Angeles?
In a recent appearance on the UK chat show The Graham Norton Show, Cooper suggested that the third Hangover film would break from the wedding-bachelor-party-goes-too-far-and-the-guys-have-to-retrace-their-steps plot format of the first two films, and remain instead in the relatively familiar setting of the United States’ second biggest city. “We adhered to the formula in the second one,” Cooper said on the show. “And the third one, I think, which would close the whole trilogy — even though we never thought we would make a second one, let alone anybody would see the first one — I think it’ll take place in Los Angeles, and not adhere to the structure. It might be different.”
Cooper also said that director Todd Phillips is currently working on the script, and he hopes to start shooting next September. (Warner Bros. and Phillips’ office have yet to respond to a request for comment.) Last summer, while speaking with EW about his role in Paradise Lost, Cooper hinted that Zach Galifianakis’ statements that the third Hangover would be about the guys breaking Alan out of a mental hospital “might be right.” Then he laughed. “I mean, I have no idea. But that sounds good.”
You can check out the full Graham Norton appearance — including his thoughts on the whole Ryan Gosling/Sexiest Man Alive kerfluffle — below: