Bill Clinton is set to guest star in “The Hangover 2.” Yes, that’s right, former U.S. President Bill Clinton is going to star in the sequel to a pretty raunchy comedy. Apparently Clinton is already in Bangkok, Thailand, to film his scenes, bringing yet another interesting fold to the film.
People Magazine reported Clinton would be in the film, and it might be a really good idea from producers of the film. We have a bit of time to wait until “The Hangover 2” finally makes it into theaters, but the prospect of having Clinton as part of the cast is definitely going to raise interest in the film.
Clinton already filmed his scene on Saturday, as another of the supporting characters that will find a role in Bangkok. He is reportedly going to play himself, and that is very familiar to what the writers and producers did with the first film. In “The Hangover,” one of the most recognizable characters was played by Mike Tyson, who took on the role of himself, bringing an extra layer of humor to the film. Sure, Tyson isn’t the greatest of actors, but they wrote to his strengths, and made his guest star appearance one of the most memorable moments of the film.
With The “Hangover 2,” it now sounds like there might be a lot of humor used with Bill Clinton in mind, and it is nice to see that he agreed to take on the part. There hasn’t been any news about what Clinton will be doing in the film, and maybe that is for the best because that will allow for a few surprises when viewers arrive at theaters. Clinton also joins a supporting cast that includes Liam Neeson, who ended up joining the film last month when it turned out that some of the cast was upset Mel Gibson was being included in the production.
Gibson had been brought in to play the role of a tattoo artist in Bangkok, but with all of the drama he had going on in the press, it seemed that some of the cast and crew wanted nothing to do with him. There are differing stories about why he was removed from the film, but this is the same role that Neeson was later given at the urging of star Bradley Cooper. Having Neeson within the film also sounds interesting, but Clinton himself could bring a lot of attention as well.
“The Hangover 2” comes out on May 26, 2011, and it is expected to be one of the top-performing films for the early summer season. Stars Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Justin Bartha are all returning, as is supporting character Ken Jeong as Mr. Chow. If the film can find similar box office success as the original, then the studio is going to be quite pleased with the decision to make a sequel.