‘Hangover Part II’ has a scene in which a tattoo artist in Bangkok inks a Tyson style tat on Stu’s face. Originally the role was going to be filled by Mel Gibson, but he was replaced after going pre-jacuzzi bj crazy. Liam Neeson stepped in to fill the roll, but re-shoots have forced his portrayal of the tattoo artist to be cut.
Todd Phillips, the director, confirmed to Variety that the Neeson was replaced. Nick Cassavetes filled the void after a problem with cut scenes and continuity forced him to re-shoot the entire tattoo sequence.
“While editing, Phillips chose to cut the scene that immediately followed Neeson’s cameo, meaning it no longer had the information necessary to logically get the Wolf Pack (Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms) to what became the next scene.
‘We were in a complete time crunch so I called up Nick and asked if he would do the part,’ Phillips explained. ‘He came in and crushed it and that is the scene that you will ultimately see in the film. (I’m excited for everyone) to see the film. It turned out great.’”
The film is still set for a Memorial Day weekend release on May 26th.
My mother will be heartbroken, but at least I won’t have to explain what “Bangkok Drippy Drip” is.