Bradley Cooper Dishes On 'The Hangover Part 3'

Writer-director of "The Hangover" and "The Hangover Part 2" Todd Phillips has said since the second film in the buddy-comedy franchise hit big last summer with $581-million box office that he's always envisioned "The Hangover" as a trilogy.

That being said, there's no time for building some very early buzz around your third movie in a series quite like when star Bradley Cooper is making the rounds abroad promoting "The Hangover Part 2" on DVD and Blu-ray. has a recent run-down on Cooper's recent appearance on BBC One's "Graham Norton Show" to hype the home-video release.

Cooper updated Norton on how "The Hangover Part 3" is taking shape, noting that after heading first to Las Vegas then Bangkok, the third and possibly last chapter will return stateside and send The Wolfpack to Los Angeles. He added that Phillips is still grinding out the script, but that he hopes the project can start shooting next September.

Not only is Cooper in, but also Zach Galifianakis has said since promoting "The Hangover Part 2" that he'd be all for a third movie. He confirmed first to Rolling Stone last summer that after seeing writer Craig Mazin's early idea, that the third movie would be some departure from the first two. A common knock from critics on "The Hangover Part 2" was that it didn't stray far enough from the first's roots to bring anything original to the table.

"I think that we adhered to the formula in the second one, for those who’ve seen it, and the third one, I think, which would close the whole trilogy… I think it’ll take place in Los Angeles and maybe not adhere to the structure, it might be different," Cooper said.