‘The Hangover Part III’ to shoot in September?

Bradley Cooper reveals that plans are well underway for a third movie

Bradley Cooper has revealed that The Hangover Part III may start shooting in September.

Since the second film grossed nearly $600 million (£384 million) a third film has been a virtual certainty. And speaking on BBC One’s The Graham Norton Show Cooper, who plays Phil Wenneck in the series, offered details of the project.

He said: “I hope we’re going to start shooting in September. I know Todd Phillips is working on the script. We adhered to the formula in the second one, the third would close the trilogy.”

However, he added that closing the trilogy might dictate that the film is very different: “I think it’ll take place in LA and not adhere to the structure. It might be different.”

Indeed, co-writer Craig Mazin suggested to Collider earlier this year that the third movie might take the series in a radical change of direction. He said: “I think the third movie ends with Doug staring at a row of crosses in a graveyard. It’s everyone – his wife, his family is dead, everybody from the first movie is dead. Somebody shows up and tells him his dog is dead.”

You can watch a clip from The Hangover Part II at the top of the page.Video