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Just when you thought it was safe to get blackout drunk again, wait, why would you ever think that was safe? Anywho, Warner Brother is prepping the third installment of their 'Hangover' franchise. 'The Hangover III' will re-team director Todd Phillips with actors Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galiafianakis. One role Phillips still needs to fill before production begins is that of a minor antagonist, said to be in the same vein as Paul Giamatti's character from 'The Hangover II.' It now appears that Phillips is after veteran actor John Goodman for the part. Goodman lends his voice to 'ParaNorman,' opening today, and will also appear in Ben Affleck's 'Argo' as well as 'Trouble with the Curve' before the year is out. 'The Hangover III' is set to hit theaters May 24th, 2013.
I love John Goodman. He's one of the those mainstay acting talents who can easily work within any genre. He's a time-tested pro who has proven his comedic chops time and time again. I feel I need only point to his Vice Dean Laybourne on NBC's 'Community' as evidence. I'm sure he'll have no problem making something memorable of this meager role. My concern however is not with the actor they are in negotiations with to play the part, but with the part itself. The biggest problem with 'The Hangover Part II' is that it beat-for-beat rehashed the plot of the first. The worry with the third installment then naturally becomes that it will be yet another return to this tired formula. The fact that they are describing the part as being in the vein of Paul Giamatti's character from 'The Hangover Part II' does little to curb concerns that the new movie will be another carbon copy of the first. Giamatti was the new Ken Jeong, now Goodman will be the new Giamatti. Let's hope I'm wrong.
What do you guys think? Excited Goodman is coming aboard? Think this 'Hangover' entry will be different?