Gibson Dropped From The Hangover 2
Cast members are believed to have objected to the star’s cameo, privately raising their concerns after hearing of his inclusion. However, director Todd Phillips is insisting that Gibson was “never fired” from the film despite rumours suggesting otherwise.
Neeson will now play the role of a tattoo artist in Thailand, a role Gibson was born to play.
Neeson talked of a “pleasant conversation” between Gibson and himself in an attempt to banish rumours that Gibson was sent into a wild fury after being told he had been dropped. No audio recordings have yet emerged.
Talking to Access Hollywood, Neeson said: “Apparently, yes [the part was Mel’s] – I didn’t realise it at the time.”
He added: “I spoke to Mel. Mel’s cool about it. We’re all cool. Mel and I did a movie together about 20 or 25 years ago. It was a long time ago. So, we know each other.”
The Hangover 2 due to be released on May 2011.