"Sucker Punch" Getting 18 More Minutes, R Rating for Blu-ray Release
We were as stoked by the trailer for this film as we were disappointed by the final product. Can an extra 18 minutes of footage, including some R-rated material, make a difference? We'll find out on June 28 when the new version is included in the home video release.
The film has the whole gang--Helms, Bradley Cooper, Zack Galifiankis and Justin Bartha--returning for another weekend of high-jinks. Unfortunate, write-director Todd Phillips couldn't find room for Heather Graham, who married Helm's character, Stu, in the original. Not surprisingly, she's as disappointment about it as we are.
But Chung's star seems to be on the rise, as she's recently finished shooting on Zach Snyder's Alice-in-Wonderland-with-machine-guns spectacle, "Sucker Punch," and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's bike-messenger crime drama, "Premium Rush."
In other "Hangover 2" news, it turns out that while we were on vacation, Liam Neeson was cast as the tattoo artist part that had originally gone to Mel Gibson, who, depending on whom you ask, was chased away from the film by an angry Galifianakis-led mob or left for personal reason.
In any event, "The Hangover 2" arrives May 26, 2011.