UPDATE: It is now confirmed that Mel Gibson will indeed have a cameo as a tattoo artist in the film.
The troubled star, who was dropped by the William Morris Endeavor agency in July and has also faced allegations that he assaulted and made threats against his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, has signed to play a Bangkok tattooist in the highly anticipated comedy.
A source for the site adds that “filming is taking place on the Warner Bros. lot, where a Bangkok set has been built, and Mel is expected to film his role in two weeks. Then the production moves to Thailand at the end of October.”
The Todd Phillips-directed sequel, starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha and Ken Jeong, is scheduled to hit theaters on May 26, 2011.