Set Visit Preview: The Hangover


Warner Bros. recently invited to take a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the upcoming Todd Phillips comedy, The Hangover, a Las Vegas-set misadventure about a group of friends losing the groom the night of his bachelor party and the insane lengths they then have to go to to retrace their drunken steps the next day.

Starring Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper as the friends and Justin Bartha as the missing groom, the film also stars Heather Graham as the bride-to-be who is set to tie the knot at a rapidly approaching ceremony back in California.

Filming took place at the famous Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, where everyone was helped to get into the grandiose spirit of the place with a seemingly endless stretch of gourmet food and many, many cocktails that led to a midnight poker tournament between myself and a number of other online journalists. And that was just the beginning of long Vegas night that quickly became a 7:30am call to set. The film’s called The Hangover and the cruel irony was not lost on anyone (much of the cast included).

Check back for a detailed description of the visit, including interviews with cast and crew, as we get closer to the the film’s release, scheduled for June 12, 2009.