Todd Phillips Working on ‘Hangover’ Sequel

Director halfway done with script.

Last Updated: December 1, 2009 @ 11:06 AM

The staggering success of "The Hangover," which took in $277 million to become the highest-grossing R-rated comedy ever, may have surprised the movie industry, but director Todd Phillips says that, even while the film was shooting, he was toying with an idea for a possible sequel.

“You always have those days when you say, ‘If we did another one, wouldn’t it be funny if…?’” Phillips says. “Then once the movie tested so well, Warner Bros. came to me even before it was released and said, ‘Let’s do another one.’“

Phillips, who’s currently shooting the road-movie comedy "Due Date," says he’s midway through working on the script for the "Hangover" sequel.

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