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Zach Galifianakis was a pretty minimal presence on the publicity circuit for The Hangover Part II, making all the required stops and appearances but never seeming remotely enthusiastic about promoting a movie you could guess even he thought was crap. Now that it's finally time for his big splashy magazine cover story, though, he's getting to bring that cranky attitude along with it, using the opportunity in Rolling Stone to not just complain about plans for a third Hangover film--"I'm getting fricking phone calls already"-- but reveal some plot details.
The full story isn't yet online or on news stands-- you'll have to wait until June 17 for that-- but here's the relevant bit from the snippet Rolling Stone put online:
According what he's heard, the plot ditches the format of the first two and focuses on his character escaping from a mental institution with help from the wolf pack.First of all, this is of course second-secondhand hearsay, and with writer Craig Mazin currently working on the script and no deals in place for any of the actors to return, many things could change before the film shoots. With that out of the way… thank God. My primary complaint about The Hangover Part II, a movie I hated, was that it lazily recycled so many gags and plot points from the first movie that it could barely be considered its own film. Much as I now kind of resent the entire Wolfpack idea, I do kind of like the characters, and wouldn't mind seeing them in a new adventure that actually bothered to do something new.
Yeah, I know, fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me, but I do think this could work if anyone actually bothered to give a damn about it. The concern now, of course, is that with all that money in the bank they'll put even less effort into it the third time. Maybe that's the real reason why Galifianakis is seeming so cranky.