Liam Neeson’s brief appearance in “The Hangover Part II” is ending in a headache for all parties involved.
Neeson, who joined the cast of “The Hangover Part II” last fall for what was supposed to be a cameo role as a tattoo artist, has had his scene cut and his character recast due to scheduling conflicts. TMZ reports that Neeson was needed for reshoots, but the Oscar winner was unable to fit them into his schedule, as he’s currently filming “Clash of the Titans 2.”
With the film’s May release date fast approaching, “Hangover Part II” director Todd Phillips decided to replace Neeson with actor/director Nick Cassavetes. This is the second time the role has been recast; originally, Mel Gibson was due to play the part, only to have Phillips rescind the offer after a cast and crew mutiny made it clear that they were uncomfortable working with the controversial star. Neeson was added in his place.