Liam Neeson's Cameo Cut from 'Hangover 2'
Liam had originally ...
taken over the role after Mel Gibson was removed from the project following rumors of cast protests that took director Todd Phillips by surprise. Now Phillips says the cameo, which seems tailor-made for a high-profile wild card, has been filled by Face/Off director Nick Cassavetes, which seems a whole lot less interesting.
Neeson's role was already filmed, but it was cut because they needed him to come back for a re-shoot. He couldn't make it because he was working on the sequel to Clash of the Titans. Not to worry. Phillips promises Cassavetes delivers the goods.
"We were in a complete time crunch, so I called Nick [Cassavetes] and asked if he would do the part," Phillips said. "He came in and crushed it, and that is the scene that you will ultimately see in the film."