Mel Gibson axed from Hangover sequel

The film's unhappy cast and crew have forced director Todd Phillips to ditch Mel Gibson from the lineup

Mel Gibson has been ditched from the cast of The Hangover 2 because the film’s stars refused to work with the famous actor.

The Braveheart star was set to join Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha and Ed Helms in the return of the hit comedy, but it’s thought that the cast objected to appearing alongside him.

Earlir this year he was accused of domestic abuse towards his ex-girlfriend, and the bitter case has yet to go to court.

‘I thought Mel would have been great in the movie and I had the full backing of (Warner Brothers boss) Jeff Robinov and his team,’ director Todd Phillips revealed of the lineup change.

‘But I realise filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew.’

Stars force director to ditch Mel Gibson from The Hangover sequel

Earlier in October, star Zach Galifianakis revealed in a podcast that he wasn’t happy about a decision by the producers – although he didn’t say what it involved.

The actor said: ‘I’m in a deep protest right now with a movie I’m working on, up in arms about something. But I can’t get the guys to (listen)… I’m not making any leeway.’

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