MUMBAI: After a revolt on the sets against Mel Gibson, Liam Neeson will replace the Oscar recepient to play a cameo role in the sequel of The Hangover. It has now been confirmed that the actor would play a tattoo artist in the sequel.
Gibson, whose reputation has been damaged by leaks of threatening phone calls to his ex-girlfriend, was shunted out of the film this week after objections from the cast. The actor also offended Hollywood‘s Jewish community in 2006 with an anti-Semitic tirade that followed a drunk driving arrest.
The original movie was a popular hit and raked in more than $467 million at global box offices. It was being rumoured that Hangover actor Zach Galifianakis may have forcefully spoke up about not wanting to work with Gibson in the sequel.
Gibson, who won Oscars for directing and producing Braveheart and had a hit with The Passion of the Christ, returned to acting in January in Edge of Darkness after an eight year absence from films.