Deadline New York is reporting that the principal cast of The Hangover 2 have completed talks and are ready to sign deals to reprise their roles:
I’m told that Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms will each be paid in the vicinity of $5 million against 4% of first dollar gross. Director/producer Todd Phillips will be paid around $10 million against 10%. For Phillips, there are also escalators and bonuses that insure if the sequel does anywhere close to the original’s $467 million worldwide gross, Phillips will not make less than his income on the original. That meter is still running, and it has passed the $50 million mark.
Justin Bartha, who played the groom in the original, is also returning but it’s unknown how much he’ll be paid. The Hangover 2 could start shooting this October and is scheduled for release on May 26, 2011.