If a third Hangover is going to get made the studio is going to have to start looking at giving the three stars some big money.
THR reports that Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, and Ed Helms are asking for $15 million each if they are to reprise their roles in a third film in the franchise. The trio is working together to pressure the studio for the raise.
The original movie was made for a total of about $35 million and the stars each made under a million for their roles then. The sequel saw their salaries jumping to $5 million each with back-end compensation.
While the first two films followed a rather formulaic style, WB is hoping that the next movie will be different. It is supposed to shoot this summer and is based in Los Angeles if all things go according to plan.
The 2009 original grossed almost $500 million and the sequel made around $600 million worldwide. Right now it looks as though the actors will get what they want. WB is needing a big money maker now that Harry Potter and Dark Night are ending and Akira and Arthur & Lancelot have been delayed.