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Posted at 3:10 PM ET, 10/22/2010

Mel Gibson out. Now Liam Neeson is in 'Hangover 2'

By Jen Chaney

Liam Neeson: He'll take it from here, Mel Gibson. (AP)

Mel Gibson has lost his part as a tattoo artist in "The Hangover 2." But before anyone had much chance to either mourn or rejoice, his replacement already has been found.

Liam Neeson, seen most recently in "The A-Team," will play the reportedly pivotal role. We'd say this was a departure for the distinguished actor but, well, Neeson was seen most recently in "The A-Team." Presumably there won't be any objections to this selection since who the heck could possibly have an issue with Neeson? Anti-Qui Gon Jinners? People with long-standing objections to "Rob Roy"?

Guess the "Hangover" crew will have to look elsewhere in the film's cast of characters for a surprisingly random casting choice. We also guess Gibson's career comeback is going to take even longer than previously anticipated.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

By Jen Chaney  | October 22, 2010; 3:10 PM ET
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Comments

Wasn't Bradley Cooper in The A Team (sorry, I somehow missed that awesome cinematic experience)? Maybe he vouched for Liam.
Liam can tattoo me anytime.

Posted by: JLRGG | October 22, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

I think we just redefined "trading up". Nom nom nom.

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | October 22, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Yay Liam!

Posted by: InVA2 | October 22, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

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