Here is a photo of Zach Galifianakis wearing a woman’s bathing suit. It’s from the so-called “Zach Galifianakis Swimsuit Calendar” on the Vanity Fair website, although there are only five photos, and also he’s wearing the same swimsuit in all the photos, just making different poses, and actually two of the poses are BASICALLY the same poses, so SOME CALENDAR. Come on, Vanity Fair. It’s 2010. We all have come to expect certain things when you say “Swimsuit Calendar”. For example, a MINIMUM of 12 photos. Not trying to be a pain in the ass, but with a celebrity as sultry and seductive as Mr Galifianakis is it too much to ask for at a 2-piece swimsuit and a little more cleavage?
The key players of The Hangover have finished up a lengthy series of talks and are about to sign a deal to make a sequel. Deadline reports that after six long months of negotiations, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have come to an agreement with stars Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms as well as director/producer Todd Phillips.
The actors will each get around $5 million against 4% of first dollar gross, while Phillips will do around $10 million against 10%. That includes a provision for the director that will ensure that he won’t make less than he did on the original -which reportedly has already passed the $50 million mark. The sequel may start shooting in October.
Deadline explains that it was a tough deal to negotiate, in part because the three stars had made less than a million collectively on the original, a film that became the highest-grossing R-rated comedy ever. The film made $277,313,371 in the USA alone, not to mention world wide sales and future DVD and Blu-ray business on the back end. None of this was expected and so the stars weren’t locked into a sequel. But they did have “teams of managers, agents and attorneys who negotiated together, determined about one thing: Warners and Legendary weren’t getting another Hangover unless the trio got paid well.”
Well, they’re about to.