The Hangover screenplay
Did you know that the plot of the hangover screenplay was inspired by a real event that happened to Tripp Vinson, a producer and friend of executive producer Chris Bender? Vinson had gone missing from his own Las Vegas bachelor party, blacking out and Waking up in a strip club being threatened with a very large bill he was supposed to pay.
The original story of the hangover was written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, which was sold to Warner bros. for over 2 million. The story was about three friends who lose the groom at his Las Vegas bachelor party and then must retrace their steps to figure out what happened. The story of the hangover screenplay was rewritten by Jeremy Garelick and director Todd Phillips, who added additional elements such as Mike Tyson and his tiger, the baby, and the police cruiser.
The Hangover was released on June 5, 2009, becoming a critical and commercial success. It became the tenth-highest-grossing film of 2009, with a worldwide gross of over US$467 million. Ka ching!!!
“You probably get this a lot. This isn’t the real Caesars palace is it” – Alan, The hangover
Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.
Just two days before his marriage with Tracy Garner, Doug Billings, in the company of two friends: Phil Wenneck and Stu Price; and Tracy’s eccentric brother, Alan, head out to party in Vegas. Driving his father’s Mercedez, they rent a pricey villa at Caesar’s and head for the rooftop to have a good time. Three of them later wake up with a hangover, unable to re-collect what exactly happened. With the villa in a wreck, they find that they have a baby in the closet; a grown tiger in the bathroom; Stu has a missing tooth and a hooker for a bride; and Doug is missing. Hilarious chaos results as the trio head out to re-trace their steps as well as try to locate Doug and bring him home in one piece before the wedding. –rAjOo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Genre: Comedy Director: Todd Phillips Writer: Jon Lucas; Scott Moore
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong
IMDB Rating: 7.7 Metacritic rating: 73% Rotten Tomatoes rating: 78%
Audience rating : ★★★★☆ (4.7)
Budget: $$35 million Box office collection: $467.5 million
Here is the link to the executed draft (transcript) you can see the difference-
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