Comedian Zach Galifianakis has snagged the lead role in Todd Phillips’ comedy “The Hangover” for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures says Reuters.
In “Hangover,” Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms play best buddies at a wild Las Vegas bachelor party who lose the groom just hours before his wedding. Shooting is set to begin this weekend.
Galifianakis has also been cast in the lead role in HBO pilot “Bored to Death”. In that he plays a struggling comic book artist and best friend to Jonathan (Jason Schwartzman), an alcoholic writer who pretends to be a private detective.
Ted Danson also stars in the project from writer Jonathan Ames and director Alan Taylor.