Sorry, Heather Graham! We knew you weren't reprising your role as sweet stripper Jade in "The Hangover 2," but now you have officially been replaced. The Hollywood Reporter breaks the news that "Sucker Punch" star Jamie Chung has joined the cast as the fiancée of Ed Helms's character's Stu.
The fact that the 27-year-old Chung might be a tad too young -- and hot -- for Stu aside, this at least allows us to flesh out the film's plot a little more. Maybe Stu's bachelor party is the catalyst for our boys' new adventure in Bangkok, where Alan (Zach Galifianakis) reportedly beds a transsexual (accidentally, we think) and the boys encounter an angry tattoo artist played by Liam Neeson. Who knows, maybe the tranny and tattoo artist will be one and the same (fingers crossed)?
We do know that Helms, Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong and Mike Tyson (yes, he's reprising his self-parodying turn) will be returning for the sequel. Though the film is already shooting in Los Angeles, Chung and Neeson are the only two new roles that we know have been cast.
Chung seems like a little bit of an odd choice for the film, but then again we weren't too certain about Graham's involvement in the first film, and she ended up being a perfect fit. There's sure to be some entertaining story there that bridges the gap from Stu asking Graham's character Jade out on a date at the end of the first film and Stu being engaged to Chung's character in this one. Maybe that will even be the main plot of the film.
Are you excited to hear that Jamie Chung has been cast in "The Hangover 2"?