It looks like Warner Brothers is going to pay big to get another 'Hangover' movie. Dealmaking on the studio's third installment in the comedy franchise is wrapping up after dragging on for months, due in large part to the salary demands of its three stars.
Sources say Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms are asking for $15 million each (against backend) to reprise their roles.
That's a huge raise from 2009's 'The Hangover', which paid the three men under $1 million each. Negotiations were heated for 'The Hangover II', released last May, with the three stars scoring around $5 million, plus back-end compensation that raised their haul into the mid teens when the film grossed $581 million worldwide.
Warner will almost certainly agree to the actors' demands, since the studio is saying goodbye to its 'Harry Potter' and 'Batman' franchises, and needs the income a third 'Hangover' movie will undoubtedly bring in.