Hangover 2 Trailer Taken off Cinemas
APRIL 7, 2011 - Just a week after the release of the extended trailer for The Hangover Part II, the trailer has been pulled from cinemas - all because of monkey business.
The scene in question features Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper and their primate companion acquired after a wild night out in Bangkok riding on a bus. Galifianakis' Alan sticks a water bottle in the pants of an elderly man sitting next to him, and the monkey jumps on the guy's lap and starts gnawing away, simulating a sex act.
The ad was not properly vetted by the Motion Picture Association of America, which makes sure movie advertising isn't out of sync with the ratings system, and the group has asked distributor Warner Bros. to rectify the situation.
"In our haste to meet the placement schedule for this trailer, we failed to properly vet the final version with the MPAA. We acted immediately to correct the mistake and removed the trailer from screens," Warner Bros. said in a statement.
The studio would not discuss what was being tweaked, but insiders said a scene featuring a monkey (above) sucking on a bottle placed under an old man's sarong was a likely target.
The trailer debuted in front of Source Code last Friday. The revised version will debut on April 15, in front of Scream 4, which carries the same restrictive "R" rating as Hangover." The film opens on May 26. - Hollywood Reporter