Will Filming The Hangover Part III Leave Orange County with a Splitting Headache?
But the road to boffo box office pisses off some locals who reportedly accuse the production of blocking access to a critical coastal freeway.
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A check of the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor board agenda for August shows members considered a request by Warner Bros. Pictures for "permit work" on those dates, with the toll road agency compensated for lost revenues and other costs. The public portion of the 73 becomes a toll road that connects with the 5 freeway in South County.
But Mensinger, who is running for reelection, used the closures to tee off on Caltrans, reportedly calling them, "another example of a state agency that just does what it wants without understanding what it does to a local community."
Probably more of a Broken Lizard fan. Actually, given the lack of traffic on the 73 toll road, which has never met a ridership projection it's met, one wonders why Warner Bros. even bothered to take out a permit. Just pay the toll and start rolling, baby . . .
Galifiankis, who previously let it slip The Hangover Part II would be set in Thailand, told Rolling Stone last year that The Hangover Part III will be a road picture about a Wolfpack plan to spring his character Alan from a mental institution.
Director and co-writer Todd Phillips is back in the driver's seat.
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