Pair toast Warners' 'Hangover'

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Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms are getting ready to have a "Hangover."

The pair is in final negotiations with Warner Bros. to star in its Todd Phillips bachelor-party comedy, about three friends who lose the groom at their Las Vegas bash two days before the wedding. The third lead role has yet to be cast.

The project, a spec that Warners acquired from Jon Lucas and Scott Moore in the fall, is moving forward quickly, with cast and crew now entering preproduction.

Legendary Pictures will finance and co-produce the comedy. Phillips will direct and produce under his Green Hat Films banner; Dan Goldberg will produce and Scott Budnick will exec produce.

The project marks Helms' first lead feature role. The "Office" veteran has roles in Neal Brennan's "The Goods: The Don Ready Story."

Cooper next stars in Christian Alvart's "Case 39" for Paramount.

Phillips plans on shooting the supernatural comedy "Man-Witch" after "Hangover." (partialdiff)
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