"Hangover" stuntman injured during Thai shoot
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - An Australian stunt driver has been hospitalized in Thailand after being severely injured in a crash while shooting the sequel to "The Hangover."
A source close to the production said Scott McLean was placed in an induced coma by doctors. Warner Bros., which is distributing the sequel, confirmed the accident in a statement.
"There was an accident involving a truck and a car on the second unit set of 'The Hangover Part II' near Bangkok, Thailand, at approximately 3:00 a.m. on Friday, December 17, 2010 (Bangkok time). A stuntman was injured during the filming of this sequence," the statement read.
"The truck and car were both driven by stunt drivers. An ambulance immediately took the injured stuntman to the local hospital, and he has since been transported to a hospital in Bangkok, where advanced care is being provided. We are awaiting further details concerning his condition."
No further details were available from the company.
The production source described the stunt as one that had been choreographed and rehearsed. McLean was in a moving truck leaning out the window, as planned, when the car driving toward it to pass skidded suddenly and hit him.
The film reunites the hit 2009 comedy's original foursome played by Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha and Ed Helms.