Heather Graham had a small but important role in the first Hangover movie as the stripper that marries Stu (Ed Helms) during a night of drunken debauchery. Her character was left out of the sequel, but Graham will be returning for The Hangover 3.
Variety writes: “While plot details remain under wraps for the latest sequel, it’s safe to say a reunion between Stu and Jade is on the itinerary.”
Graham’s character was involved in some of the major plot points of the first movie. She was the mother of the baby found in the hotel room. She ended up marrying Stu. And she helped the trio with their Rainman-esque casino heist.
The second film brought the Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifanakis, and Ed Helms to Thailand, so it wasn’t exactly feasible to have the Vegas stripper in the movie. (Although they did manage to squeeze in another Mike Tyson cameo.)
According to Screen Rant, the directors want The Hangover III to tie the entire trilogy together. The new movie is also reportedly set in multiple locations including a return trip to Las Vegas. Graham will probably be seen somewhere in Las Vegas, hopefully with her son Carlos in a pair of giant sun-glasses.
The new movie will also see the return of Mike Tyson and several other high-profile cameos.
The Hangover III is scheduled for release in May of 2013.