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'Hangover 2' is happening -- and the drinks are going to be a lot more expensive this time.

Deadline reports that, after six months of negotiations, Warner Bros. has committed 'Hangover' stars Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms to the sequel, with director Todd Phillips returning as well.

'Hangover 2' was reportedly held over because its stars didn't have contracts for a sequel. Now it appears that the wait was worth it, so to speak, as Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms will each be paid in the vicinity of $5 million against 4 percent of first dollar gross for 'Hangover 2.' (None of them made more than $300,000 for the first 'Hangover.')

Meanwhile, director/producer Todd Phillips will be paid around $10 million against 10 percent. 'Hangover 2' is happening -- and the drinks are going to be a lot more expensive this time.

Deadline reports that, after six months of negotiations, Warner Bros. has committed 'Hangover' stars Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms to the sequel, with director Todd Phillips returning as well.

'Hangover 2' was reportedly held over because its stars didn't have contracts for a sequel. Now it appears that the wait was worth it, so to speak, as Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms will each be paid in the vicinity of $5 million against 4 percent of first dollar gross for 'Hangover 2.' (None of them made more than $300,000 for the first 'Hangover.')

Meanwhile, director/producer Todd Phillips will be paid around $10 million against 10 percent.

No official production start date has been announced for 'Hangover 2,' though Warner Bros. has set a Memorial Day 2011 release date -- the same weekend that Paramount plans to release 'Mission: Impossible IV,' starring Tom Cruise.

'The Hangover' was arguably the biggest runaway hit of last year. The film went on to gross over $467, worldwide, making it the highest-earning R-rated comedy in movie history. It also shocked everyone when it took home the award for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) at January's Golden Globe Awards.

Tell us: Are you excited for 'Hangover 2'?