Mel Gibson ‘Furious’ Over ‘Hangover 2′ Firing

/ October 25, 2010

Uh-oh; it sounds like Mel Gibson’s infamous temper has flared up again—and this time he might have good cause for his anger.

The New York Post reports that  the Passion of the Christ star—who was unceremoniously dumped from the sequel to The Hangover last week after the cast protested his inclusion—is “furious” about getting the heave-ho.

According to a source close to the 54-year-old actor, Gibson takes particular umbrage to the firing, given the fact that former boxer Mike Tyson—whose own checkered past includes a rape conviction—was allowed included in the original Hangover. The source says,

“He doesn’t understand why Mike Tyson, a drug user who turned his life around, was given a chance while Mel was kicked to the curb. Everybody deserves a second chance.”

Gibson, who was to play a tattoo artist in Thailand for the movie—has since been replaced by Schindler’s List actor Liam Neeson. In a statement issued to announce the replacement, Gibson’s rep, Alan Nierob, who coincidentally reps both actors, hinted at a certain level of distaste over the sacking, noting that Neeson will take the part “pending clearance of cast and crew background check.”

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