Shot in Atlanta, Georgia, and Las Cruces, New Mexico, it revolves
around soon-to-be first-time dad Peter Highman (Robert Downey
Jr.) who finds himself in Atlanta without a wallet, while his
wife (Michelle Monaghan) is set to deliver in LA in just a few
Compelled by the situation, he's forced to ride home with an
airhead wannabe actor-cum-man-child Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis).
Phillips is sure "Due Date" will also get its due
just like "The Hangover".
"While I was filming 'The Hangover', the writers of this
movie ('Due Date) were working on the first draft at my office
and I thought, 'Boy, I really want to find something to do with
Zach right away', because you know he's so great in 'The Hangover'.
And so that was how it started," said Phillips.
Commenting upon the presence of Robert Downy Jr., he said:
"It was easier than I thought it was going to be."
Not many know that Phillips has also made blink-and-miss appearances
in "Road Trip", "Old School" and "The
Hangover". So any plans to take it further into a full-fledged
role some day?
"Well, I play the same character in every movie, sort
of the guy named Barry, whom we also call Mr.Creepy... I think
some directors like to put themselves in their movies as like
a saviour. Like M. Night Shyamalan will do that sometimes. I
like to be the most deviant guy in the film. I think that's
just more appropriate," said Phillips, who would love to
come to India for "a pleasure trip".
So, has he watched any Bollywood movies? "I may have seen
a couple of them but don't really remember names."
"The Hangover Part II" hits the screens May 26, 2011.
Asked if "The Hangover" brand would also see a franchise
in the making with a third outing or may be more, Phillips diplomatically
answered: "That's to wait and watch!"