Phillips wanted to taser Hangover stars for real

The moviemaker admits he thought it would be fine to give Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper a buzz – but he was talked out of the idea by studio executives.

He says, “I figured we’d seen it (tasering) on (movie) Jackass and those guys do it, they’re fine. I approached the guys; I figured it would be a fun thing to do.

“Bradley Cooper, who is like a soldier, was just onboard: ‘I’m there, let’s do it…’ And of course Zach and Ed were absolutely not having it; they called their agents immediately and I very quickly heard from Warner Brothers security.”