08/10/2012 09:13 am ET

'Hangover 3': Heather Graham Set To Reprise Original 'Hangover' Role

Since what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, Heather Graham's Jade, the stripper with a heart of gold from "The Hangover," sat things out for the Thailand-set "Hangover Part II." But with the action returning stateside for the comedy franchise's finale, Graham will reprise her role, according to Variety. She'll join Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Mike Epps and Ken Jeong in the Todd Phillips film.

Set for release on May 24, 2013, "The Hangover 3" (or "The Hangover Part III" if they're still feeling fancy) finds Phil, Stu and Alan returning to Las Vegas, as well as making stops in Los Angeles and perhaps Tijuana. Graham's Jade had a brief fling with Helms' Stu in the first "Hangover" film, but her character was jettisoned for "The Hangover Part II," with Stu marrying another woman. Per Variety, expect the pair to share more screen time in the new film.

"The Hangover" series has already grossed over $1 billion in global ticket sales, and made massive stars out of its three leads. Not that everyone is totally pleased with the fame.

"My life was less complicated [before 'The Hangover']," Galifianakis told HuffPost Entertainment. "And not being followed into airport bathrooms by 14 year olds. Nobody would like that."

For more on Graham's return, head over to Variety.

[via Variety]

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