updated 04/10/2011 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 04/10/2011 AT 2:10 PM ET
The replacement has been replaced.
The scene filmed by Neeson, 58, was cut out of the movie and is now being re-shot with actor/director Nick Cassavetes playing the role – but it’s not personal, director Todd Phillips tells Variety.
Phillips says that he cut the scene immediately following Neeson’s cameo while editing The Hangover 2, creating a gap in the sequence of events. Phillips decided to re-shoot the scene – but Neeson was already busy in London shooting the follow-up to Clash of the Titans.