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From Vegas… To Thailand?

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand isn’t feeling a hangover from its Hollywood closeup.

The host of “The Hangover Part II” is giving foreign actors a tax break to lure more movies here, earning filmmaking dollars and promoting tourism.

Deputy Finance Minister Pradit Pattaraprasit said the Cabinet decided Tuesday that actors who live outside of Thailand will not be taxed on earnings from movies filmed in Thailand from this year through 2015.

Thailand is expected to get massive exposure from the sequel to the blockbuster bachelor comedy “The Hangover.”

The sequel starring Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis moves the action from Las Vegas to Bangkok.

The Thailand Film Office says the filmmakers spent about 500 million baht ($16.7 million) over 40 days of shooting.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.


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