Has someone dropped the ball over at Warner Bros.? That’s the studio’s story and it’s sticking to it. After requesting in conjunction with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) – the organization that hands out movie ratings – that the theatrical trailer for “The Hangover Part II” be pulled from theatres for not meeting PG 13 standards, Warner Bros. has apparently admitted it was at fault.
In a statement to THR, the studio wrote:
“In our haste to meet the placement schedule for this trailer, we failed to properly vet the final version with the MPAA. We acted immediately to correct the mistake and removed the trailer from screens.”
According to THR’s sources, Warner Bros. is tweaking the trailer for PG 13 audiences in order to get it back to theatres by April 15 in time for “Scream 4’s” release.
So, what was the MPAA so offended about? Sources say a scene in which Zach Galifianakis‘ character gets a monkey to bite a bottle he’s shoved under an old man’s sarong made it too racy for the PG 13 crowd.
Watch the trailer in question below and tell us what you think: