In the first step to recovering his image, Mel Gibson has taken on a cameo in Todd Phillips's upcoming comedy sequel The Hangover 2. Gibson's role will mirror what Mike Tyson accomplished in the first movie, giving his public persona a much need comedic boost.

The New York Post reveals that the troubled actor will be playing a Bangkok tattoo artist. Though it wasn't clear if he would be playing himself as an actor hiding out in Thailand, or if he would be playing a character not at all associated with his own public image.

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An insider told The New York Post, "It's a done deal. Mel will make a cameo as a tattoo artist. Filming is taking place on the Warner Bros. lot, where a Bangkok set has been built, and Mel is expected to film his role in two weeks. Then the production moves to Thailand at the end of October."

The Hangover 2 will follow the comedic adventures of Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, and Justin Bartha as they head to Thailand for a 'boys only' trip. Things take a nasty turn in Bangkok, where they have another run-in with Asian gangster Mr. Chow, who will once again be played by Ken Jeong.