The start date for the sequel to this year's hit comedy 'The Hangover' has been agreed.

Variety reports that 'The Hangover 2' will begin production in October 2010 for a May 2011 release.

Read the review of 'The Hangover'.

Before he starts work on the sequel, 'The Hangover' director Todd Phillips will make a road movie comedy, 'Due Date'.

It will star 'The Hangover's Zach Galifianakis and tell the story of a man who is trying to travel across the US in time for the birth of his first child.

Galifianakis will play the man's "unlikely travel companion".

Production on 'Due Date' will begin on 6 October for a June 2010 release.

Read an interview with 'The Hangover' director Todd Phillips.