Oct 19, 2010 1:07 PM by Associated Press
Mel Gibson will make a cameo in "The Hangover 2" as a tattoo artist.
The film, a sequel to the 2009 hit comedy "The Hangover," is beginning production, with a release scheduled for May 2011.
Warner Bros., which is distributing the film, declined to comment.
Gibson might be hoping some comedy improves his tarnished reputation: a memorable appearance in the first "Hangover" film helped rehabilitate Mike Tyson's image.
Authorities are investigating claims by Gibson's ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva that the actor-director physically abused her. Audio purportedly of Gibson making a series of racist and misogynistic rants was leaked earlier this year.