I knew it was only a matter of time that Will Forte’s MacGyver spoof MacGruber would be turned into a movie! It’s probably the funniest sketch on SNL these days. I seriously can’t wait for this movie because I think it’s going to be a smash hit! That is, if the script and acting is up to par. I mean, anything can be better than Ladies Man and Superstar. I just hope they can make this movie into something that’s consistently funny, because these skits are so short. As far as casting is concerned, no word yet about Richard Dean Anderson making an appearance. Kristen Wiig will reprise her role as Vicki, MacGruber’s sidekick. Val Kilmer and Ryan Phillipe are in talks to star in the movie as well. Filming starts up next month!
Forte — who will return to “SNL” in the fall — debuted the parody of the 1980s action-adventure series “MacGyver” in 2007. He’ll co-write with “SNL’s” Jorma Taccone and John Solomon; the logline’s being kept under wraps. Taccone will direct.
Relativity Media topper Ryan Kavanaugh, Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn are producing the project, which will begin shooting next month. Relativity’s Tucker Tooley will exec produce along with Erin David and “SNL” head writer Seth Meyers.
“MacGruber” will be distributed under Relativity’s Rogue banner, which utilizes Universal distribution.
Hollywood Reporter has more about the new comedy here.