Val Kilmer And Ryan Phillipe To Star In MacGruber
Now that SNL digital short helmer Jorma Taccone is locked in to direct the MacGruber movie, that means it’s time to start looking for a cast. Will Forte will of course, play MacGruber and Kristen Wiig is still involved as his helpful assistant. But guess who they’re bringing in to play the villain? Val Kilmer. No really. Also in negotiations to join the cast, Ryan Phillipe.
Clearly this is going to be more than just the usual shitty SNL movie. This is not Night at the Roxbury. Here’s how THR says Phillipe and Kilmer fit in to MacGruber’s master plan:
“The legendary, much decorated MacGruber is pulled out of retirement as a monk in Ecuador by a colonel, who needs him once more to fight on behalf of his country. This time the mission involves going up against the evil Cunth, who has a nuclear warhead; the mission is personal because Cunth killed MacGruber's bride.” Phillipe will play Piper, an Army officer forced to pair up with MacGruber. Kilmer will of course, be a total Cunth.
Sounds great, the only thing missing is a variety of mid-life crises to distract MacGruber from disarming various bombs. Someone needs call up Shia LaBeouf, bring him back as MacGruber’s gay son. While you’re at it, get on the phone to Pespsi. Pepsuber needs feature film sponsorship.
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