Yes, you read right! A MacGruber movie is under the final stages of production and is set to come out during the summer of 2010. Will Forte’s hilarious parody of the popular 80’s MacGyver series has been a part of Saturday Night Live since January of 2007.
In July of 2009,Will Forte announced that a MacGruber based movie was in the works when he appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and it appears that the claim finally has some clout.
On SNL, MacGruber is tasked with deactivating a ticking bomb, but becomes distracted by personal issues of either himself or the people around him. MacGruber has managed to, without fail, fail every time.
Kristen Wiig, who plays MacGruber’s assistant, Vicki, will be a part of the main cast in the movie. Guests who have appeared on the show include: Andy Samburg, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Shia LeBeouf, Bill Hader, and even Richard Dean Anderson, who played the parodied MaGyver. Only actor and SNL cast-member, Bill Hader, will return for the movie. Also cast to star in the movie is Maya Rudolph as MacGruber’s former assistant, Casey.
Though many viewers across America would be perfectly content to watch MacGruber blow himself up every five minutes of the movie as the SNL sketch depicts, there seems to be somewhat of an actual plot to the film.
MacGruber has been awarded a record sixteen purple hearts, three congressional medals of honor, and countless presidential medals of bravery as a Green Beret, SEAL, and Army Ranger. After his fianceé was killed, however, MacGruber has sworn off crime-fighting forever. It is only when his arch-enemy Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer) steals a nuclear warhead and the government is forced to “call in the best”, that he agrees to come out of retirement and show us all what a man with a mullet can do.