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MacGruber director to helm original comedy Spy Guys

Sep. 21, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg
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The Lonely Island costumed

The Lonely Island trio is making another feature-length foray into filmmaking, but not in the form of a foul-mouthed musical as I might have hoped for.  No, it will instead be with a project called SPY GUYS that will be produced by Akiva Schaffer and Andy Samberg and directed by Jorma Taccone (MACGRUBER).  

Written by non-member Adam Sztykiel (DUE DATE, MADE OF HONOR), the project "centers on a CIA operative who, while attending a friend’s wedding in Europe, is framed and becomes an enemy of the state. Now on his own, he's forced to reveal his true identity to his average Joe buddies and enlists their help. When they aid his escape, they also become wanted, as accomplices, and they must go on the run together to clear their names."

No star has been named yet, but there are plenty of old pals Taccone could pull from the SNL pile - who would you go for? Samberg? Will Forte? Justin Timberlake? Or someone else entirely?

Extra Tidbit: The trailer for MACGRUBER was funny. The actual movie was, in my opinion, anything but.

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5:09PM on 09/21/2012
Im interested.
Tidbit: Disagreed. Laughed my ass off for the whole ride. Between that pull out car radio, the upper decker, the throat ripping and Kunth's finale, that shit was awesome!
Im interested.
Tidbit: Disagreed. Laughed my ass off for the whole ride. Between that pull out car radio, the upper decker, the throat ripping and Kunth's finale, that shit was awesome!
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12:13PM on 09/21/2012
I had heard really good things about Macgruber, ie, best SNL movie since the Blues brothers, while I didnt think it was that great, i did think it was funny and that these guys are funny so looking forward to this one
I had heard really good things about Macgruber, ie, best SNL movie since the Blues brothers, while I didnt think it was that great, i did think it was funny and that these guys are funny so looking forward to this one
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9:29AM on 09/21/2012
Macgruber was an exercise in seeing if you could take every joke too far to where it wasn't actually funny anymore.
Macgruber was an exercise in seeing if you could take every joke too far to where it wasn't actually funny anymore.
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