KFBR392! ‘MacGruber’s Jorma Taccone to Direct ‘Spy Guys’
Though the film has gone on to have a following, 'MacGruber' could have been a career killer for both Will Forte and director (and Lonely Island member) Jorma Taccone. But, luckily for us, Taccone has just signed up to direct his follow up at New Line. The film is called 'Spy Guys.'
The Hollywood Reporter, who broke the story, also provided the logline. The film "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."
This sounds like a slightly more audience-friendly version of 'MacGruber' and though it could be done as bad, dumb Hollywood comedy, Taccone, and fellow Lonely Islanders Akiva Schaffer and Andy Samberg will also be producing. It then wouldn't surprise us if Samberg became the lead of the film, though no casting announcements have been made. The film will be written by Adam Sztykiel, who also wrote 'Due Date,' and it sounds as if the script isn't finished. Still, we'll be following all developments on this one.