Sep 20, 2012
Tradecraft: MacGruber Director Pitches Spy Guys Comedy
Deadline reports that New Line has bought a pitch from the writer of Due Date for MacGruber director Jorma Taccone to helm. Adam Sztykiel's action-comedy pitch, Spy Guys, follows a young CIA agent attending a wedding in Europe. When he becomes disavowed and forced to go on the run, he enlists his non-agent buddies to aid him and they all go on the run together to clear his name. Accordin to the trade blog, "This is a big fun movie in the vein of Ocean’s 11 meets Mission: Impossible, and the hope is that Taccone will attract a hot young ensemble cast." Sounds good to me. I thought MacGruber was funny (read my review here), and I was also a fan of most of the digital shorts Taccone created for Saturday Night Live with his fellow Lonely Island Boys Akiva Schaffer and Andy Samberg, who will also produce Spy Guys.
Labels: Movies, Parody, Tradecraft
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