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.

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