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Ryan Phillippe, Val Kilmer In Talks To Join Cast of ‘MacGruber’

macgruber_phillippe_kilmerRyan Phillippe and Val Kilmer are currently in talks to join the cast of MacGruber, the SNL parody of the classic adventure series MacGyver.

MacGruber is the latest in a long line of Saturday Night Live skits to make the the jump to the silver screen. The skit was originally brought to life on SNL in 2007 and starred Will Forte (MacGruber) and Kristen Wiig (Vicki). Jorma Taccone, who created the character and directed most of the skits, is set to direct.

The plot is described as follows: The legendary, much decorated MacGruber is pulled out of retirement as a monk in Ecuador by a colonel, who needs him once more to fight on behalf of his country. This time the mission involves going up against the evil Cunth, who has a nuclear warhead; the mission is personal because Cunth killed MacGruber’s bride.

Val Kilmer will play Cunth, while Phillippe would play Piper, an Army officer who has to team up with MacGruber.