When it was only a recurring SNL sketch, MacGruber — the Will Forte-led parody of ‘80s gadget-heavy motion present MacGyver — all the time ended with its mulletted hero killing himself and everybody round him, solely to in some way come again one other day. So it was becoming, kind of, that although the large display screen model, from 2010, died on the field workplace, it lived on anyway. First it achieved cult standing on residence video. Then it was revealed it was being revived as a Peacock present. Now it’s expanded its already stellar forged.
Variety reports that the revival, which already introduced again Forte, Kristen Wiig, and Ryan Phillippe — the latter who did some superb straight man work within the movie — has roped in three extra huge names. They’re: Sam Elliott, Laurence Fishburne, and Mickey Rourke.
Elliott, the legend who obtained a belated Oscar nomination a couple of years again for enjoying Bradley Cooper’s fairly older brother in A Star is Born, will likely be readily available as MacGruber’s estranged father, to whom he involves for recommendation in his newest mission. Fishburne will play a basic who’s married to our hero’s ex-wife and occasional group accomplice, Wiig’s Vicky St. Elmo.
As for Rourke, he’ll play Brigadier Commander Enos Queeth, aka the collection’ important baddie. (Val Kilmer, one other ‘80s heartthrob, carried out the identical service within the film.) The actor hasn’t been seen a complete lot within the final handful of years, regardless of having earned a well-deserved comeback in 2008 along with his Oscar-nominated flip in The Wrestler. This might be one other probability for acclaim for somebody who has been hailed as certainly one of his technology’s most interesting actors — and who, pre-Wrestler, was probably the most frequent and welcome character actors within the enterprise.