MacGruber The Next SNL Character To Hit Silver Screen?

Jul. 8 2009, Published 9:06 a.m. ET

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If Wayne, Garth, and even Pat could make the leap to the big screen, why not MacGruber?

The oft-featured MacGyver parody on Saturday Night Live is the latest SNL skit to become a major motion picture.

Reese Witherspoon's husband, Ryan Phillipe, is negotiating to have a role in the comedy, as is Val Kilmer. MacGruber regulars Will Forte and Kristen Wiig will also have roles in the film, the Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.

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The original MacGyver, which starred Richard Dean Anderson, ran on ABC from 1985 until 1992; other successful film franchises that started out as SNL skits include Wayne's World, It’s Pat, The Coneheads and The Blues Brothers.



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