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‘MacGruber 2’ Screenplay Being Written by Will Forte and Jorma Taccone

Taccone tweeted the news earlier today.



Perhaps encouraged by strong ratings for the rebooted “MacGyver” series, “MacGruber 2” apparently remains a possibility. Jorma Taccone, who co-wrote and directed the 2010 cult hit, tweeted today that “the writing hath begun” on a second installment in the would-be franchise. Pictured alongside Taccone is Will Forte, who co-wrote and starred in the first film and will presumably reprise both roles this time around.

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“No joke,” he followed up just 15 minutes later, the second tweet accompanied by a photo of the “super rough draft” of the “MacGruber 2” screenplay dated September 17. The first film grossed just $9.3 million in theaters against a budget of $10 million but has amassed a loyal following in the years since its release.

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Taccone most recently co-wrote, co-produced, co-directed and co-starred in this year’s “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping,” which received largely favorable reviews but likewise made just under $10 million at the box office. “MacGruber 2,” should it materialize, is likely a few years away from doing so.

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