Spy Guys Nabs MacGruber's Jorma Taccone to Direct

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Jorma Taccone, best known as 1/3 of the comedy music group The Lonely Island and as a writer on Saturday Night Live, will direct a new action comedy film, Spy Guys. The film was written by Adam Sztykiel (Due Date).

Spy Guys will mark Taccone's second directorial effort, after 2010's MacGruber. He follows in the footsteps of fellow Lonely Island member Akiva Schaffer, who directed most of the group's SNL digital shorts as well as the films Hot Rod and The Watch.

The film will tell the story of an undercover CIA agent who is framed while on vacation in Europe and becomes an enemy of the state. He his forced to come clean to his friends about his secret identity and enlists them to help him clear his name.

Schaffer, Andy Samberg (Hotel Transylvania), and John Rickard will co-produce with Taccone. There is not yet any production or release schedule available.

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