In a recent interview with NY Mag's Vulture, Bill Hader took a moment away from taking about his latest film Paper Heart to discuss the upcoming MacGruber movie which is currently being shot in New Mexico. The comedian says that the film will definitely come with a hard R rating attached.
Directed by The Lonely island's Jorma Taccone, MacGruber is a big screen reincarnation of the popular Will Forte SNL sketch. Hader explained, "I read the script, and it's like a hard-R comedy, and it totally works. It's hilarious. It's kind of in the vein of, like, eighties action movies, like there's a very definitive bad guy. I don't know if I can talk about the plot too much, but it's hilarious. The thing that kind of blew my mind about it is that it's like a HARD-R movie. I was like, "What is this? This is fucking ugly. You guys are really going to do this?" And they're like, "Yup." And I was like, "That is awesome. That is fucking hilarious."
When asked if they'd be able to stretch the skit past thirty seconds, Bill replied, "It's a really funny character. I don't think that's a stretch." But don't expect everyone to die at the end, "They just blow up. They don't necessarily die, because they keep being in more sketches."
The film is set to explode on April 16th, 2010.