Read the Inspiring Note 'MacGruber' Mega-Fan Christopher Nolan Sent to the TV Spinoff Cast
In a true gift of a story, this week we learned director Christopher Nolan (you know, the guy who gave us a trio of Batman movies, Inception, and the upcoming Tenet), is a big fan of the 2010 comedy MacGruber. Not only that, but the world was also treated to a look at the very kind and inspiring note Nolan sent to the cast of the upcoming MacGruber TV spinoff series.
A decade after MacGruber‘s release, it has gone on to become a cult hit despite its initial box office bomb status. Among the many fans who’ve board the MacGruber train is Nolan, according to director Jorma Taccone, who dropped the Nolan news into his interview with Vanity Fair for an oral history of the movie which stars Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe, and Val Kilmer. The Nolan anecdotes kicked off with Taccone recalling how he spoke to Nolan in person after learning from The Dark Knight‘s Anne Hathaway he would recite lines from MacGruber while on set.
“I was like, ‘Holy shit. That’s incredible.’ The closer to that story is that my wife [director Marielle Heller] and I were at our first DGA dinner. And she’s like, ‘Christopher Nolan is there. You’ve got to go say hi to him.’ So I went up to him and I said, ‘My name is Jorma. I directed this movie called MacGruber.’ I said, ‘We’re going to do a sequel eventually. What do you think of this: When the director ...
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