Arnold Schwarzenegger Returning to Comedy with ‘Why We’re Killing Gunther’

     May 4, 2016


While some of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s comedies have been notoriously terrible, others have become beloved classics. However, since returning to films in 2013, he’s stuck to action and even attempted drama with the zombie film Maggie. However, it now looks like he’ll be returning to the comedy genre with the hitman film, Why We’re Killing Gunther.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Saturday Night Live’s Taran Killam will make his directorial debut on the action comedy, in which he’ll also star alongside Cobie Smulders, Bobby Moynihan (SNL), Paul Brittain (Hotel Transylvania 2), Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley), Randall Park (The Interview) and Ryan Gaul (Identity Thief).

The plot revolves around “a group of eccentric international assassins who become fed up with Gunther, the world’s greatest hitman who also happens to be an arrogant show-off, and decide to kill him. Their master plan, however, quickly turns into a series of embarrassing encounters as Gunther always appears one step ahead.”

If Schwarzenegger is presumably playing Gunther, it sounds like this will be a fun role for him, and unlike Junior or Jingle All the Way, he has a deep bench of talented comedic actors backing him up.

A June start date is being eyed for the film, which means we’ll probably see some attempts on Gunther’s life next year.


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