McGruber - Ryan Phillippe Looking Studly

A while back we reported on Ryan Phillippe‘s casting in the SNL skit turned film, MacGruber. Over at JustJared they’ve posted some behind the scenes set photos of the man in action. Seeing is really believing, because I still don’t understand why he would sign on to do this movie. Who knew Ryan could do comedy?

Here’s Ryan on the set of MacGruber being all sexy and funny at the same time…

In the film, Phillippe plays an army officer named Piper, who unwillingly works with MacGruber to bring down a villain named Cunth, played by Val Kilmer. The overall story centers on a retired MacGruber living as a monk in Ecuador — until he’s enlisted to fight the evil Cunth, who has a nuclear warhead; the mission is personal because Cunth killed MacGruber’s bride.

The film also stars Kristen Wiig, and is directed by Jorma Taccone. This is such an odd combination of actors to me. I wonder if Ryan’s role will be a satire of his character in Stop-Loss?

What do you think of Ryan’s attempt at comedy? Do you think he can pull it off?