Arnold Schwarzenegger is joining the action-comedy Why We’re Killing Gunther as none other than Gunther himself. The film also marks the directorial debut of SNL‘s most undervalued member of the current cast, Taran Killam.
The story revolves around a group of assassins who are fed up with Gunther, the arrogant, brash assassin who’s also a badass at his job and lets everyone in his profession know it. The group decides to take him out, but they find the task a little hard since Gunther is a step ahead of them at every turn. Expect a great deal of one liners.
The other assassins in Why We’re Killing Gunther include Killam himself, fellow SNL‘er Bobby Moynihan, Coie Smulders, Paul Brittain, and Kumail Nanjiani.
I want to see this now. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s comedy catalogue is spotty to say the least (Junior anyone?), but this seems to be blending his 80s/90s action persona with some comedy from a competent comedian in Killam. I have faith in his ability to mange the material, and perhaps this opens up a new avenue for him, since SNL seems dead set on not utilizing him to his fullest potential.