Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to play a hitman in ‘Why We’re Killing Gunther,’ an ensemble action comedy that marks the directorial debut of actor Taran Killam (‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘12 Years a Slave’).
Per THR, the film focuses on “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.”
In addition to writing and directing, Killam will co-star, along with his wife Cobie Smulders (‘Avengers Assemble’) and his ‘Saturday Night Live’ cohorts Bobby Moynihan and Paul Brittain.
Principal photography kicks off next month, with Kumail Nanjiani (‘Silicon Valley’), Randall Park (‘Fresh Off the Boat’), and Ryan Gaul (‘House of Lies’) also starring.