Kenan Thompson has been kicking around Saturday Night Live for six years now and he’s finally going to get a movie out of it. Deadline reports that SNL‘s executive producer Lorne Michaels has set Thompson to star in the original high-concept comedy Party Starters. SNL writer Bryan Tucker will pen the screenplay. While I want to say that I’m grateful the movie won’t come out of Thompson’s recurring sketches, MacGruber has taught me not to write off an SNL movie before it’s fully cooked. Classic MacGruber.
Thompson will be providing the voice of Greedy Smurf in the upcoming 3D live-action/CGI family flick The Smurfs. To the surprise of no one, Thompson’s starring roles in Good Burger and Fat Albert did not launch his film career.