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Sam Elliott, Laurence Fishburne, Mickey Rourke book 'MacGruber' roles

Sam Elliott has joined the cast of the new MacGruber series. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Sam Elliott has joined the cast of the new "MacGruber" series. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

June 10 (UPI) -- Sam Elliott, Laurence Fishburne and Mickey Rourke have joined the ensemble of Peacock's upcoming action-comedy series, MacGruber.

The actors will star in the eight-episode show alongside Will Forte, Kristen Wiig and Ryan Phillippe, who appeared in the MacGruber sketches on Saturday Night Live sketches and the 2010 movie they inspired.

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Forte co-wrote and is executive producing the series about a resourceful hero who was released after a decade in prison and must confront a villain from his past.

Elliott recently starred in The Ranch and A Star is Born, while Fishburne is best known for his roles in The Matrix and Black-ish and Rourke's credits include The Wrestler and Sin City.

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