Kate McKinnon Lands Starring Role in “The Lunch Witch” at Amblin


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Amblin Entertainment’s big screen adaptation of Deb Lucke’s YA novel THE LUNCH WITCH has tapped to star in the live-action fantastical comedy.

Clay Kaytis, who co-directed Angry Birds, is set to direct while Michael De Luca has signed on as a producer. Johnny Pariseau from De Luca Productions will serve as an executive producer.

McKinnon will play the titular role of Grunhilda, cold-hearted woman who has inherited the recipes and cauldron from her famous ancestors. Unfortunately, no one believes in magic anymore. As a result, she lands a as a school lunch lady where she enjoys scaring kids until she meets a timid little girl named Madison with a big set of glasses who becomes an unlikely friend.

Ever since joining the cast of Saturday Night Live, McKinnon’s has been on the rise. She recently starred in the all-female version of Ghostbusters and can be seen stealing scenes in the holiday comedy Office Christmas Party. She next will star in the comedy Rock That Body with Scarlett Johansson, Zoë Kravitz, Ilana Glazer, and Jillian Bell.

She is repped by and .


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This news was first reported by Deadline.


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