Kate McKinnon Will Graduate From Scene-Stealer to Leading Lady with Action Comedy “The Spy Who Dumped Me”


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After playing second fiddle in a half-dozen movies ranging from Ghostbusters to Office Christmas Party, SNL standout is ready to become a leading lady with Lionsgate‘s action comedy , which will likely pair her with Bad Moms star , the Tracking Board has confirmed.

will direct from a she co-wrote with former SNL scribe . will produce under his banner, while will distribute the movie after acquiring the project in a competitive situation.

McKinnon and Kunis will play best friends who discover that one of their ex-boyfriends was a spy. When he’s killed in the middle of a mission, they decide to take up the cause and finish it.

Fogel made her feature directorial debut with the indie movie Life Partners, which starred Gillian Jacobs and Leighton Meester, and featured McKinnon in a supporting role. She stole scenes in that film, just as she did in Ghostbusters, and with her SNL skits routinely going viral, it’s clear she has earned the chance to be front and center in a comedy.

Kunis is an equally talented comedienne, having starred on That ’70s Show before conquering the big screen with Bad Moms last summer. Hopefully she’ll be able to fit The Spy Who Dumped Me into her schedule, since reportedly aims to start filming this summer.

However, A Bad Moms Christmas is slated for release this November, and starts in early May, so Kunis would have to shoot them back-to-back. I hope these two don’t run into each other, because it’d be a shame if lost Kunis to a conflict.

Peter Kang and Geoff Shaevitz will oversee the project for the , while Imagine execs Erica Huggins and Julie Oh, will oversee on behalf of the company.

McKinnon will soon be seen playing one of Scarlett Johansson’s besties in Sony’s raunchy comedy Rough Night. She’s represented by and , while Kunis is repped by and .

Fogel, who also wrote and executive produced the ABC Family series Chasing Life, is repped by and Lighthouse Media & Management.

Iserson has penned episodes of Mad Men, Mr. Robot, Mozart in the Jungle and Graves. He’s repped by and .

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