Kate McKinnon is poised to have a breakout comedy film one of these days. She continually knockd it out of the park on with her impressions and original characters, and she’s been steadily building up her film career while on hiatus. It looks like McKinnon may have found her next project and it comes from director Danny Boyle. And no, it’s not , but that would be epic. McKinnon is in talks to join an untitled comedy project that will be written by Richard Curtis.
Danny Boyle has a lot of attention right now thanks to the news that he is the frontrunner to direct the long-gestating 25th movie. The director is trying to nail down the script first before making an official commitment, but he also revealed that he would be working on a film written by Richard Curtis first. Some details about that project have been revealed and it looks like this is the movie that Kate McKinnon is in talks to join.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kate McKinnon is in negotiations to join an untitled comedy film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Richard Curtis. Practically nothing is known about the movie, but it will be musically themed and will either take place in the 1960s or 70s. Lily James is the only other name attached to the project so far. McKinnon’s character is reportedly a talent agent while James plays a teacher.
While Danny Boyle isn’t really known for comedies, writer Richard Curtis is more than familiar with the romantic comedy genre. He wrote the script for popular films like , and . Boyle lives more in the drama world, but his films often do have elements of humor. It would still be a solid get for Kate McKinnon, who has been building up her resume with supporting roles. She’s appeared in movies such as , and a lead role in the reboot. And while it’s no , but McKinnon is getting a taste of the spy genre in the upcoming comedy , which she stars in alongside Mila Kunis.
Kate McKinnon’s commitment to means that it’s tough for her to schedule bigger movie roles, but once she eventually leaves the sketch comedy show, she’s got a big movie career ahead of her. While some of the films she’s appeared in haven’t been great as a whole, she’s always a bright spot.
You can next see Kate McKinnon in , which arrives in theaters on August 3, 2018. For more movies hitting theaters, here’s our 2018 movie release guide.