Actress/comedienne Kate McKinnon has gained a lot of fans thanks to Saturday Night Live, and this year she got her biggest movie role yet in Ghostbusters. However, she’s never had a lead role in a film, until now.
Variety reports that Kate has signed up to play the central part in The Lunch Witch, Amblin’s planned movie based on the book by Deb Lucke. She will play, ‘Grunhilda, who has inherited generations worth of magical recipes. But when no one believes in magic anymore, she is forced to apply to be a school lunch lady, thanks to her knack for cooking up foul dishes. While she spends most of her time scaring the children at the school while serving them lunch, Grunhilda accidentally befriends a shy girl who needs help both at school and at home, given her timidness, something a witch like Grunhilda has a tough time following through on.’
Clay Kaytis is set to direct the movie, although it’s not clear when the movie might shoot.