Kate McKinnon, Mila Kunis in Talks
Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis up for the Lionsgate comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters) and Mila Kunis (Black Swan, Oz The Great and Powerful) are in talks for the upcoming Imagine Entertainment comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me, according to Deadline. The film will reportedly be directed by Susanna Fogel (Life Partners, Chasing Life). Fogel wrote the script with David Iserson (Saturday Night Live, United States of Tara). Brian Grazer (24: Legacy, A Beautiful Mind) will produce the film that plans to shoot this summer.
According to the site, McKinnon and Kunis will play, “best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.” Lionsgate has yet to comment on casting. Peter Kang and Geoff Shaevitz and Imagine’s Erica Huggins and Julie Oh are on board to oversee the film.
The title, The Spy Who Dumped Me, is an obvious take on The Spy Who Loved Me, the tenth film in the James Bond series, starring Roger Moore, Curd Jürgens and Barbara Bach. That film’s title, of course, comes from Ian Fleming’s novel “The Spy Who Loved Me,” the tenth book in the series, though the plot was different.
McKinnon has been known as the standout performer on Saturday Night Live, particularly during the election season. She’s played everyone from Hillary Clinton to Kellyanne Conway to Elizabeth Warren, Betsy DeVos, and Jeff Sessions. She was also the breakout character in the recent all-female version of the film Ghostbusters. In addition to her extensive film work, Kunis has been doing the voice of Meg Griffin on Family Guy since 1999 as well as a number of voices on Robot Chicken.
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