Kate McKinnon has officially stepped into the shoes of all the SNL stars before her who went from TV to movies at lightning speed. After this summer’s Ghostbusters, McKinnon has Office Christmas Party coming up this weekend, and today it was announced that she will be playing the titular spellcaster in Amblin’s adaptation of The Lunch Witch.
For a brief moment, Ava DuVernay was attached to direct Intelligent Life for Amblin with Lupita Nyong’o on board to star, but when the former departed the project to focus on Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, the latter also jumped ship — leaving the film in flux. But the sci-fi project has found new life with Jay Roach, who has signed on rewrite and potentially direct Intelligent Life based on Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly’s screenplay.
Let's say it all together now, kids: "RU-FI-OOO!" If you don't know this chant from the movie 'Hook,' then you need to rent the DVD and give this adventure in Neverland a try. For the initiated, go on ahead to check out the skunk-haired leader of the Lost Boys in all his cosplay glory.