Kate McKinnon is going from buster of ghosts to witch. Deadline has learned that the “Saturday Night Live” castmember and “Ghostbusters” star has signed on to play the lead in Amblin Entertainment’s adaptation of “The Lunch Witch.”
The film will be based on the graphic novel from Deb Lucke of the same name. Published by Papercutz in 2015, “The Lunch Witch” tells the story of Grunhilda, a witch that inherits her family’s ancient recipes and cauldron but lives in a time where no one believes in magic. Instead of going full-on witch, Grunhilda decides to put her potion-making skills to work as a school lunch lady. While Grunhilda enjoys scaring kids, she also befriends a bespectacled student named Madison in need of help.
The film will also mark “Angry Birds” co-director Clay Kaytis first live-action feature film. “The Lunch Witch” will also be produced by Michael De Luca.
McKinnon can currently be seen on “Saturday Night Live,” the show for which she earned an Emmy for this year. She’ll next star in the ensemble holiday comedy film “Office Christmas Party,” which opens this weekend.
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