Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon Set to Star Together in Comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me
Posted 03/19/2017 2032 0
The actresses are in talks to star in Lionsgate’s The Spy Who Dumped Me, EW has learned.
The 33-year-old Saturday Night Live cast member and 33-year-old Bad Moms star are reportedly in the middle of negotiations with Lionsgate. Having co-written the script with David Iserson, Susanna Fogel (Life Partners) will also direct the feature, which will boast Brian Grazer as a producer. Spy will focus on a pair of best friends who, when one discovers her ex was a spy, find themselves drawn into a dangerous mission.
The Spy Who Dumped Me sounds like it could be part of the recent trend of more explicit R-rated comedies starring women. That trend paid off big-time for Mila Kunis in 2016 when her Bad Moms film did nearly $180 million at the box office, and McKinnon will ride that particular wave herself this summer in Rough Night, which involves a group of friends accidentally killing a male stripper. However, The Spy Who Dumped Me writer/director Susanna Fogel’s last film, the friendship comedy Life Partners, was actually fairly low-key so we’ll have to wait and see what tone the movie is trying to strike.
While she has been making headlines with her work on Saturday Night Live, notably her current impressions of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway, McKinnon is starring in another female-centered comedy in Rough Night, scheduled to be released on June 16. She also is attached to star in “The Lunch Witch” for DreamWorks and “Women in Business” for Fox. Kunis was most recently seen in the hit comedy “Bad Moms” and has the sequel “Bad Moms Christmas” bowing this December.
The idea is that the film would shoot during McKinnon’s “Saturday Night Live” hiatus and sources say the one thing holding up the deal was making sure both McKinnon and Kunis’ schedules lined up.