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Kate McKinnon In Talks For Danny Boyle's Musical Comedy

Saturday Night Live starlet Kate McKinnon is settling into her next feature film. 

Director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Sunshine, 28 Days Later) and screenwriter Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral) have been working on an untitled musical comedy film, and Variety reports that McKinnon is in negotiations to join the cast. If she signs on the dotted line with studios Universal and Working Title, McKinnon will join Lily James (Baby Driver, Darkest Hour) and Himesh Patel (EastEnders) in the project. 

Plot details haven't yet been disclosed, but source state that the film is "musically themed and set in the 1960s or 1970s." James is set to play a teacher and The Hollywood Reporter notes that McKinnon will portray a talent agent once she officially climbs on board. 

Some may worry that Boyle's reported commitment to direct the next James Bond movieBond 25, and develop a script with writer John Hodge (Trainspotting) will hinder his ability to develop anything else for the foreseeable future. However, this musical comedy will shoot over the summer and Bond 25 will enter production later this year.

Since her attention-grabbing turn in Sony's female-centric Ghostbusters reboot, McKinnon has fielded a wave of movie offers when not working on Saturday Night Live. The funny lady most recently said yes to Lionsgate's comedy pic The Spy Who Dumped Me, in which she stars opposite Mila Kunis. Last year, McKinnon appeared as Pippa in Lucia Aniello's comedy film Rough Night