EW has reported that the two stars are set to cast in Lionsgate’s The Spy Who Dumped Me.
Saturday Night Live's star and Bad Moms' star are supposedly negotiating with Lionsgate in oder to cast in The Spy Who Dumped Me. The film is produced by Brian Grazer and directed by Susanna Fogel, who is also the co-writer of the script alongside David Iseron. Spy is centered on a duo of best friends who are dragged into a dangerous mission after one of them realizes her ex was a spy.
The Spy Who Dumped Me could possibly join the current R-rated comedies trend with women as the main characters. A trend that Mila Kunis had her fair share of in 2016 with her movie 'Bad Moms' that earned approximately $180 million in box office revenue. McKinnon will follow suit and join the trend with Rough Night, a movie that will be released this summer and revolves around a group of friends who kill a male stripper by accident. It should be noted though that Susanna Fogel's recent film 'Life Partners' was quite subtle, which could mean her upcoming film may not be R-rated.
McKinnon has been recently creating media buzz with her impressions of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway on Saturday Night Live, and her upcoming film Rough Night is set to be released on June 16. Moreover, she is set to star in “The Lunch Witch” for DreamWorks and “Women in Business” for Fox. Kunis, on the other side, was lately seen in the comedy blockbuster “Bad Moms” and she will star in its sequel “Bad Moms Christmas” this December.
The film is set to shoot while McKinnon’s “Saturday Night Live” is on hiatus, and it is reported that the deal will be finalized once both of the actresses' schedules are cleared.