Everybody loves a good Witch story. All the better to scare you with.

Kate McKinnon has been a rising star in the comedy scene for quite some time. Joining the cast of “Saturday Night Live” in 2012, she’s been a part of  some very memorable project. That List includes “Venture Bros.,” FINDING DORY, GHOSTBUSTERS, THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE, and the upcoming OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY. Soon she’ll be taking our memories of the evil lunch lady to new level. As the titular character Grunhilda in Amblin Entertainment’s THE LUNCH WITCH.


Deadline lists the plot of the film as:

“For generations and generations, the women in her family have stirred up trouble in a big, black pot. Grunhilda inherits her famous ancestors’ recipes and cauldron, but no one believes in magic anymore. Since her only useful skill is cooking up potfuls of foul brew, she finds herself uniquely qualified to hire on as school lunch lady. Grunhilda delights in scaring the kids until she meets a timid little girl named Madison with a big set of glasses who becomes an unlikely friend. Madison needs help at school and at home but helping people goes against everything Grunhilda’s believes in as a witch. Will she stir up trouble with her brood?”

The Lunch Witch - comicsalliance.com
The Lunch Witch – comicsalliance.com

Kate Mckinnon will be teaming up again with the co-director of THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE, Clay Kaytis, who has worked on other animated projects such as FROZEN, TANGLED, and WRECK-IT RALPH. The film, based on the Deb Lucke’s YA novel, will be produced by Michael De Luca.

While always funny, it will be interesting to see what McKinnon does with the character, and what tone the live-action film will be. It will be so very interesting to see just how they pull this exciting project together.  No release date for THE LUNCH WITCH has been given yet, but we’ll be keeping an eye out as the film develops.