Kate McKinnon in Talks to Join Danny Boyle-Richard Curtis Comedy (Exclusive)

Saturday Night Live” standout Kate McKinnon is in negotiations to join the cast of Universal and Working Title’s untitled comedy from director Danny Boyle and scribe Richard Curtis, sources tell Variety.If a deal closes, McKinnon would join Lily James and Himesh Patel, who are set to star with Boyle directing and Curtis writing the script.Curtis and Boyle will also produce the film.

Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce alongside Matt Wilkinson and Bernie Bellew.

Nick Angel and Lee Brazier are executive producers.Most plot details are being kept under wraps, but it will be music-themed and set in the 1960s or ’70s.

Details of McKinnon’s character are also currently unknown.Exec VP of production Erik Baiers will oversee the project for Universal.Speculation about Boyle’s next project, now that he’s finished the FX limited series “Trust,” had run rampant recently,

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