Kate McKinnon stood out from the SNL crowd through her eccentric characters, and she was already on many dream castings for the all-female Ghostbusters movie before it was made official. Jillian Bell was the unexpected surprise comedic force in 22 Jump Street, and Ilana Glazer is crushing the comedic space on her hit Comedy Central show Broad City. By some miracle of fate or circumstance, all three will appear together in the same movie.
According to THR, the trio will join Scarlett Johansson and Zoe Kravitz in the tentatively titled R-rated comedy Rock That Body, and the creative side is looking equally appealing. Broad City vets Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello are co-writing the film, while Down will also star and Aniello will also direct.
Based on the brief plot description that we have, Rock That Body is looking to like an all-female version of The Hangover — the story centers on five friends who gather for a wild and crazy bachelorette weekend-long party at a beach house in Miami but — spoiler alert — things get out of hand. One would assume Johansson, McKinnon, Bell, Glazer, and Kravitz are playing the five friends, though Sony has yet to announce a formal cast roster.
This casting update comes after Bell and McKinnon were revealed to be starring in a movie with Emma Stone called Women in Business, about two competitive women who are hire another woman off Craigslist to be their intern while on a business trip in Canada. Meanwhile, the SNL funny gal is already starring in the Ghostbusters reboot, which features Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. All in all, things are going pritty, pritty well for McKinnon.
Filming on Rock That Body is expected to start in late August.