Kate McKinnon Joins Searchlight’s Sci-Fi Epic “In the Blink of An Eye”

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Kate McKinnon at "The Spy Who Dumped Me" film premiere in 2018. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shutterstock (9770242ci)

Kate McKinnon has been shifting her focus to the big screen since leaving Saturday Night Live, and she just landed a role in another promising movie. The SNL alum will play one of the lead roles in Searchlight’s sic-fi epic In the Blink of An Eye.

In the Blink of An Eye tackle the nature of life, love, hope, and connection by exploring three storylines, spanning thousands of years. Searchlight is yet to share further details about this project, based on the script by Colby Day.

The Pixar veteran Andrew Stanton, who won two Oscars for his work on Finding Nemo and WALL-E is on board as a director. Disney’s John Carter from 2012 is currently his only attempt at directing a live-action movie, but he directed episodes of Stranger Things, Legion, and Better Call Saul.

McKinnon has been busy exploring new creative endeavors since ending her historic Saturday Night Live run last season. She’s one of the show’s longest-tenured female cast members in the show’s history, and she won two Emmys for her work over the years.

McKinnon most recently starred in Judd Apatow’s The Bubble for Netflix last year, and we’ll soon get to see her in Barbie alongside Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.