Kate McKinnon and Jemaine Clement Join Warner Bros’ Minecraft Film

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Kate McKinnon, a star of “Barbie” and a veteran of “SNL,” and Jemaine Clement, known for “Flight of the Conchords,” have joined the cast of Jared Hess’ “Minecraft” at Warner Bros. The film, based on the popular video game by Mojang and Legendary, is currently shooting in New Zealand. New Zealand-based production company On the Roam and movie industry heavyweight Warner Bros. are producing the project.

McKinnon and Clement join an ensemble cast that includes Jason Momoa, Jack Black, Danielle Brooks, Emma Myers, Sebastian Eugene Hansen, and Jennifer Coolidge. The screenplay credits for the film are yet to be determined as the story, which takes place deep underground, continues to be developed. Producers on the project include Roy Lee, Jon Berg, Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Jason Momoa, Torfi Frans Olafsson, Vu Bui, and the late Jill Messick.

In addition to Warner Bros. and Legendary, other production companies involved in the project are Vertigo, Mojang/Microsoft, and On the Roam. McKinnon, who won two Emmy Awards for her work on “SNL,” has an impressive list of feature film credits including “Bombshell,” “Yesterday,” “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” “Ghostbusters,” and “Office Christmas Party.” She also played a role in Warner Bros.’ highest-grossing film, “Barbie.” Clement, a native of New Zealand, has appeared in “Avatar: The Way of Water” and is set to star in Sony’s upcoming “Harold & The Purple Crayon.” He is also known for his work on TV shows like “Wellington Paranormal” and “What We Do In The Shadows.”

The addition of McKinnon and Clement to the cast of “Minecraft” further reinforces the high-profile nature of this production. With an experienced and talented ensemble, the film is set to delight fans of the video game and attract new audiences when it hits theaters. The shoot in New Zealand provides the perfect backdrop for the underground adventure, and fans can eagerly anticipate the release of this highly anticipated adaptation.