Powerhouse comedian Leslie Jones is set to star in Universal Picture film Baby Nurse. She will star in the film alongside Colin Jost.

The film will follow a special agent (Jones) assigned to the most humbling undercover role in the history of the FBI.

Saturday Night Live creator and executive producer, Lorne Michaels, will develop and produce the project.

This will be the first comedy to come out of Michaels’ new deal with Universal Pictures.

Jones and Michael’s worked together on the NBC series Saturday Night Live (SNL) where Jones got her start on the sketch comedy series as a writer.  She was then promoted to the cast as a featured player, and made her official debut on the series in 2014.  Jones’ addition to the cast marked the first time in SNL history that the show’s cast included more than one African-American woman (Jones and Sasheer Zamata).

In addition to SNL, Jones had several roles in major films such as Top Five, Trainwreck, and in 2016 she starred in the reboot of Ghostbusters.

We are excited to see Jones back on the big screen!

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