There’s usually plenty of comedy to go around for the likes of the starring line-up Andrea Berloff’s new DC/Vertigo graphic novel adaptation, The Kitchen. Per the official poster and trailer launch on Thursday from New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures, you won’t find a whole lot of laugh-out-loud reasons to take a gander at what entails Berloff’s female-fronted dead body-piling gangster drama led by Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss.
USA Today rolled out a batch of “new look” photos toward several films coming out this year. Andrea Berloff’s The Kitchen stood among the roster as well, host to a new look at our main cast which you can view at the bottom of the page.
Today in news for folks ever roused by living in The Big Apple, principal photography is officially underway as of Friday in New York City’s famed Manhattan subsect, Hell’s Kitchen, for New Line Cinema’s gritty drama, The Kitchen. Oscar nominated Straight Outta Compton scribe Andrea Berloff is directing from her own script based on the Vertigo/DC Entertainment comic book series from creators Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle, and with a September 20, 2019 date stamped from Warner Bros. Pictures.
Starring Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip) and Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), The Kitchen centers on three 1978 Hell’s Kitchen housewives whose mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI. Left with little but a sharp ax to grind, the ladies take the Irish mafia’s matters into their own hands—proving unexpectedly adept at everything from running the rackets to taking out the competition…literally.
Also starring are Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), James Badge Dale (Only the Brave), Brian d’Arcy James (Spotlight), Margo Martindale (The Americans TV series), Oscar winner Common along with fellow Marshall actor Jeremy Bobb, Bill Camp (TV series The Night Of), Alicia Coppola (Showtime series Shameless), John Sharian (True Story) and Myk Watford (Earth to Echo).
Multiple Oscar nominee Michael De Luca (Captain Phillips, Moneyball and The Social Network) and Marcus Viscidi (Rampage) are producing with Maryse Alberti (Creed) serving as director of photography, and with Shane Valentino (Straight Outta Compton) as production designer. Also on board are Oscar-nominated editor Christopher Tellefsen (Moneyball, A Quiet Place) and costume designer Sarah Edwards (upcoming Ocean’s 8, Showtime series Billions).
Comedienne and actress Melissa McCarthy (Tammy, Spy) is taking her craft to a darker, grittier toned setting in The Kitchen, for New Line Cinema and DC Entertainment. As Mike Fleming Jr. over at Deadline notes, Straight Outta Compton scribe Andrea Berloff is setting forth her directorial debut here from her own script based on the 2014 limited series from author Ollie Masters.
Here’s how Vertigo details the narrative:
New York City, late 1970s. Times Square is a haven for sex and drugs. The city teeters on the verge of bankruptcy, while blackouts can strike at any moment. This is the world of THE KITCHEN.
The Irish gangs of Hell’s Kitchen rule the neighborhood, bringing terror to the streets and doing the dirty work for the Italian Mafia. Jimmy Brennan and his crew were the hardest bastards in the Kitchen, but after they’re all put in prison, their wives – Kath, Raven and Angie – decide to keep running their rackets. And once they get a taste of the fast life and easy money, it won’t be easy to stop.
THE KITCHEN takes one of the most popular genres in entertainment and, like The Sopranos, reimagines it for a new generation to present a classic gangster story told from a fresh point of view.
Written by talented newcomer Ollie Masters with stunning art by Ming Doyle (Mara) and killer covers by Becky Cloonan (GOTHAM ACADEMY, Killjoys, DEMO), THE KITCHEN is not to be missed.
The news comes just roughly a year following Berloff’s attachement.
Fellow actress Tiffany Haddish, who broke out in Malcolm D. Lee’s summer road hit, Girls Trip, prior to making history as the first black female stand-up comic to host NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” last November, has already signed onto star. Michael De Luca Productions is producing.