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).