First look photo at The Kitchen reveals a fierce female trio
Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first photo for director Andrea Berloff’s The Kitchen, giving us our first look at Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy, and Tiffany Haddish’s characters in the crime drama. Check out the full photo below (via Collider).
The Kitchen is an adaptation of the DC/Vertigo female-fronted comic book series of the same name. The original series was written by Ollie Masters and illustrated by Becky Cloonan and Ming Doyle. The series takes place in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, in the 1970s and follows the wives of Irish mobsters. Ultimately, the wives step in and take over to start running the business after several men are arrested during a mafia sweep.
The film’s official synopsis is described as follows: 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.
McCarthy (Ghostbusters, The Heat) is set to portray Kathy, an adoring mother who leads the charge for the women to take over the business. Haddish (Girls’ Trip, Night School) will be playing Ruby O’Carroll, a woman willing to kill anyone who gets in her way while Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale, Us) will be playing the role of Claire Walsh, a timid wife of an abusive husband who eventually starts to fall in love with the violence that starts to take over her life.
The cast also includes Domhnall Gleeson (About Time, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Common (Selma,Eve), James Badge Dale (World War Z, Donnybrook), Brian d’Arcy James (Spotlight), Margo Martindale (The Americans), Bill Camp (The Night Of), and Jeremy Bobb (Marshall).
Andrea Berloff will be writing the script for the film and will be making her directorial debut with The Kitchen. She is best known for co-writing Straight Outta Compton. Michael De Luca will be producing the film.
The Kitchen will hit theaters on September 20, 2019.