The Kitchen featurette takes over the neighborhood
Warner Bros. Pictures has released a brand new featurette for director Andrea Berloff’s upcoming crime drama The Kitchen, highlighting the importance of the film’s location to the storytelling. Starring Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish, you can check out video below. (via Fandango)
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.
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.
Melissa McCarthy (Ghostbusters, The Heat) is set to portray Kathy, an adoring mother who leads the charge for the women to take over the business. Tiffany Haddish (Girls’ Trip, Night School) will be playing Ruby O’Carroll, a woman willing to kill anyone who gets in her way while Elisabeth 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 film will hit the theaters on August 9.