Take a look at the trailer for The Kitchen, an upcoming crime drama starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss.
Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle, The Kitchen is set in 1978 Hell’s Kitchen and follows three housewives whose lives take a turn when their mobster husbands are imprisoned. They soon realise the shortcomings of the Irish mafia their families have been a part of, and decided to take matters into their own hands.
It certainly brings to mind Steve McQueen’s Widows, which had Viola Davis leading a group of women after their criminal husbands were out of the picture. This looks quite solid, and a particular good showcase for three leads. Moss is no stranger to darker fare and McCarthy further solidified her dramatic abilities with her Oscar nominated performance in last year’s Can You Ever Forgive Me?, but it’s Haddish who is getting a big change of pace here.
This marks the directorial debut for Oscar-nominated Straight Outta Compton screenwriter Andrea Berloff. The cast also includes Domhnall Gleeson, James Badge Dale, Brian d’Arcy James, Margo Martindale, Common, and Bill Camp.
The Kitchen will hit the US on August 9 and opens in Australian cinemas on August 29.
Official synopsis for The Kitchen:
“The Kitchen” stars Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss as 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.