Principal photography has began on New Line Cinema’s gritty drama “The Kitchen,” written and directed by Andrea Berloff, who was nominated for an Oscar for the original screenplay for “Straight Outta Compton.”
Based on the Vertigo comic book series from DC Entertainment, the film stars Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids”), Tiffany Haddish (“Girls Trip”) and Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) 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.
“The Kitchen” also stars Domhnall Gleeson (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”), James Badge Dale (“Only the Brave”), Brian d’Arcy James (“Spotlight”), Margo Martindale (TV’s “The Americans”), Oscar winner Common (“Selma,” “Marshall”), Bill Camp (TV’s “The Night Of”), Jeremy Bobb (“Marshall”), Alicia Coppola (TV’s “Shameless”), John Sharian (“True Story”) and Myk Watford (“Earth to Echo”).
Berloff directs from her own screenplay, based on the comic book series created by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle for Vertigo from DC Entertainment. Multiple Oscar nominee Michael De Luca (“Captain Phillips,” “Moneyball” and “The Social Network”) and Marcus Viscidi (“Rampage”) are producing.
Berloff’s creative team includes director of photography Maryse Alberti (“Creed”), production designer Shane Valentino (“Straight Outta Compton”), Oscar-nominated editor Christopher Tellefsen (“Moneyball,” “A Quiet Place”) and costume designer Sarah Edwards (upcoming “Ocean’s 8,” Showtime’s “Billions”).
Principal photography will take place primarily in and around the film’s setting, New York City’s famed Hell’s Kitchen.
A New Line Cinema production, “The Kitchen” is currently set for release in Philippine cinemas September 19, 2019. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.