With The Kitchen, Andrea Berloff makes her directorial debut for Warner Bros. and New Line. Berloff has previously found success penning screenplays for Straight Outta Compton and World Trade Center, but this is the first time she’s stepped behind the camera, and what a project she’s chosen to break in (and out) with.
It’s hard to imagine how anyone could go wrong with this feature film, given the source material. The Kitchen is an incredible 2015 comic book series from Vertigo by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle, with the story revolving around three mob wives – Kath, Raven, and Angie – who take over their imprisoned husbands’ organized crime business back in the scorching ’70s. It turns out they’re really, really good at running rackets. Maybe too good.
In the movie version of The Kitchen, this trio of female “goodfellas” are played by Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip) and Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), with Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) appearing as Gabriel O’Malley, a Vietnam vet-turned-hitman who proves to be very supportive of the ladies’ new venture.
The movie also stars James Badge Dale (Only The Brave), Common (Selma), Bill Camp (The Night Of) and Annabella Sciorra (Daredevil).
Watch the first trailer below:
The Kitchen will be released on September 20th.