Elisabeth Moss is joining New Line’s comic book adaptation of The Kitchen
The Hollywood Reporter says that Elisabeth Moss will be joining Tiffany Haddish and Melissa McCarthy in New Line’s adaptation of The Kitchen. The studio was looking at several actors to star alongside Haddish and McCarthy.
The New Line project 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.
Moss will be playing a timid wife of an abusive husband. She eventually starts to fall in love with the violence that starts to take over her life. She joins Tiffany Haddish, who will be playing a woman willing to kill anyone who gets in her way. Melissa McCarthy will be playing an adoring mother who leads the charge for the women to take over the business.
Andrea Berloff will be writing the script for the film and will be making her directorial debut with The Kitchen. She is most known for co-writing Straight Outta Compton. Michael De Luca will be producing the film.
The Kitchen will hit theaters on September 20, 2019.