Elisabeth Moss, the star of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, Top of the Lake and AMC's Mad Menhas joined the cast of The Kitchen. Tiffany Haddish was first to sign on for the New Line feature, followed later by Melissa McCarthy.
Published by Vertigo, a DC imprint devoted to more adult fare, The Kitchen takes place in the world of Irish mobsters in New York's Hell's Kitchen circa 1970.
Set in Hell's Kitchen in New York City in the 1970s, The Kitchen is an adaptation of the comic book created by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle that follows three tough mob wives who take over the business after their husbands are arrested during an Federal Bureau of Investigation sweep and jailed. With the criminal organisation in chaos, the wives of the men take over and start to run their illicit business in a much more vicious fashion than they ever did.
Moss will play a character who was abused by her husband and ends up falling in love with the violence of organized crime.
The studio considered multiple actors to star opposite Haddish and McCarthy as the third and final lead, with Moss ultimately winning out. She's won an Emmy Award for her role in The Handmaid's Tale. On the big screen, Moss recently starred in the Oscar-nominated foreign film The Square, and she'll next be seen alongside Annette Bening and Saoirse Ronan in The Seagull.
Straight Outta Compton co-writer Andrea Berloff is making her directorial debut with the movie, which she also wrote. Michael De Luca will be producing the film.
The movie is now scheduled for a September 20, 2019 release.