Warner Bros. released their first trailer for the live-action adaptation of Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle’s Vertigo Comics series The Kitchen.
Take a look.
They also released a new poster.
The film is directed by Andrea Berloff, who told Entertainment Weekly why she was interested in adapting The Kitchen, “I was excited by the idea of placing women in a position and world in which we don’t normally see them.” She added, “I wanted that excitement of women in a Mob movie to permeate through the casting, so I cast people you wouldn’t expect across the board. If we’re defying stereotypes, let’s defy them all over. Who says women can’t run the Mafia? Who says comedians can’t do drama?”
Actress Melissa McCarthy also spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the film:
“It’s about these individuals instead of the Mafia as an entity. It was more about three people who are put down and held back finally breaking out. There was much more humanity to it, which also made it scarier.”
Berloff did note that while the film was about these three women taking over the Irish Mafia it was much more than that:
“It’s about empowerment — but not just female. Anyone can do anything. Everyone has a beast within them. We shouldn’t be hemmed in by society’s definitions of us.”
Here’s the official description for the film:
““The Kitchen” stars Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” “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 film stars Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss. It also stars Domnhall Gleeson, James Badge Dale, Brian d’Arcy James, Margo Martindale, Common, Bill Camp, Jeremy Bobb, E.J. Bonilla, Wayne Duvall, Annabella Sciorra, and Myk Watford.
The Kitchen is expected to hit theaters on August 9, 2019.