Melissa McCarthy In Talks To Star Alongside Tiffany Haddish in Upcoming Drama THE KITCHEN
According to Deadline, Melissa McCarthy is in talks to star alongside Tiffany Haddish in upcoming New Line & DC film THE KITCHEN. Andrea Berloff is making her directorial debut, along with penning the screenplay for the drama based on the 2014 comic book series by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle for DC's Vertigo.
The film is directed by a female filmmaker, with three strong female leads in the anti-hero roles. THE KITCHEN is an Irish mafia story set in Hell's Kitchen, New York in the 1970's. An FBI sweep catches mob leaders, and while they are under arrest and their criminal enterprise is jeopardized, the MOB WIVES take over. They end up running the illicit business in more VICIOUS fashion than their husbands ever did.
Deadline reports that the deal expands McCarthy's relationship with New Line, which began with the 2014 comedy Tammy and continues with Life of the Party, set for release May 11. McCarthy is also producing Superintelligence and Margie Clause, the latter a holiday musical in which she stars for New Line. She also has coming this year FOX Searchlight's Can You Ever Forgive Me, and the STX film The Happytime Murders.
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