Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip) is in talks with New Line Cinema to join the film adaptation of the Vertigo comic The Kitchen.
Characterized as ‘Goodfellas’ meets ‘Mob Wives,'” the eight-issue miniseries by writer Ollie Masters and artist Ming Doyle follows three women in 1970s New York City who are each married to a member of the mafia. When their husbands are sent to prison, the wives step up and take over the family business. The women subsequently discover that not only do they enjoy the work, but that they are also very good at it, which raises the question of what will happen when their husbands are released.
The Kitchen will be executive produced by Sam Brown and Michael Disco for New Line, which, like Vertigo parent company DC Entertainment, is a division of Warner Bros. Straight Outta Compton screenwriter Andrea Berlof will direct and write the script, with Michael De Luca producing. No release date for the film has been announced.
Haddish's last film was the raunchy comedy Girls Trip, and recently hosted Saturday Night Live, making her the first black female comic in the show's history to hold that honor.