Elisabeth Moss will join Tiffany Haddish and Melissa McCarthy in New Line’s adaption of the comic book series The Kitchen. Moss, who is best known for her work on Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and AMC’s Mad Men, reportedly won the role after a lengthy casting process.
The Kitchen comic book series was created by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle. Set in Hell’s Kitchen, New York in the ’70s, the series follows several women whose lives take a criminal turn when their mobster husbands are arrested by the FBI.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, McCarthy will play the part of a doting mother who is eager to take over the business, while Haddish’s character is prepared to kill anyone who stands in her way. Moss’ role is that of an abused wife who finds herself enjoying the life of a mafia queen more than she expected.
The movie will be directed by Straight Outta Compton co-writer Andrea Berloff, in her directorial debut. Berloff wrote the script, which will be produced by Michael De Luca.
Moss recently won an Emmy for The Handmaid’s Tale, the second season of which will be available on the streaming service at the end of April. No release information is currently available for The Kitchen at this time.
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