Warner Bros. has released the first image for the upcoming film based on The Kitchen, the Vertigo comics miniseries about three mobster housewives in the late '70s who decide to take over organized crime operations in Hell’s Kitchen when their husbands are sent to prison by the FBI.
The newly released, official synopsis for the film reads:
"The Kitchen stars Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy (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 also stars Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), James Badge Dale (Only the Brave), Brian d’Arcy James (Spotlight), with Margo Martindale (TV’s The Americans), Oscar winner Common (Selma, Marshall), and Bill Camp (TV’s The Night Of); along with Jeremy Bobb (Marshall), E.J. Bonilla (TV’s The Long Road Home), Wayne Duvall (Prisoners), Annabella Sciorra (TV’s Daredevil), Myk Watford."
The movie is written and directed by Andrea Berloff (Straight Out of Compton), who adapted her screenplay from the Vertigo series, created by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle, in her directorial debut produced by Michael De Luca and Marcus Viscidi. Principal photography will take place primarily in and around the film’s setting, the iconic Hell’s Kitchen.
A New Line Cinema production, The Kitchen is currently set for release on Sept.20, 2019.