Hell’s Kitchen, New York City, 1978. The 20 blocks of pawnshops, porn palaces and dive bars between 8th Avenue and the Hudson River owned by the Irish mafia was never the easiest place to live. Or the safest. But for mob wives Kathy, Ruby and Claire – played by Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss – things are about to take a radical, dramatic turn. When their husbands are sent to prison by the FBI the women take business into their own hands, running the rackets and taking out the competition…literally.
Now they run the neighborhood.
The gritty, female-driven mob drama The Kitchen, from New Line Cinema and BRON Creative, is written and directed by Andrea Berloff (and based on the comic book series created for DC Vertigo by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle), who was nominated for an Oscar for Original Screenplay for Straight Outta Compton. The film also stars Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), James Badge Dale (Only the Brave), Brian d’Arcy James (Spotlight), with Emmy Award winner Margo Martindale (TV’s The Americans), Oscar winner Common (Selma, Marshall), and Bill Camp (Vice), with an ensemble cast including Jeremy Bobb (Marshall), E.J. Bonilla (TV’s The Long Road Home), Wayne Duvall (Prisoners), Annabella Sciorra (TV’s Daredevil), Myk Watford (HBO’s True Detective).
The film is produced by multiple Oscar nominee Michael De Luca (Captain Phillips, Moneyball, The Social Network) and Marcus Viscidi (Rampage). Serving as executive producers are Richard Brener, Michael Disco, Dave Neustadter, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth, Elishia Holmes, and Adam Schlagman.
The Kitchen hits theaters on August 9th from Warner Bros. Here is the final trailer and trio of character posters for McCarthy, Haddish and Moss.