Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish will star in New Line Cinema and DC’s “The Kitchen,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Haddish’s deal is done, while McCarthy is in final negotiations for the project. Andrea Berloff will make her directorial debut with the female mob story, with a screenplay she wrote based on the 2014 comic book series by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle.
“The Kitchen” will be set in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen in the 1970s and will follow an FBI sweep that catches mob leaders, and while they are under arrest, their mob wives take over to run the business — and it’s more vicious than ever.
McCarthy will next star in “Life of the Party,” which she also wrote and serves as an executive producer on. Her other upcoming projects include “The Happytime Murders” and “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” She is represented by CAA, MGMT Entertainment and Imprint PR.
McCarthy has had a strong relationship with New Line, which distributed 2014’s “Tammy” and will also distribute “Life of the Party” on May 11.
Michael De Luca is producing via is Michael De Luca Productions banner.
Haddish is perhaps best known for her breakout role in “Girls Trip” and will next star in “All Between Us,” the series “The Last O.G.,” “Night School” and “The Oath.” She is represented by APA, Principato-Young and Kovert Creative.
Berloff’s screenplay credits include “Straight Outta Compton,” “Blood Father” and “Sleepless.” She is represented by CAA and Management 360.