Tiffany Haddish, Melissa McCarthy and Elisabeth Moss are married to the mob and fall into dangerous territory when they decide to take matters into their own hand in the first trailer for Warner Bros.’ “The Kitchen,” which debuted at CinemaCon on Tuesday.
In the trailer, the three women play wives of top New York gangsters, who continue to operate their husbands’ rackets after their men get locked up in prison.
“Just to be clear,” McCarthy says in the trailer. “Now, we run this neighborhood.”
After debuting the footage, director Andrea Berloff took the stage with Haddish and McCarthy, and explained that she wanted to direct the mob drama because she was ready to show women in a world that we don’t often see them in.
What drew Haddish to the project, she explained on stage, is that the movie depicts women’s complexities: “There are so many layers to women, people think she’s just that, or she’s just that, but we’re onions baby! We make you cry, we make you laugh, we are nutritious, we can kill you! And we’re delicious!”
Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Coppola, James Badge Dale, Margo Martindale, Common, Brian d’Arcy James and Bill Camp also co-star. Berloff adapted the screenplay based on the comic by Ollie Masters, and she’s also making her directorial debut on the film. Berloff is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter for “Straight Outta Compton,” and she also wrote “World Trade Center,” “Blood Father,” “Sleepless” and the upcoming “The Legend of Conan.”
New Line Cinema and DC are releasing “The Kitchen” on Aug. 9.