Kitchen Mob Film Casts Elisabeth Moss and Tiffany Haddish

Is crime a good line of work for women? Elisabeth Moss and Tiffany Haddish join Melissa McCarthy's mob in New Line’s The Kitchen.

“What gives men the right to think that they know what’s best for women more than women do,”asks one of the toughest Irish mafia enforcers in DC Entertainment’s Vertigo comics series The Kitchen. “You really think that’s our fuckin’ choice to make?” Elisabeth Moss will join long-time standup comedian Tiffany Haddish and versatile comic actor Melissa McCarthy in New Line Cinema’s adaptation of the empowering crime series The Kitchen, Variety reported.

The Kitchen Comic

The Kitchen is being written and directed by Andrea Berloff, who wrote Straight Outta Compton. The Vertigo Comics series comic comes from Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle, and featured an all-female art team. Drawn by Ming Doyle and Jordie Bellaire with cover art Becky Cloonan, The Kitchen was published in 2014.

The Kitchen told the story of mob wives Raven, Kathy, and Angie who rule their husbands’ Hell’s Kitchen territory while their husbands are in jail. They get help from their mentor Tommy, an enforcer.  The women end up running the neighborhood more viciously than their husbands ever did. When their husbands get out of prison, women are not going back to the kitchen. The film is being described as gritty.

The Kitchen Casting

The Kitchen will star Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss and long-time standup comedian Tiffany Haddish. McCarthy will play a loving mother who can take any heat from any appliance in any kitchen. McCarthy, who took heat in the 2016 female comic actor remake of Ghosbusters, most recently starred in the comedy Life of the Party, which was co-written and directed by her husband Ben Falcone. She also stars in STXfilms’ upcoming comedy The Happytime Murders. She was featured on the Gilmore girls before breaking out in Paul Feig’s Bridesmaids. Haddish plays as ruthless a mug as any classic gangster, willing to whack anyone who might muck up works. Moss starts out traumatized and timid, after years of abuse from her husband. She finds joy and renewal in the violence of her new job.

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McCarthy, who took heat in the 2016 female comic actor remake of Ghosbusters, most recently starred in the comedy Life of the Party, which was co-written and directed by her husband Ben Falcone. She also stars in STXfilms’ upcoming comedy The Happytime Murders. She was featured on the Gilmore girls before breaking out in Paul Feig’s Bridesmaids.

The Kitchen Release Date

The Kitchen is set to hit theaters Sept. 20, 2019.