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The New Line feature is an adaptation of the DC/Vertigo female-fronted crime comic book series of the same name from Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle.
Set in in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, in the 1970s, The Kitchen follows the wives of Irish mobsters who end up taking over and running the business after the FBI does a sweep of the mafia and several men are arrested.
The studio considered multiple actors to star opposite Haddish and McCarthy as the third and final lead, with Moss ultimately winning out.
McCarthy will play an adoring mother who leads the women’s charge to take over the business, while Haddish will portray a woman willing to kill anyone in the way of her plan. Moss will play a timid wife of an abusive husband who falls in love with the violence of her new life.
Straight Outta Compton co-writer Andrea Berloff is making her directorial debut with the movie, which she also wrote.
Michael De Luca is producing The Kitchen, which is set to hit theaters Sept. 20, 2019.
Moss is primarily known for her television work on Mad Men, Top of the Lake and, most recently, her Emmy-winning role on Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, which will soon have its season two debut. She also recently starred in the best foreign-language Oscar nominee The Square and will next be seen in Sony Picture Classics’ The Seagull.
Moss is repped by WME, the U.K.’s Independent and Ribisi Entertainment Group.
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