Deadline is reporting that Melissa McCarthy is finalizing a deal to star alongside Tiffany Haddish in New Line’s adaptation of The Kitchen. The New Line Cinema and DC Entertainment release will be the directorial debut for Straight Outta Compton writer Andrea Berloff, who also wrote the screenplay for the film based on the Vertigo comic book series by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle.
While you might assume this would be a comedy, The Kitchen will be a “gritty drama directed by a female filmmaker, with three strong female leads in the anti-hero roles”. The Vertigo comic book series is an Irish mafia story which is set in Hell’s Kitchen, New York during 1970s and described as the following:
The Irish gangs of Hell’s Kitchen rule the neighborhood, bringing terror to the streets and doing the dirty work for the Italian Mafia. Jimmy Brennan and his crew were the hardest bastards in the Kitchen, but after they’re all put in prison, their wives – Kath, Raven and Angie – decide to keep running their rackets. And once they get a taste of the fast life and easy money, it won’t be easy to stop.
Have you read Vertigo’s The Kitchen? Are you interested in checking out this adaptation? Let us know your thoughts on this news in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for any further updates.
5 Reasons Michael Bay Is The Perfect Director For DC’s ‘Lobo’
One of the most “in development hell” movies from DC has been Lobo. In fall of 2009, Guy Ritchie was attached to the project, but he left in early 2010 to work on other films. Two years later, Brad Peyton was reportedly going to write and direct the film with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson starring as the titular character. However, Johnson was soon after announced as Black Adam. Jason Fuchs had been named the screenwriter in spring of 2016 but there still wasn’t a solid director rumored or announced until a few weeks ago when Michael Bay was revealed to be in talks for the project.
Bay has to be one of the most polarizing directors in the last 25 years and I think the criticisms are valid. You’ve got films like The Rock, Armageddon, Bad Boys and Transformers on one side but then you’ve got some questionable choices in those same franchises as well. But Lobo is something that might be a little different and not the typical Michael Bay experience so there are reasons why this movie might actually work with him at the helm.
Hit Next to check out five reasons Michael Bay is the perfect director for DC’s Lobo!