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In a summer dominated by comic book movies and tentpole blockbusters, one of the season’s biggest counter-programming plays is “The Kitchen.” The 1970s crime drama from writer-director Andrea Berloff is opening this August from Warner Bros. pictures and promises a more serious-minded alternative to all the mind-numbing spectacle of comic book movies and Disney live-action remakes. Excitingly, “The Kitchen” brings together Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss, and Tiffany Haddish, the latter of which is set to show off her dramatic acting chops for the first time on the big screen.
Based on the first trailer below, “The Kitchen” is more or less a riff on Steve McQueen’s “Widows.” McCarthy, Moss, and Haddish star as the wives of convicted Irish mobsters who are forced to take over the criminal empire in order to ensure their families’ safety. The supporting cast includes Domhnall Gleeson, Common, Bill Camp, Margo Martindale, and James Badge Dale, among others.
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Berloff got her start in Hollywood as the screenwriter behind such titles as Oliver Stone’s “World Trae Center” and F. Gary Gray’s NWA biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” which earned...
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