The Kitchen (2019 film)

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The Kitchen
The Kitchen poster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAndrea Berloff
Produced by
Screenplay byAndrea Berloff
Based on
The Kitchen
  • Ollie Masters
  • Ming Doyle
Music byBryce Dessner
CinematographyMaryse Alberti
Edited byChristopher Tellefsen
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • August 9, 2019 (2019-08-09) (United States)
Running time
103 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Kitchen is an upcoming 2019 American crime thriller film written and directed by Andrea Berloff, in her directorial debut. The film is based on the Vertigo comic book miniseries of the same name by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle. The film stars Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss as the wives of Irish mobsters who take over organized crime operations in the 1970s in New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood after the FBI arrests their husbands. The film also features Domhnall Gleeson, James Badge Dale, Brian d'Arcy James, with Margo Martindale, Common, and Bill Camp in supporting roles.

Produced by New Line Cinema, the film is set to be released in the United States by Warner Bros. Pictures on August 9, 2019.


Based on the Vertigo comic book series from DC Entertainment, the film stars Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss as three 1978 Hell's Kitchen housewives whose mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI. Left with little but a sharp ax to grind, the ladies take the Irish mafia's matters into their own hands--proving unexpectedly adept at everything from running the rackets to taking out the competition... literally.


  • Melissa McCarthy as Kathy Brennan, Jimmy’s wife and a devoted mother of two whose initial reluctance to enter the criminal domain is eventually diminished by her deft abilities.[1]
  • Tiffany Haddish as Ruby O'Carroll, Kevin’s wife and an outsider in an Irish community who seeks self-sufficiency once her husband is not around to protect her.
  • Elisabeth Moss as Claire Walsh, Rob's wife who falls in love with the violence of her new life.
  • Domhnall Gleeson as Gabriel O'Malley, an intense Vietnam vet who worked for the neighborhood gangsters as a hitman before skipping town to avoid the police. He returns to settle scores when the wives take over and ends up falling for Claire.
  • Bill Camp as Alfonso Coretti, Maria’s husband and the boss of a Brooklyn Italian crime family.[2]
  • Margo Martindale as "a woman who runs the Irish mob behind the scenes."[2]
  • Common as Gary Silvers, an FBI agent.
  • Brian d'Arcy James as Jimmy Brennan, the husband of Kathy.
  • James Badge Dale as Kevin O'Carroll, the husband of Ruby.
  • Jeremy Bobb as Rob Walsh, the husband of Claire.
  • Alicia Coppola as Maria Coretti, the wife of Alfonso.
  • E.J. Bonilla as Gonzalo Martinez
  • James Ciccone as Joe Goon, hitman for the Coretti crime family
  • John Sharian as Duffy
  • Stephen Singer as Herb Kanfer
  • Brandon Uranowitz as Shmuli Chudakoff



In February 2017, Andrea Berloff signed on to helm an adaptation of The Kitchen, a Vertigo comic book miniseries by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle. Berloff had already been commissioned to write the screenplay for the film adaptation, but she impressed executives at New Line Cinema, the film's production company, with her "edgy and subversive" perspective.[3]


In November 2017, Tiffany Haddish, coming off of a breakthrough performance in Girls Trip, signed on to costar in the film as one of its three main female characters.[4] In February 2018, Melissa McCarthy signed on to costar in the film.[5] In March 2018, Elisabeth Moss joined the cast as the last of the three leads, while Margo Martindale, Bill Camp, and Brian d'Arcy James were also cast in the film.[1][2] In April 2018, Domhnall Gleeson, Common, James Badge Dale, Jeremy Bobb, Myk Watford, and Alicia Coppola joined the cast.[6][7][8] In May 2018, James Ciccone joined the cast.[9]


Principal photography began on May 7, 2018,[10] in New York City, and wrapped in September 2018.[11]


The Kitchen will be released on August 9, 2019, by Warner Bros.[12]


  1. ^ a b Mia Galuppo; Borys Kitt (March 19, 2018). "Elisabeth Moss Joins Tiffany Haddish in Mob Drama The Kitchen (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  2. ^ a b c "Margo Martindale Joins Melissa McCarthy in New Line Crime Drama 'The Kitchen' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  3. ^ "New Line's Female-Driven Mob Story 'The Kitchen' Finds Director (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin (2017-11-15). "Girls Trip Breakout Tiffany Haddish Sets Two Movies With New Line and Universal (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  5. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (2018-02-13). "Melissa McCarthy To Star With Tiffany Haddish In New Line's The Kitchen". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  6. ^ "Domhnall Gleeson in Talks to Join Elisabeth Moss in New Line Crime Drama 'The Kitchen' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  7. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (2018-04-18). "Common in Negotiations & James Badge Dale Set to Join Melissa McCarthy & Tiffany Haddish in The Kitchen". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  8. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (2018-04-27). "Alicia Coppola Cast in DC Film The Kitchen; Devon Bostick Joins Words On Bathroom Walls". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
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  10. ^ "Tiffany Haddish's Comic Book Flick 'The Kitchen' Starts Shooting This May In NYC - Omega Underground". Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  11. ^ "New Line's Comic Book Crime Flick The Kitchen Wraps at the End of September". omegaunderground. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  12. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (February 26, 2018). "Warner Bros. Moves 'The Kitchen' Release Date". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 27, 2018.

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