Tiffany Haddish, Melissa McCarthy, and Elisabeth Moss go to war in the final trailer for The Kitchen. Summer 2019 has been a decidedly mixed bag for Warner Bros. so far, at least as far as the box office is concerned. While the studio's earned a pretty penny on its latest Conjuring film, Annabelle Comes Home, the tentpoles Detective Pikachu and Godzilla: King of the Monsters performed below expectations (but were overall successful), and its sequel Shaft was largely ignored. Fortunately, they may have an ace up their sleeve with August's The Kitchen.
Adapted from the comic book of the same name by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle, The Kitchen revolves around a trio of women (Haddish, McCarthy, and Moss) who are married to members of the Irish mafia circa 1978. When their husbands are arrested and imprisoned by the FBI, the three wives eventually decide to step up and oversee the family business in their absence. As it turns out, however, they're actually quite good at being mobsters... so good, in fact, that their (male) business associates and other members of their organization come to see them as a threat.
With just under a month to go before the film hits theaters, WB has released the second and final trailer for The Kitchen online. You can check it out in the space below.
Much like the previous trailer, the final preview for The Kitchen covers the basics of the film's plot and shows Haddish, McCarthy, and Moss' characters getting the hang of being mobsters much quicker than they expected. It also shines a light on the supporting players brought to life by Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Bill Camp (Molly's Game), and Margo Martindale (Sneaky Pete), and suggests that while some of them will gradually become the wives' allies, others ultimately pose a real danger to them. And of course, the whole thing gets a boost from being set to the tune of The Highwomen's cover of "The Chain" (a Fleetwood Mac song famously featured in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 a couple years back).
"The Chain" also aptly sums up The Kitchen's main conflict - namely, three women are trying to break-up the typically patriarchal mafia's way of handling business. It's a compelling story and one that seems to have been handled well here, between a strong cast that appears to have brought their A-game and Oscar-nominated writer Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton, Blood Father) making her writing-directing debut here. Here's hoping The Kitchen gives WB the late summer hit it's been hoping for when it arrives next month.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures
- The Kitchen (2019) release date: Aug 09, 2019