Mob wives strike back in the new trailer for The Kitchen

When the plot synopsis for Andrea Berloff’s new crime picture The Kitchen first dropped in 2017, it sounded pretty good: Tiffany Haddish, Melissa McCarthy, and Elisabeth Moss would play mob wives taking over the dirty business after their husbands get thrown in the slammer, gradually incurring the wrath of the competition.

Widows, but a comedy? Two tickets, please! Except that the trailer, unveiled just this morning, suggests things won’t be that simple.

The Kitchen is most assuredly not a comedy, playing straight the same premise previously explored by Steve McQueen last fall, as our heroines overcome the odds and societal gender stereotypes to run with the big boys. Facing chauvinism, a squeeze on their personal finances, and gun barrels from both sides of the law, they’ve got no choice but to toughen up and face the world.

With some assistance from the men they allow into their orbit – Domhnall Gleeson appears to be some sleazy small-time crook, giving Moss’ character a helping hand – they formulate a plot to rip off the alpha dogs and get theirs. Of course, men like this don’t usually appreciate having their money stolen, and they won’t hesitate to hurt a woman just because of her gender.

The trailer emphasizes the film’s roots in the world of comics, having been born as a series for indie publisher Vertigo. Strange to see Moss snappin’ necks and cashin’ checks – as strange as it is to see Haddish keeping a straight face for an entire feature run time – but if it worked for McQueen, there’s no reason it won’t work here.

The Kitchen comes to cinemas in the US on 9 August, then the UK on 20 September.

The post Mob wives strike back in the new trailer for The Kitchen appeared first on Little White Lies.

Related post

The Lion King
Peek into the UK’s secret ...
Diary of a first-time-filmmaker: Part 3 – Production
The subversive fantasy of Catherine Breillat’...
Loading...
Populer Post
How Much Do You Really Know About ...

Jul 16, 2019

16 Couples From

Jul 16, 2019

Jul 16, 2019

Prime Day deals: Surface Pro, Apple Watch, ...

Jul 16, 2019

I Grew Up In A City Where ...

Jul 16, 2019

The Sights, Sounds And Realities That Only ...

Jul 16, 2019

The Lion King

Jul 16, 2019

Ever wanted a personal air conditioner? This ...

Jul 16, 2019

'Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein' and the death ...

Jul 16, 2019

N26 announces N26 You, a revamped premium ...

Jul 16, 2019

We Asked Young People Why They're Dropping ...

Jul 16, 2019

Facebook will defend Libra before the Congress ...

Jul 16, 2019

Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert's 'Stranger Things 3...

Jul 16, 2019

India’s budget hotel startup Oyo enters ...

Jul 16, 2019

Snap turns to search giant Baidu to ...

Jul 16, 2019

Raisin picks up $28M backing from Goldman ...

Jul 16, 2019

You're Only A Real Adult If You ...

Jul 16, 2019

What's The Cringiest Thing You’ve Witnessed ...

Jul 16, 2019

Your Taste Preferences Will Tell Us What ...

Jul 16, 2019

31 Memes About The Area 51 Raid That Even ...

Jul 16, 2019

George Conway Says He’s Changed His ...

Jul 16, 2019

Most People Can't Identify 12 Classic Movie Stars ...

Jul 16, 2019

Six Key Takeaways From Missy Elliott's Marie ...

Jul 16, 2019

New Rule Bans Taxpayer-Funded Clinics From Referring ...

Jul 16, 2019

Trump’s EPA Picked Science Advisers By ...

Jul 16, 2019

These Tweets Prove That It's Practically Halloween ...

Jul 16, 2019

I'm Cackling At These Celeb Photos With ...

Jul 16, 2019

I Figured Out

Jul 16, 2019

These Vintage Summer Camp Pictures Are Too ...

Jul 16, 2019

Fox News’ Shepard Smith Slams Trump’s ‘...

Jul 16, 2019

Ex-ICE Chief Thought About ‘Beating’ Congressman During ...

Jul 16, 2019

These Behind-The-Scenes Shots Of The Void In

Jul 16, 2019

Rep. Ilhan Omar Has Been A U....

Jul 16, 2019

Trump Continues To Show He’s Racist

Jul 16, 2019