Tiffany Haddish, Melissa McCarthy and Elisabeth Moss are New York City crime bosses in the upcoming film “The Kitchen.”
It tells the story of three women who’s mobster husbands are in jail, so they’re forced to take matters into their own hands. The movie takes place in 1978, and it also stars Common, who plays an FBI agent.
In the trailer, that was released on Wednesday, the three women team up after facing financial hardship. McCarthy, for example, is told she isn’t the best candidate for a job because she’s a mother. In another scene, her character is seen struggling to come up with rent money.
“They keep on telling us forever that we’re never going to do anything but have babies,” McCarthy’s character says.
“They didn’t want me in this family anyway,” stated Haddish in another scene.
The film, labeled a drama, is based on the DC Vertigo comic book series, and it’ll show the usual comedic Haddish in a serious role, which she talked about.
“There’s so many layers to women,” she said at CinemaCon in April. “People think she’s just that, or she’s just that, but we’re onions, baby. We make you cry, we make you laugh, we are nutritious, we can kill you. And we’re delicious.”
The three actresses also appeared on an episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday, and Haddish said although it was the first time meeting McCarthy when she got the film, the “Bridesmaids” star has always been a friend in her head.
“I was kind of like stalkerish,” Haddish said about McCarthy before they officially met. “I was like ‘Hi, I want to work with you one day.'”
“The Kitchen,” which opens August 9, was directed by Andrea Berloff, who penned the script for “Straight Outta Compton.”