Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Married to the mob

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It looks like Melissa McCarthy is going to make a dramatic turn in her next film...

Melissa McCarthy is finalizing a deal to star with Tiffany Haddish in The Kitchen, the drama on which Andrea Berloff will make her directorial debut. New Line Cinema and DC Entertainment are making the film, with a screenplay that Straight Outta Compton scribe Berloff wrote based on the 2014 comic book series by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle for DC’s Vertigo. 

The film is an uncommon one for a major studio: a gritty drama directed by a female filmmaker, with three strong female leads in the anti-hero roles. The Kitchen is an Irish mafia story set in Hell’s Kitchen, New York in the 1970s. An FBI sweep catches mob leaders, and while they are under arrest and their criminal enterprise is jeopardized, the mob wives take over. They end up running the illicit business in more vicious fashion than their husbands ever did.

Oh, I'd pay good money to see Melissa McCarthy playing a kickass mob wife. Few ladies can swear and fight as well as she has in past films.

Honestly, listening to her swear in any movie is something that makes me laugh more than most humans ever should.

And I'm okay with that.

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