First look at Anya Taylor-Joy & Ralph Fiennes in ‘The Menu’, also starring Nicholas Hoult & Hong Chau. The film centers on a couple who travel to eat at a restaurant where the chef has prepared a menu, with some shocking surprises. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on November 18, 2022. See the new image below.
‘The Menu‘ is described as a black comedy thriller film, directed by Mark Mylod with the script of Seth Reiss and Will Tracy and produced by Adam McKay and Betsy Koch through their production banner Hyperobject Industries.
The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Margot, Nicholas Hoult as Tyler, Ralph Fiennes as Chef Slowik, Hong Chau as Elsa, John Leguizamo as Movie Star, Janet McTeer as Lillian Bloom, Judith Light as Anne, Reed Birney as Ric, Rob Yang as Bryce, Aimee Carrero as Felicity, Paul Adelstein as Lillian’s editor, Arturo Castro as Soren, Mark St. Cyr as Dave, Rebecca Koon as Linda, and Peter Grosz as a sommelier.
Read the ‘The Menu’ official plot synopsis below:
Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult star as a young couple who visit an exclusive restaurant on a remote island to indulge in a lavish tasting menu, prepared by a famed chef (Ralph Fiennes). Yet their appetites are satisfied with some unusual ingredients and shocking surprises. While the full plot of the darkly comedic psychological thriller remains under wraps, there are no doubt enough meaty twists and turns to go around.
In an interview with IndieWire, McKay told that the mission behind his production company, Hyperobject Industries, is to reflect the current muddled state of America. “Our whole company is geared toward the idea that we’re in a fracturing moment,” McKay said. “What does it mean for storytelling?”
Citing his spotlight on the exaggerated wealthy in “Succession” and now “The Menu,” McKay continued, “The key to all of it is income inequality. If we could really solve that, it will solve our political problems and the climate crisis as well. That’s my soapbox.”
‘The Menu’ will hit theaters on November 18, 2022.