Deadline initially broke the news that Mark Mylod will direct Searchlight Pictures’ (Ready or Not, The Night House) horror-comedy The Menu, which promises to cook up many surprises.
With the announcement came news that Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Last Night in Soho) is starring alongside Ralph Fiennes, while THR adds today that Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies, Mad Max: Road Fury) is in talks to co-star.
“The film is a darkly comedic psychological thriller set in the world of eccentric culinary culture, centering on a young couple (Taylor-Joy and Hoult) who visit an exclusive restaurant on a remote island where an acclaimed chef (Fiennes) has prepared a lavish tasting menu, with some shocking surprises.”
Hoult re-teams with Mylod, who directed HBO’s “Succession”.
The Menu was penned by Will Tracy and Seth Reiss
Adam McKay (The Big Short) is producing The Menu for Searchlight.