Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss and Tiffany Haddish Join Mafia in ‘The Kitchen’ Trailer

The first trailer for Warner Bros.’ ‘The Kitchen‘ surfaced online Thursday. Set in the ’70s, the action-packed trailer features three New York City housewives who take matters into their own hands after their husbands are booked by FBI for illegal dealings with the Irish Mafia. The women take over their male partners as terrific Irish mobsters in town. The title of the movie comes from the New York City neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan named Hell’s Kitchen.

Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss play the lead roles of three women Irish mobsters, while Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Camp, Margo Martindale, Common, Brian d’Arcy James and James Badge Dale also join the cast.

The trailer opens up with a bird’s eye view of Hell’s Kitchen in 1978. After giving a glimpse of a bloody murder scene, the trailer introduces the housewife-turned-mobster Kathy Brennan (played by McCarthy) as the helpless mother of two kids. She struggles hard to find a job in a hostile job market. Most of the employers reject her because they don’t want to hire a mother of two kids.

Kathy, who is fed up with the constant rejections, joins hands with Ruby O’Carroll (played by Haddish) and Claire Walsh (played by Moss), who face a similar crisis in their life after the men are arrested. Their husbands have 24 months left in their prison term while the financial burden starts to choke the housewives up. All they have is a promise from the Irish mob bosses that the women will be taken care as long as the men are behind the bars.

When the three women realize that the mob bosses don’t give a damn about their plight, they step into the scene. “They have been telling us forever that we’re never gonna do anything but have babies,” says Kathy in the trailer. She snaps out saying her husband forgot what it means to be a family. “So we remind them,” Ruby replies.

In the next scene, they are seen trading with ruthless gangsters in the town. “I don’t want you to do it. I want you to teach me how to do it,” Claire tells hitman Gabriel (played by Gleeson). Soon, they prove that women can handle a gun and rule the area with it. “Just to be clear, now we run this neighborhood,” declares Kathy. At the end of the trailer, Kathy is counting heaps of money in her apartment. “My God, I lost count again,” says Kathy while Claire smiles.

Written and directed by Andrea Berloff, ‘The Kitchen’ hits theaters on August 9, 2019.

Check out the official trailer for ‘The Kitchen’ below.

Have a look at the intriguing first look poster of ‘The Kitchen’ below.

Cover Image Courtesy: Warner Bros/New Line