Yesterday Deadline revealed in exclusive that the new movie from Oscar-winner Alexander Payne will be a horror comedy entitled The Menu. Emma Stone and Ralph Fiennes have been chosen to star while the rest of the cast is currently being formed.
The movie has been written by Seth Reiss, nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys, and Will Tracy, winner of 3 Primetime Emmys for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014– ). It centers around a young couple who travel to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.
Alexander Payne is an experience filmmaker winner of Oscars for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay for his most popular movies The Descendants (2011) and Sideways (2004). He has also collected an uncountable list of awards and nominations with his films Citizen Ruth (1996), Election (1999), About Schmidt (2002), Nebraska (2013) and the recent Downsizing (2017). A good bunch of social satires always with a good dosage of comedy.
The confirmed cast duo are two popular faces for the big audience. Emma Stone is better known for successful comedies Battle of the Sexes (2017), La La Land (2016), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) or Easy A (2010), besides being the love interest of Spidey in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014). Her big break-through role, and probably for which us horror fans better know her, was Wichita in the zombie flick Zombieland (2009) and is currently filming its long-awaited sequel Zombieland: Double Tap (2019). On the other side, veteran Ralph Fiennes is one of the most respected British actors, having appeared in popular sagas like Harry Potter as Lord Voldemort, 007 – James Bond as M, and many other films like Strange Days (1995), The English Patient (1996), The Avengers (1998), Spider (2002), In Bruges (2008), The Hurt Locker (2008) or The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).
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