Anya Taylor-Joy joins Ralph Fiennes to star in horror-comedy “The Menu”

Anya Taylor-Joy joins Ralph Fiennes to star in horror-comedy "The Menu"
Anya Taylor-Joy in Split (2016). Photo © 2016 - Universal Pictures

That Anya Taylor-Joy is one of the most interesting actresses of her generation is something we already knew. Since her debut on the big screen with Robert EggersThe Witch (2015), she has been linking one astonishing performance after another in a collection of interesting films. She was the star in Luke Scott’s horror and science-fiction Morgan (2016), worked with M. Night Shyamalan in mystery thrillers Split (2016) and its sequel Glass (2019), was one of the big names in the failed The New Mutants (2020), and has participated in other worth-mention titles like Thoroughbreds (2017), Marrowbone (2017), Radioactive (2019), and the hit Netflix TV series The Queen’s Gambit (2020).

And her near future looks as bright as her past. This year she participates in one of the most anticipated movies coming out this fall, Edgar Wright’s horror mystery Last Night in Soho (2021), and she is already working in the new Robert Eggers movie The Northman (2022) and signed to play Furiosa in the upcoming George Miller’s Mad Max spin-off. Now we have learned via Deadline that she has signed to star in horror-comedy The Menu.

To be directed by Mark Mylod, Primetime Emmy Awards winner thanks to the TV series Succession (2018– ) and one of the directors of Game of Thrones (2011–2019), The Menu will center on 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.

Anya Taylor-Joy will play one of the halves of the young coupe while Ralph Fiennes, the infamous Lord Voldemort in the cinematographic Harry Potter series, is the chef.

The Menu is called to be a darkly comedic psychological thriller set in the world of eccentric culinary culture. Will Tracy and Seth Reiss, who have a wide television experience, are the authors of the screenplay. Adam McKay, the producer of The Other Guys (2010), Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013), and the Oscar-winner Vice (2018), is producing.

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