American-Argentine-British actress Anya Taylor-Joy is in negotiations to star in Searchlight’s dark comedy movie “The Menu”.
Ralph Fiennes recently closed a deal to also star.
Mark Mylod will direct from a script by Will Tracy and Seth Reiss with Adam McKay producing through his Hyperobject Industries banner along with Betsy Koch.
The movie is a darkly comedic psychological thriller set in the world of eccentric culinary culture, centering around a young couple who visit an exclusive restaurant on a remote island where an acclaimed chef has prepared a lavish tasting menu.
Taylor-Joy will play one-half of the couple while Fiennes is playing the chef.
Fiennes has had busy as of late starting with the Netflix drama “The Dig”, which bowed in January. He follows that up by returning as M in the next James Bond pic “No Time to Die”. The actor is also set to star in the Kingsman prequel “The King’s Man”.
Taylor-Joy has a busy 2021 ahead of her with starring roles in the Viking drama “The Northman”, the untitled David O. Russell movie, and Edgar Wright’s “Last Night In Soho”. She is also set to star in the Mad Max spinoff “Furiosa” in the title role.