Date: 8th June 2021
Anya Taylor-Joy looks to have found her next feature film. She is in negotiations to star in Searchlight's dark comedy The Menu, with Ralph Fiennes recently closing a deal to also star.
Taylor-Joy will play a woman who travels with her boyfriend to an exclusive restaurant on a remote island to sample a serving menu from an acclaimed chef played by Fiennes. Mylod, who has directed episodes of hit HBO series like "Succession" and "Game of Thrones", will direct from a BlackList-selected script by Seth Reiss and Will Tracy. McKay will produce with Betsy Koch through his Hyperobject Industries banner, with DanTram Nguyen and Zahra Phillips overseeing the project for Searchlight.
Will Tracy and Seth Reiss penned the script. Searchlight's SVP Production DanTram Nguyen and director of production Zahra Phillips will oversee for the studio.
Anya Taylor-Joy is expected to be an Emmy contender this year after her performance in the Netflix limited series "The Queen's Gambit" as a chess prodigy who becomes one of the top players in the world while dealing with substance abuse.
Source: Press Release