Searchlight Pictures today revealed the new poster for The Menu movie, which is scheduled to open in theaters on November 18. The poster carries the tagline: “Painstakingly Prepared. Brilliantly Executed.”
In The Menu, a couple — Margot (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Tyler (Nicholas Hoult) — travel to a coastal island in the Pacific Northwest to eat at an exclusive restaurant, Hawthorn, where the reclusive, globally celebrated Chef Julian Slowik (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a lavish tasting menu for select special guests.
Joining the couple are three young, already inebriated tech bros, Bryce (Rob Yang), Soren (Arturo Castro) and Dave (Mark St. Cyr), and an older wealthy couple and repeat clients, Anne and Richard (Judith Light and Reed Birney).
There’s also renowned restaurant critic Lillian Bloom (Janet McTeer) and her slavish magazine editor Ted (Paul Adelstein), as well as a famous middle-aged movie star (John Leguizamo) with his assistant Felicity (Aimee Carrero).
Hosted by the immaculately dressed front of house staff led by general Elsa (Hong Chau), the evening unfolds with increasing tension at each of the guest tables as secrets are revealed and unexpected courses are served.
With wild and violent events occurring, Slowik’s motivation begins to rattle the diners as it becomes increasingly apparent that his elaborate menu is designed to catalyze to a shocking finale.
The Menu is Mark Mylod’s directorial debut, from a script written by Seth Reiss and Will Tracy.
The crew also includes production designer Ethan Tobman, director of photography Peter Deming, costume designer Amy Westcott, Academy Award-nominated editor Christopher Tellefsen, and casting director Mary Vernieu.
The Menu movie is produced by Hyperobject Industries’ Adam McKay and Betsy Koch. Chef Dominique Crenn is serving as chief technical consultant.
Michael Sledd serves as executive producer and Hyperobject Industries’ Jenna Go serves as associate producer.
“Mark has a keen eye for subversive humor and a sharp visual style that brings to life the acerbic wit of this terrific script written by Seth and Will,” said Searchlight Pictures‘ DanTram Nguyen and Katie Goodson-Thomas previously.
“This project is next level in every sense, and we can’t wait to see what Mark, Hyperobject, and this incredible ensemble and crew serve audiences…”
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.