Anya Taylor-Joy Will Dine With Ralph Fiennes In Culinary Comedy ‘The Menu’

Anya Taylor-Joy is adding another big time project to a list that already includes Robert Eggers’ The Northman, Mad Max: Fury Road prequel Furiosa, and Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho. Deadline reports she will replace Emma Stone in The Menu, a dark comedy that has Ralph Fiennes attached to star.

You may recall this as a project set up with Alexander Payne a few years ago, but he dropped out and was replaced by Succession director Mark Mylod.  Will Tracy and Seth Reiss penned the script which takes place in the culinary world, centering on a young couple who attend a tasting at an exclusive restaurant on a remote island. Fiennes will play the chef with Taylor-Joy as one half of the dining couple. It’s still unknown who will be joining her.

Taylor-Joy is coming off a red-hot year that saw her in the period dramedy EMMA and win an Emmy for her performance in The Queen’s Gambit.


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