'Gritty' Comic Book Adaptation Starring Tiffany Haddish and Melissa McCarthy in the Works

Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish to star in 'The Kitchen' adaptation.

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This is a photo of Melissa Mccarthy.

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Deadline reports that Melissa McCarthy is "finalizing a deal" to join Tiffany Haddish in a comic book film adaptation of The Kitchen.

The DC/Vertigo series follows three mob wives who take over "the business" after their husbands are arrested in Hell's Kitchen, New York during the '70s. And as Deadline notes, the wives end up being more vicious than their husbands.

Andrea Berloff, who co-wrote Straight Outta Compton with Jonathan Herman, wrote the screenplay for The Kitchen and is set to make her directorial debut with the film. The Kitchen originally debuted in 2014 and was written by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle. Now, New Line Cinema and DC Entertainment are bringing it to the big screen.

And so far, they're off to an interesting start with the two actresses. McCarthy and Haddish are known for their strong comedic chops making them an unlikely choice to tackle a gritty drama. But it wouldn't be the first time that a comedian went from funny to vicious. Katey Sagal went from a snarky wife as Married With Children's Peg Bundy to a biker gang boss, Gemma Teller Morrow in Sons of Anarchy. Bryan Cranston also famously went from a lovable TV dad in Malcolm in the Middle to the ruthless Walter White in Breaking Bad. So we're all for McCarthy and Haddish becoming "the one who knocks" as well.

It has yet to be announced who play the third wife in the adaptation. Our suggestion? Leslie Jones.

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