The dark thriller starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult as a couple on an exclusive dining experience is set at an exclusive restaurant based on a coastal island where Chef Julian Slowik (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a lavish tasting menu.
Released in cinemas in mid-November, The Menu marks Mylod’s return to directing after his 2011’s ‘What’s Your Number’ and has since gathered $73 million worldwide, with a reported budget of $30 million.
Other cast includes Janet McTeer (Ozark) who plays a food critic, Hong Chau (The Whale) who plays the restaurant’s maitre d’ and John Leguizamo (John Wick) who plays an actor who is past his prime.
The screenplay was written by Seth Reiss, who worked on Late Night with Seth Myers for six years, and Will Tracy, who wrote several episodes of Succession and who worked on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
The Menu is in the running for two awards (Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy for Fiennes and Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy for Taylor-Joy) at the 2023 Golden Globes, which is set to take place next week in California.