When we first started reporting on The Menu a few months ago, we were intrigued. We knew it a dark comedy-thriller featuring a one-of-a-kind, very expensive fine dining experience brought to a bunch of foodies by Ralph Fiennes, a brilliant yet authoritarian master chef character. We knew that all would not be quite as it seemed.
The synopsis says:
““A couple (Taylor-Joy and Hoult) travels to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef (Fiennes) has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.”
Young couple Margot and Tyler travel to a remote island to eat at Hawthorne, an exclusive restaurant run by celebrity chef Slowik, who has prepared a lavish molecular gastronomy menu where food is treated as conceptual art, but his approach to cuisine has some shocking surprises for the wealthy guests.
We knew that Taylor-Joy’s character was the one who would be most concerned about whatever is going on. We just didn’t know what the twist was.
Well, the new trailer shows us more and hints at what it may be. Check out The Menu trailer here:
The Menu is produced by Adam McKay (Don’t Look Up) and Betsy Koch through their Hyperobject Industries production house. DanTram Nguyen, Katie Goodson-Thomas, and Zahra Phillips are Execs in for Searchlight Pictures.
The Menu is directed by Mark Mylod (Game of Thrones, Succession) from a screenplay written by Seth Reiss and Will Tracy.
The cast is rounded out by Hong Chau, John Leguizamo, Janet McTeer, Judith Light, Reed Birney, Aimee Carrero, Arturo Castro, and Rob Yang. It was shot in Savannah, Georgia.
The Menu is released in theaters on November 18, 2022.