Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish is in talks to star in New Line's adapation of The Kitchen, the Vertigo comic book series by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle. The report comes via Variety, which also says that Haddish is in talks to star in a second pic, Universal's The Temp.
It was revealed back in February that New line was developing The Kitchen, with Straight Outta Compton writer Andrea Berloff set to make her directorial debut. The comic synopsis:
New York City, late 1970s. Times Square is a haven for sex and drugs. The city teeters on the verge of bankruptcy, while blackouts can strike at any moment. This is the world of THE KITCHEN.
The Irish gangs of Hell's Kitchen rule the neighborhood, bringing terror to the streets and doing the dirty work for the Italian Mafia. Jimmy Brennan and his crew were the hardest bastards in the Kitchen, but after they're all put in prison, their wives-Kath, Raven and Angie-decide to keep running their rackets. And once they get a taste of the fast life and easy money, it won't be easy to stop.
The Temp is described as a "female-driven comedy" created by Dana Fox.
All of this, of course, only serves the ultimate goal of increasing Hassish's star power so that we might one day see the adaptation we're all dreaming of: Haddish's Saturday Night Live character Boo Boo Jeffries. Somebody please make that happen.