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The Script Lab Podcast: Andrea Berloff — Writer/Director of THE KITCHEN (2019)

By Shanee Edwards · August 12, 2019

Writer/director Andrea Berloff was nominated for an Oscar for her 2015 screenplay, Straight Outta Compton. Today I talk to her about her new film The Kitchen, about the wives of New York gangsters in Hell’s Kitchen in the 1970s who continue to operate their husbands’ rackets after they’re locked up in prison. Actors Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish are incredible but the standout performance is from Elisabeth Moss. 

Andrea talks about crafting comic book characters into three-dimensional ones, styling the violence and the unusual reason she didn’t let her actresses go through gun training. 

Take a listen. 

The Kitchen opened August 9. 

Listen to the podcast below.

Shanee Edwards graduated from UCLA Film School with an MFA in Screenwriting and is currently the film critic for She recently won the Next MacGyver television writing competition to create a TV show about a female engineer. Her pilot, Ada and the Machine, is currently in development with America Ferrera’s Take Fountain Productions. You can follow her on Twitter: @ShaneeEdwards

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