Man, I really wish I could attend TIFF this year! SO. MANY. GOOD. MOVIES!! I love dark comedies and this one looks as dark and suspenseful as it gets! I saw the teaser a few weeks ago and now we’ve got the full trailer!
Set in the world of high-end culinary culture, a young couple visits an exclusive destination restaurant on a remote island where the acclaimed chef has prepared a lavish tasting menu, along with some shocking surprises.
The cast is c’est délicieux!! Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, Janet McTeer, John Leguizamo and Nicholas Hoult. The director is Mark Mylod who has helmed various high-profile series: Game Of Thrones, Shameless and Succession. The only movie I’ve seen that he directed is the rom-com What’s Your Number? which I could barely remember, ahah, but this one looks something completely different. Per IMDb, back in 2019, Emma Stone was attached to play the lead role with Alexander Payne directing.
I personally am not really a fan of fine dining so the idea of being stuck on an island to be fed by a lavish restaurant like this is NOT my idea of a vacation, ahah. Culinary culture can be extremely intense… and deadly too apparently, especially when you’ve got Voldemort as the cheft, ahah. Ralph Fiennes can be absolutely scary, this harkens back to his Amon Göth days in Schindler’s List [shudder]. The pairing of Hoult and Taylor-Joy is intriguing, though I doubt there’ll be any romantic interludes going on here. Always thrilled to see Janet McTeer who I wish were cast in more movies! Written by Seth Reiss and Will Tracy, the latter has written a couple of episodes of Succession, they sure have a killer ensemble, pun fully intended 😉
This trailer looks scrumptiously creepy and disturbing… it’s got a nightmarish vibe that might put off some people from elegant dining after watching it, ahahaha. I hope the movie turns out to be as good as this preview!