Anya Taylor-Joy appears to have found her next niche drama hit. The Queen’s Gambit star is moving on from the realm of top-tier competitive chess to that of “eccentric culinary culture” with the upcoming dark comedy thriller series The Menu, according to Deadline. Taylor-Joy is said to play one half a young couple that jets off to a faraway island to indulge in a tasting menu cooked up by a renowned chef, played by Ralph Fiennes. To add further intrigue, several behind-the-scenes players from Succession are involved as well.
If the plot sounds familiar, that’s because casting rumors about the film—which was at one point described as a “Tarantino-esque take on The One-Percent”—have been swirling for years. Taylor-Joy’s role was originally linked to Emma Stone, while Academy Award-winner Alexander Payne (The Descendants, Sideways) was set to direct. The director’s chair seems to have since passed on to Mark Mylod, which sounds promising enough. He’s a producer and frequent director of episodes of Succession.