Nicholas Hoult is in final talks to star in dark, psychological horror-comedy film The Menu opposite Anya Taylor-Joy. The film is set to be directed by Mark Mylod, who has previously worked on episodes of critical darlings such as Game of Thrones and Succession. The film will be produced by Searchlight Pictures, the same studio behind award-winning films such as Birdman and The Shape of Water.
The Menu will focus on the world of eccentric culinary culture and tell the tale of a young couple who travel to a remote island for a restaurant with a few unusual specialties on its menu. The script will be penned by Will Tracy and Seth Reiss, and the supporting cast includes Hong Chau and Ralph Fiennes.
As evident in her work on films like The Witch, The Queen’s Gambit and Edgar Wright‘s upcoming psychological horror film Last Night in Soho, Taylor-Joy has fantastic range as a leading actor. Similarly, Hoult proved he has fine comedic chops as psychotic Emperor Peter III in comedy-drama series The Great. He is also no stranger to working on genre projects, with supporting roles in Mad Max: Fury Road and the recent survival thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead.
There is currently no announcement for when the film is due to be released. However, considering the cast and team have such a respectable filmography, The Menu is looking very appetising indeed.