Watchmen’s Hong Chau cast in Anya Taylor-Joy’s new thriller


The new dark comedy thriller is all set to welcome a beautiful actress named Hong Chau who will be starring opposite Anya Taylor-Joy and Harry Potter’s: “He who must not be named” character Ralph Fiennes in Searchlight’s dark comedy The Menu. HBO’s Succession was a huge success as we know and therefore this movie will be too as Mark Mylod is directing it. Under the banner of Hyperobject Industries, Adam McKay will be producing this film along with Betsy Koch.

The Menu is set in the world of eccentric culinary culture, centering on a young couple who visit an exclusive restaurant on a remote island where an acclaimed chef (played by Fiennes) has prepared a lavish tasting menu along with darkly comedic psychological thrillers. The script is penned down by the prolific names of the industry, Will Tracy and Seth Reiss. Searchlight’s SVP Production DanTram Nguyen and director of production Zahra Phillips will oversee for the studio.

Speaking of Hong Chau, she is best known for her critically acclaimed role in Downsizing and she is reported to be busy recently with the wrapping up the production on Darren Aronofsky’s next film The Whale starring Brendan Fraser. She is currently prepping up for Kelly Reichard’s next film Showing Up and was recently seen in the limited series Watchmen which aired on HBO as well as Amazon’s second season of Homecoming. Seems like she will be capturing our screens throughout the year. She is also repped by ICM Partners.

Meanwhile, Taylor-Joy will next be seen in director Edgar Wright’s fiercely-anticipated Last Night in Soho, which released its debut trailer back in May. Taylor-Joy, the 25-year-old star is fitting the shoes of dazzling ’60s singer Sandy and the story follows her encounter with a young girl named Eloise (Jojo Rabbit’s Thomasin McKenzie) from the future. Here, Eloise comes to learn that ’60s London isn’t anything like what she expected, where time seems to simply melt away. This movie will be hitting the screens in October this year. 

On the other hand, expect The Menu to hit big screens everywhere next year sometime. 


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