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Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy eyes new role – set in culinary world

The actress is in negotiations to star in the dark comedy called The Menu, alongside Ralph Fiennes.

Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy eyes new role – set in culinary world

Anya Taylor-Joy attends the premiere of Focus Features' "Emma." at DGA Theater on February 18, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images/AFP)

Anya Taylor-Joy, who became a household name after starring as a chess prodigy in the 2020 Netflix breakout hit Queen’s Gambit, is in talks for her next role. According to Deadline, she’s in negotiations to star in a dark comedy called The Menu.

The movie is described as a darkly comedic psychological thriller set in the world of eccentric culinary culture. It centres on a young couple who visit an exclusive restaurant on a remote island where an acclaimed chef has prepared a lavish tasting menu.

Taylor-Joy is set to play one half of the couple, while Harry Potter star Ralph Fiennes has signed on to play the chef. There's no word yet on who will play Taylor-Joy's other half. 

The film will be directed by Mark Mylod, known for his work on HBO’s Succession.


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The 25-year-old Taylor-Joy will also appear alongside Chris Hemsworth in the Mad Max spin-off Furiosa, where she will play the title role, while Fiennes, who is 58, will next be seen as M in the James Bond film No Time To Die. He will also star in the Kingsman prequel, The King’s Man.

Source: CNA/sr