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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Screenwriter Andrea Berloff speaks at the Ninth Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party Co-hosted by Perrier-Jouët on February 26, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images for Perrier-Jouet)

The Kitchen (Sept. 20)

The Plot: The wives of three incarcerated New York mobsters decide to take over their husbands’ businesses.

A movie starring Oscar-nominee Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss playing 1970s New York mobster wives? Sign me up.

The Kitchen is the directorial debut of Andrea Berloff, who wrote the script for Straight Outta Compton, and is an adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name by Ollie Masters. The movie is being described as a comedic take on Widows, the Steve McQueen heist thriller released last year, and as someone who thoroughly enjoyed that film, I’m ready to see this trio of women band together to become mob queens.

McCarthy has been killing it over the years, with her recent turn as disgraced author Lee Israel in Marielle Heller’s Can You Ever Forgive Me showing the actress’ ability to be simultaneously comedic and dramatic (and she really flourishes when a woman is helming the feature, too).

Haddish hasn’t had a role on par with her scene-stealing performance in Girls’ Trip, so it’ll be wonderful to see what she does in this feature. And Moss is fantastic in everything, so watching her rule a racketeering operation should be no different than her work on The Handmaid’s Tale (okay, that might be a lie).