Netflix will release Daniel Kaluuya’s dystopian drama The kitchen Next year. the get out star co-wrote the screenplay with Joe Murtagh (American animals), and he will also produce the film. Kibwe Tavares, who helped develop the story, is set to direct, along with Michael Fassbender (The Snowman) executive producer.
Here is the synopsis:
The kitchen is set in London in the year 2044, a future where the gap between rich and poor has been pushed to its limits. All forms of social housing were eradicated and London’s working classes were forced to live in temporary accommodation on the outskirts of the city. The Kitchen is the first and largest of its kind, it is the last village in London to be home to residents who refuse to move and leave the place they call home. It is here that we meet Izi, a resident of the kitchen who is desperately trying to find a way out and Benji, 12, who has lost his mother and is looking for a family. We follow our unlikely pair as they fight to survive in a system that’s stacked against them.
Boy TopKane Robinson, also known as rapper Kano, will play Izi. Jedaiah Robinson will play the role of Benji. The kitchen will shoot on location in London and Paris.
“In 2011 I was in my barber shop and there was a guy bragging about smash and grabs – kids doing million pound robberies in a minute, paid £200 to do it “, we read in a press release from Kaluuya. “I saw the potential to open a unique story door to London’s inequality, fatherhood, class, joy, resilience, courage, challenge and caring.”
While Kaluuya is best known for being in front of the camera, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Judas and the black messiahhe was previously a writer on the teen drama series Skins in the 2000s. He was also a cast member with other future breakouts including Dev Patel and Nicolas Hoult.
Kaluuya recently found get out director Jordan Peele for Nopewhich will be released on July 22. He also reprized his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverwhich is scheduled for November.