Tiffany Haddish Snags Lead Roles In 2 New Films
More good news for “Girls Trip” breakout star Tiffany Haddish. Fresh off of making Saturday Night Live history as the first black female stand-up comedian to host, according to reports she’s landed lead roles in two new projects.
She’s is in talks to join the ensemble of New Line’s “The Kitchen.” This will be the directorial debut for “Straight Outta Compton” screenwriter Andrea Berloff, who is also writing the script.
The film is based on the comic book series by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle for Vertigo from DC Entertainment. The series, which has gained a cult following is an Irish mafia story set in Hell’s Kitchen, N.Y., in the 1970s. When the FBI comes in and does a sweep of the mob, several men are arrested. Their wives end up taking over and running the business much more viciously than the men ever did.
Haddish will also star in Universal’s “The Temp,” which is set to be produced by Will Packer, who also produced “Girls Trip.” Dana Fox will write the female-driven comedy. Fox will produce alongside Packer who will produce through his Universal-based Will Packer Productions.
Haddish has a new few projects coming up including TBS’ “The Last OG” with Tracy Morgan which will be released in 2018 and Universal’s “Night School” opposite Kevin Hart.