Anya Taylor-Joy’s new role in horror-comedy The Menu is enough to put you off your breakfast!

Anya Taylor-Joy’s new role in horror–comedy The Menu is enough to put you off your breakfast!

Anya’s new role may put you off your breakfast. 

Taylor-Joy proves she has the acting chops (if not the lamb chops) to match up to double Oscar-winner Ralph Fiennes in The Menu, a forthcoming culinary horror film set in a fancy restaurant on an island (and no, cannibalism is not on the menu).

She plays the girlfriend of a young foodie (Nicholas Hoult) who is brought along for the night and is far from impressed by the pretentiousness of the food — or the violence that follows it.

Something to  sink your teeth into: Anya Taylor-Joy's new role in horror¿comedy The Menu is enough to put you off your breakfast!

Something to  sink your teeth into: Anya Taylor-Joy’s new role in horror–comedy The Menu is enough to put you off your breakfast!

The film was written and directed by the Succession team, and has attracted positive reviews after premiering in Toronto last week.

The horror-comedy currently boasts a strong rating of 91 percent on review-aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes. 

Anya and the rest of the cast were required to stay in character throughout the six-week shoot. 

Two of a kind: The forthcoming culinary horror film set in a fancy restaurant on an island and she plays the girlfriend of a young foodie (Nicholas Hoult) who is brought along for the night

Two of a kind: The forthcoming culinary horror film set in a fancy restaurant on an island and she plays the girlfriend of a young foodie (Nicholas Hoult) who is brought along for the night

The actors playing the kitchen staff — including Fiennes, as sinister Chef Slowik — were trained by Dominique Crenn, the only woman in America to have been awarded three Michelin stars (for her San Francisco restaurant Atelier Crenn). 

A new trailer for the film shows a claque of well-heeled patrons arriving at a mega-upscale eatery on a secluded island for an elaborately curated meal.

But the sinister Chef Slowik has other plans for them after they sit down to their bespoke culinary treats.

The Menu is released in cinemas on November 18.  

Taylor-Joy has just finished filming the new Mad Max prequel, Furiosa, in Australia.

Production on the latest Mad Max instalment Furiosa was shut down in Sydney earlier this month after legendary director George Miller caught Covid.

Daily Mail Australia revealed the production, which has been under way in a number of locations in and around Sydney since June, was suspended for a week with all on-screen filming halted until at least August 15.

Legendary: Taylor-Joy proves she has the acting chops (if not the lamb chops) to match up to double Oscar-winner Ralph Fiennes in The Menu

Legendary: Taylor-Joy proves she has the acting chops (if not the lamb chops) to match up to double Oscar-winner Ralph Fiennes in The Menu

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