Emma Stone and Ralph Fiennes have signed on to star in the next Alexander Payne film, "The Menu." Expect more big names to follow soon.
It's a dark satirical comedy about an unusual culinary event held on an exclusive island. Fiennes will play the world-class chef who sets up the hot-ticket event. (If it's anything like his concierge in "The Grand Budapest Hotel," we're all in.)
Stone will play one of the A-list attendees: Her partner (and the rest of the haute cuisine lovers) has yet to be cast.
The movie was previously described as "a comedic horror-thriller," which sounds like it's going to lean in a "Hannibal"-esque direction.
The script is by Will Tracy (an Emmy winner for "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver") and Seth Reiss ("Late Night with Seth Meyers").
Payne's previous films include "Nebraska", "Sideways" and "The Descendants."