Women in Film: Berloff, Andrea–to Direct Gangster Film, The Kitchen

Straight Outta Compton Oscar nominated co-writer Andrea Berloff has been hired to direct mob story The Kitchen for New Line.

Berloff will make her feature directing debut from her own script, based on the comic book series by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint.

Berloff was hired for the writing job on The Kitchen after she and Jonathan Herman were nominated for an Oscar Award and Writer’s Guild Award for their Straight Outta Compton screenplay.


The Kitchen is a gangster story about a group of Irish mobsters sent to prison. Their wives take over their jailed spouses’ organized crime operations to become the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in 1970’s Hell’s Kitchen.

Other plot details are being kept under wraps.

In 2006, Berloff made her feature writing debut and wrote the screenplay for the film World Trade Center, directed by Oliver Stone.