“Sideways” and “Downsizing” director Alexander Payne has setup the comedic horror-thriller “The Menu” at Gary Sanchez Productions as his next feature. No studio is yet attached.
Set in the world of high-end culinary culture, the story follows a young couple who visits an exclusive destination restaurant on a remote island where an acclaimed chef has prepared a lavish tasting menu, along with some shocking surprises.
Will Tracy (“Succession”) and Seth Reiss penned the script with Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and Betsy Koch producing. While the project will be Payne’s next directing effort, it hasn’t set a production schedule as yet.