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‘The Menu’ Filmmakers Share Ingredients of Dining Thriller

This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows Ralph Fiennes, center, in a scene from the film "The Menu." (Eric Zachanowich/Searchlight Pictures via AP)
This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows Ralph Fiennes, center, in a scene from the film "The Menu." (Eric Zachanowich/Searchlight Pictures via AP)

Los Angeles (AP) -- A group of 11 diners gather one evening on a private island in the Pacific Northwest for a once-in-a-lifetime meal from a renowned chef in the new thriller “ The Menu.”

At $1,200 a head, it promises to be a singular experience, but no one, not the movie star, the tech bros, the foodie fanboy, the food critic, the wealthy regulars, nor the wild card date, is ready for just how intense, and dangerous, things will get as the meal unfolds under the direction of Ralph Fiennes brilliant and tortured Chef Slowik.