Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult’s lavish dinner takes a dark turn in The Menu sneak peek

Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult bite off more than they can chew in the trailer for upcoming horror comedy The Menu.

The sneak peek, which was released online on Wednesday but debuted in theaters earlier, shows the 26-year-old Queen’s Gambit star and the 32-year-old Mad Max: Fury Road actor enjoying a lavishly priced meal set of molecular gastronomy in an out-of-the-way restaurant. .

But the fancy dinner takes a sinister turn after celebrity chef Slowik (Ralph Fiennes) appears to have secret plans for his wealthy guests.

Coming up: Anya Taylor-Joy, 26, and Nicholas Hoult, 32, bite off more than they can chew in the trailer for upcoming horror comedy The Menu, which premieres online Wednesday.

Coming up: Anya Taylor-Joy, 26, and Nicholas Hoult, 32, bite off more than they can chew in the trailer for upcoming horror comedy The Menu, which premieres online Wednesday.

Slowik opens the trailer with surprising applause as he welcomes diners.

“Welcome to Hawthorne,” he says dryly. It will be a pleasure to feed you.

Guests are seen walking down a gravel path through the woods towards the restaurant, which is located on a secluded island.

Outside, Tyler (Hoult) smiles excitedly as he is about to enter the restaurant with Margot (Taylor-Joy), who appears to be his girlfriend.

“Tonight is going to be magical,” he says dreamily.

Dark: They play Margot and Tyler, a couple enjoying a lavish molecular gastronomy prix fixe meal at a secluded restaurant.  But the fancy dinner takes a sinister tone after celebrity chef Slowik (Ralph Fiennes) appears to have secret plans for his wealthy guests.

Dark: They play Margot and Tyler, a couple enjoying a lavish molecular gastronomy prix fixe meal at a secluded restaurant. But the fancy dinner takes a sinister tone after celebrity chef Slowik (Ralph Fiennes) appears to have secret plans for his wealthy guests.

Hidden: Slowik opens the trailer with surprising applause.

Hidden: Slowik opens the trailer with surprising applause. “Welcome to Hawthorne,” he says. It will be a pleasure to feed you. Guests are seen walking down a gravel path through the woods towards the restaurant, which is located on a secluded island.

Dream date: Outside, Tyler (Hoult) smiles excitedly as he is about to enter the restaurant with Margot (Taylor-Joy), who appears to be his girlfriend.  'Tonight will be magical', he says

Dream date: Outside, Tyler (Hoult) smiles excitedly as he is about to enter the restaurant with Margot (Taylor-Joy), who appears to be his girlfriend. ‘Tonight will be magical’, he says

The trailer includes a healthy dose of close-up food porn, as Slowik informs his guests that they will be digesting “fat, salt, protein, and sometimes entire ecosystems.”

We are eating the ocean! one of the diners, played by Ozark’s Janet McTeer, gets excited.

But Margot isn’t too keen on the incredibly dainty but minuscule portions.

‘You’re crying?’ she asks in disbelief as Tyler wipes away his tears after taking a bite of the fancy meal.

“I just find it all very moving,” he replies, before snapping a photo of his plate.

Appetizing: The trailer includes a good dose of close-up porn food

Appetizing: The trailer includes a good dose of close-up porn food

Voracious: Slowik informs his guests that they will digest

Voracious: Slowik informs his guests that they will be digesting “fat, salt, protein, and sometimes entire ecosystems.”

On the moon: 'We are eating the ocean!'  enthuses one of the diners, played by Ozark's Janet McTeer

On the moon: ‘We are eating the ocean!’ enthuses one of the diners, played by Ozark’s Janet McTeer

Unblinking: But Margot isn't all that excited about the incredibly delicate yet miniscule portions.  'You're crying?'  she asks in disbelief as Tyler wipes away his tears after taking a bite of food.

Unblinking: But Margot isn’t all that excited about the incredibly delicate yet miniscule portions. ‘You’re crying?’ she asks in disbelief as Tyler wipes away his tears after taking a bite of food.

For the 'Gram: 'I just find it all very moving,' he replies, before snapping a photo of his plate.

For the ‘Gram: ‘I just find it all very moving,’ he replies, before snapping a photo of his plate.

‘So, is it okay that I’m not as into this as you are?’ She continues.

But in the next scene, Slowik pulls her away from the rest of the diners, warning her, “You shouldn’t be here tonight.”

He appears to have designs for guests, although his goals are not explicitly stated.

‘You, my dear guests, are not the common man. It isn’t true? he continues.

It’s clear something has gone wrong when all the guests are lined up outside and one breaks out and starts running into the woods, only to be chased by a group of cooks and waiters.

Stay in the mud: 'So it's okay that I'm not as into this as you are?'  She continues

Stay in the mud: ‘So it’s okay that I’m not as into this as you are?’ She continues

Uh oh: But in the next scene, Slowik pulls her away from the rest of the diners and warns her:

Uh oh: But in the next scene, Slowik pulls her away from the rest of the diners and warns her, “You shouldn’t be here tonight.”

On the Run: It's clear something has gone wrong when all the guests are lined up outside and one breaks out and starts running into the woods, only to be chased by a group of cooks and servers.

On the Run: It’s clear something has gone wrong when all the guests are lined up outside and one breaks out and starts running into the woods, only to be chased by a group of cooks and servers.

The trailer ends with a montage of violence and anguished faces, but Tyler breaks the tension with some comic relief when he asks Slowik if it tastes like ‘bergamot’ in the drink he’s trying.

“Yes, it is,” the exasperated chef replies.

The Menu is directed by Mark Mylod, a veteran television director who serves as an executive producer on Succession.

Hong Chau, Judith Light, John Leguizamo and Arturo Castro also appear in the film, which opens in theaters on November 18.

Bad Timing: The trailer ends with a montage of violence and anguished faces, but Tyler breaks the tension with some comic relief when he asks Slowik if it tastes like 'bergamot' in the drink he's trying.

Bad Timing: The trailer ends with a montage of violence and anguished faces, but Tyler breaks the tension with some comic relief when he asks Slowik if it tastes like ‘bergamot’ in the drink he’s trying.

Annoyed: 'Yes, it is,' exasperated chef replies

Annoyed: ‘Yes, it is,’ exasperated chef replies

Cast cast: Hong Chau, Judith Light, John Leguizamo and Arturo Castro also appear in the film, which opens in theaters on November 18.

Cast cast: Hong Chau, Judith Light, John Leguizamo and Arturo Castro also appear in the film, which opens in theaters on November 18.

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