‘The Kitchen’ Filmmaker Andrea Berloff on How She Knew She Was Ready to Direct

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‘The Kitchen’ Filmmaker Andrea Berloff on How She Knew She Was Ready to Direct
Andrea Berloff brought the horror and trauma of the 9/11 terrorist attack to the silver screen in 2006 as the writer behind “World Trade Center,” starring Nicolas Cage and Michael Peña. In 2015, she showcased N.W.A’s rise to success in “Straight Outta Compton,” earning an original-screenplay Oscar nomination and striking a cultural chord in the hip-hop community and beyond. Most recently, she made her directorial debut with “The Kitchen,” featuring Elisabeth Moss, Tiffany Haddish and Melissa McCarthy as 1970s housewives who become mobsters after their gangster husbands get locked up.

What were you most scared of when you wrote “World Trade Center”?

I had to adhere to the truth of what happened to the two men that I was working with. I think more than anything, when I set out to tell a true story, the position is “Motto: First do no harm.” When you’re working with real people
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