'What You Wish For' Trailer: Nick Stahl Stars As A Chef In Hot Water In Twisty New Thriller On May 31

Nicholas Tomnay got some buzz back in 2010 for his twisty thriller “The Perfect Host,” starring David Hyde Pierce as a dinner party host with an appetite for violence. But Tomnay hasn’t made another feature until now, with “What You Wish For.” And, to be expected, it’s another twisty thriller with some culinary flair.

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Tomnay’s latest stars Nick Stahl as Ryan, a talented but troubled chef who skips town to stay with a friend living in Latin America to escape a gambling debt. And Jack, a fellow chef, is living the dream, cooking for the rich and powerful in paradise. But Ryan soon realizes there’s something for more sinister to Jack’s set-up, and soon finds himself in over his head.

Here’s an official synopsis for “What You Wish For,” courtesy of Magnolia Pictures:

Ryan is a talented, down-on-his-luck chef with crushing gambling problems. Circumstances being what they are, he leaves town in a hurry for the safe haven of an unnamed Latin American country where his friend Jack, a more prestigious chef with his own unique troubles, welcomes him into his home. Ryan has no idea how Jack’s able to afford his extravagant lifestyle cooking for the elite in paradise; he doesn’t want to feel envious, yet he can’t help but want this life for himself as well. Soon, a grim twist of fate will give that to him. Ryan assumes his friend’s identity and soon discovers just what Jack’s been doing to maintain the lifestyle he so desperately craved.

Along with Stahl, “What You Wish For” stars Brian Groh, Tamsin Topolski, Randy Vasquez, Penelope Mitchell, and Juan Carlos Messier. Tomnay writes and directs the film, as he did with “The Perfect Host.” Producers include Tomnay, Francesca Silvestri, Kevin Chinoy, Juan Pablo Solano, and Simon Beltran.

“What You Wish For” had screenings at Fantastic Fest, Fantasia Festival, and ScreamFest last year. So how will it do with audiences? Find out when the film hits theaters and VOD on May 31. Watch the trailer for “What You Wish For” below.