Thursday, November 01, 2007

Who Will Play Julia Child?

I grew up watching the real Julia Child on PBS as well as Dan Akroyd as her accident-prone doppelganger on the old, funny Saturday Night Live. I guess it should come as no surprise that we'll soon be treated to a screen version of the iconic, influential celebrity chef, but ya might be surprised at who will be playing her.

Variety is reporting that Meryl Streep (!) will play Child in a film adaptation of the book "Julie & Julia" with Amy Adams as a mastercook wannabe.

Project centers on a frustrated temp secretary who embarks on a yearlong culinary quest to cook all 524 recipes in Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." She chronicles her trials and tribulations in a blog that catches on with the food crowd.

Nora Ephron, who is adapting the screenplay from Julie Powell's book "Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen," is attached to direct.

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