David Fincher Speaks About Keanu Reeve's Chef Project
Nearly a month back we ran a rumor about a Keanu Reeves project called Chef that David Fincher was interested in directing. All we knew were the names and the title, not even a synopsis, but it sounded like it could be pretty cool. Well MTV finally caught up with Fincher and made sure to bring up Chef and actually got a quirky answer our of him. "It's good and chewy," Fincher says. "It's like a celibate sex comedy if that means anything. It's really about the creative process. It's truly an aromatic art-form, making food. I love that idea. And I love Keanu's passion for that world." All that does is confuse things even more.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but what I think Fincher means by a "celibate sex comedy" is something along the lines of someone who wants to have sex and is surrounded by sex, but can't? So maybe Keanu Reeves is a chef who wants to cook, but can't, for some reason? Or even vice versa? Although Fincher didn't really say much, these statements did give me enough to imagine a crazy Fincher comedy in the vein of Fight Club but with a quirky chef instead. I'm liking this project the more I hear and I hope it actually gets off the ground. Unfortunately it sounds like it'll stay in the freezer a bit longer, despite all this early buzz. Thoughts?