David Fincher Speaks About Keanu Reeve's Chef Project

December 19, 2008
Source: MTV

Keanu Reeves

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?

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  • Brooke
    Sounds neat, maybe he can pull it off.
  • Raj
    Could be good with fincher at the helm
  • Matt
    By that description, he probably means that stylistically and tonally it's like a sex comedy, but without the sex. Or Something.
  • zeus
    are you sure it's in the freezer , i thought paramount wants to make this first instead of torso and when is 47 ronin going to be made ?
  • Sammie
    I heard Paramount already gave a go to this project. I hope Keanu does 47 Ronin first though, that one sounds AWESOME, although he and Fincher might create a great partnership, both are very offbeat.
  • Jamie
    I'm pretty sure that this is based on "Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain. I remember a few years ago that there was talk about Brad Pitt starring, so something could've changed...
  • Sammie
    Not based in Kitchen Confidential, it's an original script written by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises). It was on 2007's blacklist.
  • Ahem......just dessert.. Smile. (Well, someone had to say it, didn't they?)




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