Gwyneth Paltrow Ready to Mix 'Blood, Bones & Butter' Food Memoir
Though Gwyneth Paltrow may have missed out on the shawarma at the end of The Avengers, the actress is about to make up for the missed meal by starring in an adaptation of a foodie memoir. THR reports that everyone's favorite Pepper Potts is in discussions to star in Blood, Bones & Butter, an indie based on chef Gabrielle Hamilton's book. Paltrow would play Hamilton, a woman who grew up the youngest of five siblings with a French mother and a father who built sets for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, and the story chronicles her unlikely path to becoming a chef who owns a NYC restaurant. Read on!
Blood, Bones & Butter is being called similar to Julie & Julia, Nora Ephron's 2009 Meryl Streep/Amy Adams comedy about a blogger working through the cookbook of renowned chef Julia Childs. Considering Paltrow's background and knowledge on the subject of cooking - she has a cookbook of her own - this casting seems pretty spot-on, though the subject matter doesn't exactly sound appetizing to me. Adaptations of food memoirs can be pretty spotty, and for every Julie & Julia, there's an Eat, Pray, Love waiting around the corner. No writer or director is attached yet, but Paltrow is clearly passionate about the subject so we'll see if she can pull some strings and lock down some good talent here after filming wraps up on Iron Man 3.