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Lasse Hallstrom Taking a 'Hundred-Foot Journey' with Helen Mirren

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June 3, 2013

Hundred-Foot Journey

Director Lasse Hallstrom ventured into somewhat generic territory with the Nicholas Sparks adaptation Safe Haven (though I've heard there's a rather shocking ending for this kind of story), but now he's taking on something that sounds interesting and original. Deadline has word that the What's Eating Gilbert Grape? director has been hired by DreamWorks to adapt The Hundred-Foot Journey, based on Richard C. Morais' novel of the same name. In addition, Helen Mirren is being lined up to take the lead role in a story that sounds a bit like Romeo & Juliet meets Harold and Maude set in the restaurant world. Read on!

The story follows the rivalry between an Indian restaurant which sits like 100 feet away from an upscale three-Michelin-star restaurant in France, run by an eccentric and seemingly ruthless chef named Madame Mallory (Mirren). However, Mallory ends up forming a bond with the young Indian boy whose family owns the other restaurant. After initially waging war with the restaurant, she begins to mentor the young man, eventually leading him to opening his own restaurant in Paris and more. Sounds like a fantastic role for Mirren who can be sweet and stern all at once. Plus, the project already has great talent behind the scenes with a script from Eastern Promises writer Steven Knight Eastern Promises scribe Steven Knight and producers like Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey. This could be one of those charming movies for the whole family that makes waves when awards season comes around. Interested?

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