Spielberg & Oprah Talk 'Hundred-Foot Journey' in New Featurette
When the first trailer for Lasse Hallstrom's adaptation of The Hundred-Foot Journey debuted, quite a big deal was made by the fact that the film is produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey. And now the two entertainment powerhouses discuss the charming story of a clash between two different cultures who eventually find a way to co-exist. Helen Mirren plays a stuck up restaurant proprietor who is not too pleased when an Indian establishment opens up across the street. It looks a little cheesy, but it seems to have a lot of heart, and if the story has the approval of Spielberg, then it must have something to it.
Here's the new featurette for Lasse Hallstrom's The Hundred-Foot Journey from the film's YouTube:
The Hundred-Foot Journey is directed by Lasse Hallström (What's Eating Gilbert Grape, The Cider House Rules, Safe Haven), from a screenplay by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Closed Circuit, Locke), based on Richard C. Morais' book of the same name. The opening of a new Indian restaurant in the south of France, next to a famous Michelin starred eatery, is nearly cause for an all-out war between the two establishments until Le Saule Pleureur's icy proprietress Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren) recognizes her rival's brilliance for preparing masterful meals. Walt Disney Pictures releases the film on August 8th.
Reader Feedback - 2 Comments
I'm looking forward to this. Interesting concept, the producers have a good track record, and I love Helen Mirren.
VAharleywitch on Jul 8, 2014
I am pretty excited for this. Although seeing the Indian man get "gentrified" by the nice White lady, should be stirring up a little more controversy than it is. Maybe not. Probably not...
DAVIDPD on Jul 8, 2014
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