Helen Mirren to Play Chef in Latest Food Movie

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Mirren has been cast opposite Manish Dayal for 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'
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In the latest development in the food movie world, The Hollywood Reporter learns that a new culinary film will adapt the book The Hundred-Foot Journey. The DreamWorks remake will star Helen Mirren as Madame Mallory, an "unpleasant but extremely talented local chef" at a Michelin-starred restaurant, the Amazon synopsis says.

The film tells the story of an Indian family who opens an Indian restaurant in southern France, 100 feet from Mallory's restaurant. "A culinary battle ensues between the two that ultimately tests the power of family, loyalty, and love," The Hollywood Reporter writes.

This is the latest culinary film to pop up in the past year, when news of many chef-driven films has surfaced, most notably two Chef films, one tied to Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr., and the other with Bradley Cooper. That's not even including the multiple elBulli films, from a drama to a romantic comedy. The Hundred-Foot Journey is slated to hit U.S. theaters Aug. 8, 2014, directed by Lasse Hallström (behind much-beloved Chocolat).

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