Gwyneth Paltrow to Star in Food Film?
Culinarily-inclined star Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly "in negotiations" to take the lead role in an indie film adaptation of chef Gabrielle Hamilton’s award-winning memoir Blood, Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef. The film has been described as "in a similar vein" as Julie & Julia, the surprise box office hit starring Meryl Streep.
The author, Hamilton, is the owner and chef of renowned New York restaurant Prune and also holds an MFA in writing from the University of Michigan. Her memoir, published in 2011, was well-received both by the public and by the critical audience, claiming a James Beard Book Award in Writing and Literature.
Paltrow is best known in the food world for appearing on the cover of Bon Appétit and for writing her very own cookbook, My Father’s Daughter. Or perhaps for that time she made pan con tomate with Mario Batali during a Spanish road trip. She also has her lifestyle email newsletter "GOOP," which gives her readers the inside scoop on food, health, and living.
The film is currently out to writers to adapt. In the meantime, Paltrow is busy filming Marvel’s Iron Man 3.