The life of Marco Pierre White, British celebrity chef and restaurateur, is coming to the silver screen. Chef White’s memoir, The Devil in the Kitchen, will be adapted for film in a major way. Ridley Scott, director of legendary blockbuster films like Alien, Gladiator, and Blade Runner, is teaming up with his partner and actress Giannina Facio and screenwriter Colet Abedi to adapt the memoir.
The full title of White’s memoir, The Devil in the Kitchen: Sex, Pain, Madness, and the Making of a Great Chef, tells us what to expect from the film. It tells the story of White’s childhood and his rise to the title of superstar chef in the 1980s. White was the youngest chef to earn three Michelin stars, and, more interestingly, he was the first one to give them all back. He was also a mentor to world-renowned chefs Mario Batali and Gordon Ramsay, who has since had a major falling out with White.
Earlier this year, there was a possibility that White’s semi-autobiographical cookbook White Heat was going to be adapted into a film as well, but it seems that talks fell through on that. As of yet, there are no announcements on the cast of the new movie or on its release date.