Michael Fassbender to Star in Marco Pierre White Movie
Many people wonder who would play them in a movie, if for some reason Hollywood decided to make movies about their lives. Famed British chef Marco Pierre White has an answer, because he just revealed that Michael Fassbender has signed on to play him in a movie based on his autobiography, The Devil in the Kitchen.
According to Eater, White’s memoir focuses on his rise to fame and fortune as a celebrity chef after a childhood upbringing the chef describes as “tumultuous.” The rights to White’s memoir were optioned by Bladerunner and Gladiator director Ridley Scott, and a screenwriter is reportedly working on adapting the book into a script, according to Entertainment.ie. Michael Fassbender, star of X-Men: First Class and 12 Years a Slave, is set to play White.
"Ridley Scott has agreed with him that he has first option once the script is finished,” White said. “The script starts on the first of September and will be finished by the end of the year."
No other castings have been announced, but during the time period covered in White’s book he mentored young chefs including Gordon Ramsay and Mario Batali. One can only hope they both make it into the final screenplay.