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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Who Should Play Ruth Reichl in Garlic and Sapphires Flick?

Posted By on Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 9:38 AM

click to enlarge Roberts (left) and Reichl: We totally see the resemblance.
  • Roberts (left) and Reichl: We totally see the resemblance.
Last Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported that Fox is making a movie based on Ruth Reichl's memoir Garlic and Sapphires. The film is "in active production," meaning fans of the legendary raven-coiffed ex-Gourmet editor can expect a release in 2010 ― at the absolute earliest. We're giving it a preliminary 2.5 stars, because envisioning an entire movie, much less a single scene, about "a chef [who] tries to balance her career with writing a book, motherhood and divorce" makes us sleepy like Thanksgiving turkey. The big question is, of course, who will play Reichl. Betty Hallock of the Times suggests Catherine Keener, which we can visualize. Others have imagined Minnie Driver or Andie MacDowell. Reichl herself? She's reportedly pulling for Julia Roberts.

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