WHOA. WHOA. WHOA. We’ve had movies based on chef biopics before, but never one of the caliber announced in Deadline today: Ridley Scott, he of Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, and Black Hawk Down, plans on making a film based on the memoir of Marco Pierre White.
The Devil in the Kitchen: Sex, Pain, Madness, and the Making Of a Great Chef tells the tale of White’s life, growing up in a working-class British family and eventually becoming the youngest chef to ever win three rarified Michelin star — all while being the “original chain-smoking, pot-throwing enfant terrible of the kitchen.”
According to Deadline, Scott will team up with actress Giannina Facio and screenwriter Colet Abedi to bring the memoir to the screen. Given how chef stories optioned as films rarely reach theaters, however, we’re going to give this a “wait and see.” Still, the prospect of a Ridley Scott movie about Marco Pierre White? Not a bad one.
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