August 7, 2009, is the release date for what I hope will be an excellent movie: JULIE AND JULIA, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams.
Streep plays Julia Child, with Adams playing blogger Julie Powell.
The film is a mixture of Child's memoir MY LIFE IN FRANCE -- a really wonderful book -- and Powell's JULIE AND JULIA. Powell blogged her experiences cooking her way through Child's MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING in a year's time and then turned the experience into a book.
Stanley Tucci plays Julia Child's husband, Paul. Nora Ephron (SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE, YOU'VE GOT MAIL) writes and directs.
USA Today has a photo gallery.
Previously: Meryl Streep to Play Julia Child; Julia Child's Autobiography Reviewed; The NYT Reviews Julia Child's Memoir.