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Anne Hathaway Is Not Playing Ruth Reichl in Garlic and Sapphires Romcom Adaptation

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Last week writer/editor/Twitter aficionado Ruth Reichl told Haaretz that she's "in the process of finishing the script for a romantic comedy" based on her 2005 memoir Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise. Haaretz also reported that Anne Hathaway will be starring in the film.

Update: Grub St reporting that Hathaway's rep denies the claim.

Garlic and Sapphires recounts Reichl's six-year tenure as the New York Times food critic from 1993 to 1999. Hathaway will likely be more glamorous than any critic, past or present.

Back when the movie was announced in 2010, we had our own ideas about who should play Reichl — the list included Zooey Deschanel and Meryl Streep, but not Hathaway.

More info: According to Reichl, the English novelist and screenwriter David Nicholls "did a pass" at the Garlic and Sapphires script. Hathaway is also starring in Nicholls' film adaptation of his novel One Day that comes out later this month.

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