It's been more than 20 years since Marco Pierre White released his semi-autobiographical cookbook White Heat, and now the British chef is reportedly in talks to turn it into a movie. The Daily Telegraph reports that filmmaker Jordan Scott of Scott Free Productions has approached White about a movie script based on the book that gave the world a glimpse into the life of the chef. Though there's no official confirmation about the talks, a "film insider" says that the industry has been considering a White Heat movie ever since the book's 1990 release and adds that "Marco is thrilled" about the prospect.
Should the movie deal go through, this would be just another movie based on a real chef's life that's in the works. Just last week, Hollywood got serious about the elBulli movie based on Lisa Abend's book about Ferran Adrià and the legendary Spanish restaurant. And, of course, there's the film adaptation of Gabrielle Hamilton's Blood, Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef — for which Gwyneth Paltrow was rumored to play the leading role. Man, now everyone's going to want a movie deal for their chef memoir.
· Hollywood is calling chef to the stars Marco Pierre White [The Daily Telegraph]
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