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Michael Pollan's 'The Omnivore's Dilemma' Optioned for Potential Feature Film

Fargo star Frances McDormand wants to weave in a "fictional narrative."

Fran Collin/courtesy Michael Pollan

Author Michael Pollan's book The Omnivore's Dilemma might soon become a feature film: The New York Times reports actress Frances McDormand (best known for her Oscar-winning role in Fargo) has acquired the film rights for the 2006 non-fiction book, which criticizes much of the modern food chain. In a feature story tied to her upcoming miniseries Olive's Kitteridge, McDormand tells the NYT that she hopes to produce the film, changing up Pollan's text to include a "fictional narrative about the distance that people travel, in their diets and souls, from the earth." She would also appear on-screen as the dying mother of the central character.

The Omnivore's Dilemma was released in 2006 and won a 2007 James Beard Award for Writing and Literature. Pollan has since released books like In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto and most recently, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation.

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