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Marco Pierre White's Memoir to Become a Movie: Ridley Scott Options The Devil in the Kitchen

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It looks like there will soon be a major film about British celebrity chef and restaurateur Marco Pierre White. According to Deadline, White's memoir The Devil in the Kitchen: Sex, Pain, Madness, and the Making Of a Great Chef will be adapted for the big screen. Legendary Hollywood filmmaker Ridley Scott — who is behind films like Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, and Blade Runner — has teamed up with his partner and actress Giannina Facio (Gladiator), and screenwriter Colet Abedi to make the film about the "original chain-smoking, pot throwing infant terrible of the kitchen."

White's memoir tells the story about his "tumultuous childhood upbringing" before he became a superstar chef in London in the 1980s. Deadline notes that white was the youngest chef to win three Michelin stars and that he was also the first person to give them all back. Prominent chefs like Mario Batali and Gordon Ramsay (who White had a major falling out with) have all trained under the British chef.

Last year, White was supposedly in talks to have his semi-autobiographical cookbook White Heat turned into a film, but it appears as if nothing came to fruition. There are no details yet regarding the cast or release of Scott's film.

· Ridley Scott And Giannina Facio Option 'The Devil In The Kitchen' About Tortured Chef [Deadline]
· All Marco Pierre White Coverage on Eater [-E-]