You know what I love? A culinary journey, be it on my own, in Saveur magazine, or on film. And DreamWorks will be serving up what I’m sure will be a delicious movie-going experience with their upcoming film The Hundred-Foot Journey, which began production in southwest France this week.
The film, based on the best-selling novel by Richard C. Morais, will star Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren and will be directed by Oscar nominee Lasse Hallström (of The Cider House Rules and My Life as a Dog fame).
The story tells the tale of Hassan Kadam (played by Manish Dayal), a “culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch.” The Kadam family leaves their native India and moves to a tiny French village named Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val. They open an Indian restaurant called the Maison Mumbai, which does not sit well with Madame Mallory (played by Helen Mirren), who runs Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant down the street. An “all out war between the two establishments” ensues.
“The Hundred-Foot Journey abounds with flavors that burst across the tongue,” says a rep from DreamWorks. “A stimulating triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, with marjoram and madras, it is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one boy’s drive to find the comfort of home, in every pot, wherever he may be.”
Sounds tasty? Well, you’ll have to wait until August 8, 2014 to sit down and see this culinary inspired tale.
Photo Source: Walt Disney Studios/DreamWorks