If Meryl Streep, who is the Goddess of Acting, is going to star as Julia Child, who is the Goddess of Cuisine, does that mean that the universe is polytheistic after all? That’s just one of at least two questions that comes to mind upon hearing the news that Columbia Pictures is cooking up “Julie & Julia,” starring Streep as the French Chef and Amy Adams as a mastercook wannabe. According to Variety, the project centers “on a frustrated temp secretary who embarks on a yearlong culinary quest to cook all 524 recipes in Child’s ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking.’ She chronicles her trials and tribulations in a blog that catches on with the food crowd.”
Nora Ephron, a well-known foodist, is adapting the screenplay from Julie Powell’s book “Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen,” and is also attached to direct.
The other question that this project brings to mind: does this mean that Streep will no longer be appearing in schlock properties like the movie version of the ABBA musical “Mamma Mia”?