Lasse Hallstrom to direct Helen Mirren in DreamWorks drama
Helen Mirren is to star in The Hundred-Foot Journey, a big screen adaptation of Richard Morais’ best-selling debut novel. Steven Spielberg produces for DreamWorks along with Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake.
Swedish director Lasse Hallstrom will direct the film from a screenplay by Steve Knight (Eastern Promises). The plot revolves around a lowly Indian chef who moves to France and sets up an eaterie directly opposite an elite Michelin-starred French restaurant.
Filming will take place in the autumn in France and India. On the distribution side, Mister Smith is handling things for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, while Reliance is onboard for India. Disney will distribute in the US.