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Julia Child Documentary Lands at Sony Pictures Classics – Variety



Sony Footage Classics has acquired worldwide rights, excluding home tv, to the upcoming Julia Little one documentary from “RBG” filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West.

The movie, at the moment in manufacturing beneath the working title “Julia,” is being produced by West, Cohen and Think about Documentaries’ Justin Wilkes and Sara Bernstein.

“Julia” will use never-before-seen archival footage, private images, first-person narratives, and “innovative” meals cinematography. The venture will hint Little one’s path, from her struggles to create and publish 1961’s “Mastering the Artwork of French Cooking,” which has bought greater than 2.5 million copies thus far, to her change into an unlikely tv sensation from her present “The French Chef.”

“‘Julia’ guarantees to be a serious unbiased film occasion in 2021 — entertaining, revelatory and resonant for at the moment,” Sony Footage Classics mentioned in a press release. “It’s nice to be in partnership with Think about, CNN Movies, and the formidable administrators, Julie Cohen and Betsy West. We anticipate audiences will embrace ‘Julia’ in a giant manner.”

The movie is being produced with the complete cooperation of Julia Little one’s pals, household, and The Julia Little one Basis for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts. Books about Little one — together with “My Life in France” (2007)  “The French Chef in America: Julia Little one’s Second Act” (2017) and “Dearie: The Exceptional Lifetime of Julia Little one” (2013) — will function inspiration.

Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Michael Rosenberg are govt producing the documentary by way of Think about, Amy Entelis and Courtney Sexton of CNN Movies, in addition to Oren Jacoby of Storyville Movies. Bob Spitz and Alex Prud’homme, who penned books about Little one, may also function govt producers on the movie. CNN Movies will retain U.S. home broadcast rights to the function.

Cohen and West obtained an Oscar nomination final yr for finest documentary function for “RBG,” a portrait of Supreme Court docket justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The deal was negotiated by Elsa Ramo on behalf of Think about Documentaries, Stacey Wolf on behalf of CNN Movies, and Sony Footage Classics.

“Julia’s story is shocking, empowering, attractive, and downright scrumptious,” West mentioned in a press release. “To be engaged on this venture with the groups at Sony Footage Classics, Think about Documentaries and CNN Movies,” added Cohen, “is the crème fraîche on the tarte Tatin!”

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