Chef Memoirs & Hollywood

With the rising success of chef memoirs, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood began to take notice. Just optioned is Bill Buford’s best selling 2006 book about apprenticing in various kitchens, including that of star chef Mario Batali, HeatAn Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker and Apprentice to a Dante-quoting Butcher in Tuscany (Knopf), reports Deadline.

The screenwriter/producer team behind the deal also put together another major adaptation, Moneyball, based on the best selling book about baseball by Michael Lewis. Starring Brad Pitt, it will be released on Sept. 23rd of this year (for a list of upcoming adaptations, along with tie-ins, go to our Upcoming — with Tie-ins).

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