Julie and Julia (2009)
Amy Adams as: Julie Powell
Directed by: Nora Ephron
Written by: Nora Ephron, Julie Powell, Julia Child, Alex Prud’homme
Selected Cast: Meryl Streep, Vanessa Ferlito, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina
Release Date: July 30th, 2009 (New York Premiere)
Genre: Biography / Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Frustrated temp secretary Julie Powell embarks on a yearlong culinary quest to cook all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She chronicles her trials and tribulations in a blog that catches on with the food crowd. The film also covers the years that Julia Child and her husband spent in Paris during the 1940s and 1950s, when Paul was a foreign diplomat who was eventually investigated by Sen. Joseph McCarthy for alleged communist ties.
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Amy Adams will be portraying Julie Powell, the leading character of the movie.
• “I’ve been really fortunate and at one point in my life, I really wanted female mentors, and working with Frances [McDormand] and working by Meryl, just following by example, I just feel like I’ve gotten that wish. It’s based on a book called Julie & Julia written by Julie Powell, a woman who blogged her way through Julia Childs’ cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking, all the recipes in one year and blogged about it online. I’m excited to tackle that, but we do not have scenes together.”
• Filmed in New York during 2008.
• Amy will wear a short, dark brown wig for the film to meet the look of Julie Powell.
• Meryl Streep and Amy will share no screentime.