Derek Cianfrance has just made two films back-to-back with Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine and Place Beyond The Pines – and now he wants to do the same with Bradley Cooper, who also stars in Pines and has now signed on for Cianfrance’s Chef. According to Variety, Untouchable star Omar sy will also be in the movie.
The comedy is about a disgraced chef (Bradley Cooper) who loses his prestigious restaurant in Paris. He decides to bring his old crew back together in an attempt to create the world’s greatest restaurant in London. It’s not known exactly who Omar Sy will play, although this will be the French actor’s first English-language film.
Cooper himself told French radio station RTL, “We’ve been talking about this project. I want to do it. It’s a beautiful story. And I love cooking. … [But] I’m going to make another film in March and after that I think I’m going to take a break and stay in Paris for Roland Garros (the tennis tournament set in late May).”
It sounds therefore that there’s no firm idea on when the movie might actually go in front of the cameras. Derek Cianfrance is directing from a screenplay by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises).