Chris Messina Joins Julie & Julia

Chris Messina is in negotiations to star opposite Amy Adams and Meryl Streep in Nora Ephron’s comedy “Julie & Julia” for Sony Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

Messina is in line to play the husband of Adams’ title character, a depressed government worker trying to add spice to her marriage and life by making every recipe in Julia Child’s book “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.”

Streep plays the famed cookbook author in a parallel post-World War II story line, whilst Stanley Tucci is set to play Child’s husband.

Ephron adapted the script from Julie Powell’s autobiographical book. Principal photography is tentatively set to begin in March.