In a rather great bit of casting, the one and only Joan Cusack is in negotiations to play the famous chef and TV personality Julia Child for the upcoming HBO Max streaming service.
The long-gestating project is nearing a greenlight which will chronicle Child’s career and life from 1962 to 1976. David Hyde Pierce is also in talks for a leading role in the project which hails from writer/executive producer Daniel Goldfarb (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”).
Chris Keyser, Erwin Stoff and Kimberly Carver are also executive producing for Lionsgate TV and 3 Arts. Childs was played by Meryl Streep in the 2009 film “Julie & Julia”.