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Mirren, Dayal Confirmed For "Journey"

By Garth Franklin Monday July 1st 2013 11:59AM

Helen Mirren and Manish Dayal have joined the culinary drama "The Hundred-Foot Journey" at DreamWorks Studios.

An adaptation of the Richard C. Morais novel, the story follows the rivalry between a three-Michelin-star restaurant in France, and the Indian restaurant that resides just a hundred feet away.

The French restaurant is run by eccentric chef Madame Mallory (Mirren), who reluctantly forms a mentoring bond with a young Indian boy whose family owns the rival restaurant.

Lasse Hallstrom ("Salmon Fishing in the Yeme n") helms the film from a script by Steve Knight ("Eastern Promises"). Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake are producing.

Shooting begins September in France and India ahead of an August 2014 release.

Source: Screen Daily

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