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Mario Batali to Star in Upcoming Movie Bitter Feast

Mario Batali Set to Light Up the Silver Screen

Looks like Padma Lakshmi's not the only food figure to catch the acting bug. Hot off the news that the Top Chef hostess is starring in a sitcom, we've learned that another celebrity chef, Mario Batali, has joined the cast of the upcoming film Bitter Feast.

Bitter Feast, which is being described as a dark comedic thriller, is currently filming in Manhattan and Woodstock, NY. Written and directed by Joe Maggio, the movie stars James LeGros as a New York chef and cooking personality who takes revenge on a food critic who recently crushed his restaurant in a review. Batali will play the owner of the restaurant. The movie is slated for a release this Fall from Magnolia Pictures.

Do you think Molto Mario has the chops to star in a major theatrical production? Would you rather watch Padma in a sitcom — or Mario in a movie?

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bhuggy bhuggy 4 years
I think he will do great!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 6 years
Sure. I like watching him on Iron Chef. Didn't he have his own cooking show as well on Food Network??
ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
well i kind of like the concept and i hope that it turns out well. i'm not sure what kind of an actor he'll be but at least we know that he's got a good TV presence
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 6 years
Mario si, Pad no.
Dana18 Dana18 6 years
He should do well. He is a chef and all, maybe Gwyneth Paltrow will give him acting tips.
chancleta chancleta 6 years
Good for him. I like him.
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