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Meryl Streep to Play Julia Child

Frankly, I think this is awesome.

Meryl Streep is in talks to play Julia Child in a film adaptation of Julie Powell's book Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen. Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle) will write the adaptation and will direct as well. Amy Adams is signed on to costar.

The story will follow "a frustrated temp secretary who embarks on a yearlong culinary quest to cook all 524 recipes in Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She chronicles her trials and tribulations in a blog that catches on with the food crowd."

A food blog, eh? I can't wait to go see this movie with my favorite foodie blogger, YumSugar. What do you think about this casting news?

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lala788 lala788 9 years
wow she really look just like her!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
AW, DANG i was hoping Dan Akroyd would land it.
chancleta chancleta 9 years
meryl and nora are great this should rock any word on when we can expect a release?
WonderOne WonderOne 9 years
Julia Child! I absolutely adore her. And Meryll Streep? Fantastic! I CANNOT WAIT for this movie.
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
I LOVE Meryl Streep and can't wait to see this!
outofhere outofhere 9 years
I love anything Meryl touches - this will be another great movie from arguably the best actress of our time.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
I love Julia Child, and as big a star as she is, I think Meryl will really do her justice because she is known to be such a chameleon.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I remember watching Julia Child!!
Babychloe Babychloe 9 years
I love Meryl Streep. I loved this book, and I love Nora Ephron movies.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
She'll be great. Now I'll have to read the book for sure.
Jinx Jinx 9 years
Oh me too! She was wonderful with Jon Stewart on the Daily Show a couple weeks back. :)
Seraphim Seraphim 9 years
i LOVE Meryl Streep !!! :)
Jinx Jinx 9 years
Is she going to have to put on weight, or are they using a fat suit. Come to think of it, Julia looks slim in that picture. :?
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