Jul 15
2009

Some visitors have written me that today’s Entertainment Tonight will have a featurette on “Julie & Julia”. So if you’re able to see the show, be sure to tune in. Further, Meryl has been mentioned by sources to attend The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien on July 27 to promote “Julie & Julia”. No official word yet, so fingers crossed.

Jul 11
2009

Added a new clip from “Julie & Julia” – a cooking montage – as well as three television spots to the video archive.

Jul 08
2009

With many thanks to Tina, the full article can be now read in the Magazines Archive – and more pictures, including the gorgeous cover, can be found in the Image Library.

One difference between “Julie and Julia” co-stars Meryl Streep and Amy Adams is their metabolism. In the August issue of Ladies’ Home Journal, the second-time co-stars (they also appeared together in last year’s “Doubt”) chat about indulging their inner foodies on-set. “I gained 15 pounds – I’m still trying to lose it!” moaned Streep, who plays world-renowned chef Julia Child. But, she added, “It was worth it.” Adams didn’t gain nearly as much as Streep when she emulated Julie Powell, a failing writer who challenges herself to cook the recipes Child made famous 60 years earlier. But the titian-haired actress confessed, “I ate a lot!”

 

Both ladies can blame Nora Ephron for the gorging. “That’s one of the things I said in rehearsal,” the director shared. “Everyone has to eat in the scenes, and everyone really went for it.”  The film, which hits theaters next month, resonates with Child’s life-long motto: “Eat well and enjoy life.” Says Adams, reciting a greeting card that inspired her while starring in the flick: “Cooking is like love – it should be approached with abandon.” Thanks to Amber for the heads-up!

Jul 07
2009

The making of the cultural phenomenon that was Julia Child had three key ingredients: a man, a meal, and a TV camera. Five years after Child’s death, as Meryl Streep plays the woman who revolutionized America’s relationship with food, the author recalls the wartime romance between Julia McWilliams and Paul Child, the bride’s life-altering first lunch (sole meunière) in France, and the 1962 television appearance that turned her into a star—and her book Mastering the Art of French Cooking into a bible.

 

The full article on Julia Child can be read here.

Jun 28
2009

Added brand new on-set pictures from yesterday’s shooting of the still untitled Nancy Meyers comedy. Many thanks to Tina for guiding the pictures to me!

 

Jun 24
2009

The Times Center will host a conversation with Nora Ephron, Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci and columnist Alex Witchel on July 25, 2009 at  7:00pm. Here’s what their website says:

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see these creative talents together live on our stage: the writer-director and co-stars of the new film “Julie & Julia,” based on two bestselling memoirs: Julie Powell’s “Julie & Julia” and Julia Child’s “My Life in France.” Hear them talk about creating the movie, which opens August 7, and about their careers, artistic collaborations, film, food and culture – and how with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible. Moderated by New York Times Magazine staff writer and The Times’s Dining section Feed Me columnist, Alex Witchel.

Tickets can be purchased through their official website. Thanks to Tina for the heads-up!

Jun 23
2009

The Traverse City Film Festival will host the Midwest premiere of “Julie and Julia,” starring Amy Adams and Meryl Streep, as its closing night movie Aug. 2.  The film is an adaptation of two best-selling memoirs – Julie Powell’s “Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen,” and Julia Child’s “My Life in France,” written with her grandnephew, Alex Prud’homme. Adams plays Powell, a New York writer who blogs about her attempt to cook all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” Streep plays Child during a sojourn in France in 1949 and the two stories intertwine in the movie. The full festival schedule will be released July 2. For more information, go to www.traversecityfilmfest.org

Jun 20
2009

New fantastic production stills from “Julie & Julia” have been added to the Image Library with many thanks to Tina!

 

Jun 07
2009

Lots of new pictures have been added to the Image Library. First, many quality pictures of Meryl receiving her Princeton Honorary degree on June 2. Then, new on-set pictures from the still untitled Nancy Meyers project. Finally, the official theatrical poster for “Julie & Julia”. Thanks to everybody as always for your heads-up and special thanks to Tina for her help!


May 06
2009

Meryl Streep can be soon heard among Wes Anderson’s voice talents in the upcoming animated stop motion picture “The Fantastic Mr. Fox”. Based on the novel by Roald Dahl, the story is about a fox named Mr Fox. At night, he steals chickens, ducks, and turkeys from three mean, stinky and wealthy farmers – Boggis, Bunce and Bean – in order to feed his family. The farmers are fed up with this and try everything to kill him. One night they wait outside his foxhole in an attempt to ambush him. When Mr Fox emerges from his home, they fire at him but only succeed in blowing off his tail. Determined to catch him, the farmers use spades and shovels to dig their way into the foxes’ home, but Mr and Mrs Fox and their four children dig a tunnel deeper into the ground and manage to escape. George Clooney and Meryl Streep voice Mr. and Mrs. Fox, with additional voice work by Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Michael Gambon and Owen Wilson. The film will release UK screens on October 23, 2009, and US screens on November 13, 2009.