Anne Hathaway is reportedly attached to star in an adaptation of French Children Don’t Throw Food, the autobiography from Pamela Druckerman. StudioCanal will finance the project with Blueprint Pictures producing.
The story is described as similar to Nora Ephron‘s 2009 film Julie & Julia in tone, which contrasts the life of chef Julia Child with young New Yorker Julie Powell. This story follows an American journalist who moves to Paris for her husband’s job and tries to raise a family there.
As she tries to figure out the tricky balance between her family and career, she observes her French neighbours and friends to uncover the secrets behind parenting astonishingly well-behaved French children. However, it soon becomes clear that everyone, no matter how perfect they might appear, has their own problems.
Jamie Minoprio and Jonathan Stern wrote the most recent draft of the adaptation. Blueprint recently produced the Jane Austen adaptation Emma., and the award-winning Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri a few years ago.
While the synopsis isn’t the most compelling thing on paper, Hathaway is always an absorbing screen presence, and if the tonal similarities to Julie & Julia are correct, then French Children Don’t Throw Food could be a delightful little movie. We’ll wait and see who signs on to direct.
Hathaway will next be seen in Robert Zemeckis‘ The Witches remake for Warner Bros.