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Meryl Streep as Julia Child

Just saw a story on the drudge report that says Meryl is in talks about playing Julia in an upcoming movie. I think she could play her very well. What do you guys think? Who do you think would play Julia the best?

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  1. Is the movie a bio about Julia? I think Meryl would be superb, especially playing her over her entire lifetime. If just playing her in later years (and if they could add a foot in height) I think Patricia Routledge - british actress of Keeping Up Appearances fame (although I've seen her in many other progams too) Patricia has that twinkle in her eye!

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    1. re: Suzieg

      It's about a secretary who tries to cook all the dishes in Child's famous "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" . I don't know the plot or how prominent Streep will be in it. Here's the link to the article.

      http://www.variety.com/VR1117975130.html

      You're right about Routledge. She would be great as well.

      1. re: sheilal

        I read the book (loved it) but Julia Child wasn't a character. Sounds like the movie will have Julie channel her as she attempts to follow the recipes.

        1. re: sheilal

          That Bucket woman would be perfect as Julia in the later years...

          1. re: Beach Chick

            Ooh, yes indeed!

            <trills: The Bookay residence, the lady of the house speaking>

      2. Yeah, it is a movie of Julie and Julia, if you have read the book.

        1. I thought Joan Cusack was going to do it.

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          1. re: Glencora

            Joan Cusack looks much more like Julia, but I think Streep can pull it off too. As far as I know, this is the first blog to ever become a feature film!
            http://eatingla.blogspot.com/2007/10/...

            1. re: Chowpatty

              I just read in another post that there are 2 movies, the other with Joan Cusak - more biographical, not the Julie & Julia story. So, I guess next year will be the Year of Julia in the theaters - yeah!

            1. Looking forward to anything about Julia Child in mainstream media. I feel she has been pushed off the land of PBS since the FN has come about. I like FN just fine, - but, Julia was the First!

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              1. re: stellamystar

                I think movies about Julia could be really cool but Julie & Julia? That's the first thing coming out? Nooo way. Blog girl already had her 15 minutes of fame. Like it wasn't enough to read about the maggots under her fridge. Now we get to see them too? I won't waste my time or money seeing this one.