Emeril Lagasse: Next Great Hollywood Film Writer - Director - Star
- Gio Sep 10, 2011 05:58 AM
Chef Lagassse has written, directed and is starring in a movie to be released next year called A House Divided. Billed as a "romantic dramady" it's already rated R for "crude language, graphic sex and violence". How much fun is this going to be....
It's unlikely he was more than a meat puppet for that show. Even though he got a Co-EP credit, that was probably done as an excuse to pay him more and for his ego. Given the reputations of the Thomasons, who were the show-runners, it's probable he didn't have much to say about the creative direction of that train wreck. He certainly didn't write or direct any of the episodes, according to imdb.
The funny thing is art (or talent) gets mistaken with Money a lot of times. Think how many "Starlets" Have Albums. Not because they were discovered as great singers and signed to a record deal, but because they bank rolled it.
I mean Scarlett Johansen (SP) is a horrible singer and a good actress but keeps releasing songs. I mean the house wives of what ever the F*&^ city have albums out.
I have never been blown away by Emeril's food. I now have to go watch the TV show he was in mentioned just for kicks.
I know a lot of Writers and Directors and It's something that takes years and a lot of pain to perfect or even get good at. Someone waltzing into it with a bank roll is pretty much going to fail......unless its so bad its good.
Funny thing if he wrote a movie about life in the kitchen or being a celeb chef it would be something I might actually check out.