Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Kid critic story gets a movie deal

12 yr. old David Fishman from the New York Times article

Variety's Mike Fleming reports that the article just two weeks ago about the 12 year old kid who's an aspiring food critic will become a feature film for Paramount, produced by Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn. New York pre-teen David Fishman goes out to eat by himself when his parents work late, goes to schmancy Fieldston school and loves seafood. I'm not sure how that makes a whole movie, but it proves, all you need is a gimmick. I can't believe the kid doesn't have a blog, though.
Meanwhile, if you're waiting to see Meryl Streep as Julia Child in Julie & Julia, the opening has been moved from April 2009 to August 2009.

6 comments:

teenage glutster said...

damnit!

mattatouille said...

I honestly don't think it's that compelling. bourgeouis little kid from the upper west side already a snob? They should do a movie on glutster instead. Street-smart latino kid from East LA who rises to foodie stardom in LA's restaurant scene. :)

Kolchak said...

Another compelling reason why Hollywood movies stink.

Foodyi said...

I bet it's better than No Reservations though..

Foodista Fan said...

Still a great story, maybe Hollywood is running out of fresh ideas

mattatouille said...

Bollywood movies are in: Slumdog Millionaire for Best Picture. No Reservations was cheesy and the production qualities were cliche. Too much Phillip Glass on the soundtrack and too much over-romanticization of New York City. We need Depression-Era type films now - coming of age, Dickensian stuff that inspires people despite hard economic times.