Streep to Play Julia Child in Ephron Movie

Meryl Streep has signed on to play jolly cooking icon Julia Child in Nora Ephron’s new film Julia & Julia, based on the adaptation of the 2005 book by Julie Powell, Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen.

Reuters/The Hollywood Reporter writes:

The Columbia Pictures film follows Powell, a government worker who decides to cook her way through Child’s classic “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” in one year out of her small Brooklyn kitchen. Powell blogs her daily experiences, gaining a loyal following along the way.