The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey

It is always exciting when Helen Mirren returns to the big screen, and she is back this autumn with The Hundred-Foot Journey.

We haven't seen Mirren in a film since Red 2, but The Hundred-Foot Journey sees her team up with filmmaker Lasse Hallström.

The Hundred Foot Journey is a big screen adaptation of the novel by Richard C. Morais, and has been written for the big screen by Steven Knight.

There is just two weeks to go until the film hits the big screen, and we have some great new clips for you to take a look at:

Mirren takes on the central role of Madame Mallory - proprietress of a celebrated French restaurant - and is joined on the cast list by Om Puri, Manish Dayal, and Charlotte Le Bon in what looks set to be a delightful watch.

Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. When Hassan and his family, led by Papa (Om Puri), move to a quaint village in the South of France with the grand plan of opening an Indian restaurant in the picturesque countryside, they are undeterred by the fact that only 100 feet opposite stands a Michelin starred classical French eatery.

However, upon encountering the icy proprietress, Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), the Kadam family realise they may have bitten off more than they can chew. Outraged by the new arrivals, Madame Mallory is determined to have their business shut down.

As cultures clash and food flies, an all-out war escalates between the two establishments -- until, that is, Hassan's passion and talent for French cuisine begin to enchant Madame Mallory and even she can't deny this young chef could have what it takes to garner even more acclaim for her beloved restaurant.

This, along with his new-found friendship with her beautiful sous chef Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), starts to weave a magic between the two cultures and, despite their different tastes, they discover an unlikely recipe for success that surprises them all.

Hallström has brought us movies such as Dear John, Chocolat, and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - he is no stranger to a book adaptation - and I can't wait to see how this novel translates onto the big screen.

The Hundred-Foot Journey is released 5th September.

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