Bourdain’s Mafia Murder Novel To Become A Film, Released In 2013
The Hollywood Reporter reports that a film adaptation of his 2000 novel Bone In The Throat has been greenlit and fasttracked into pre-production, to be released sometime in 2013. Directed by British newcomer Graham Henman, the movie has some serious production talent behind it, including one of the co-producers of The King’s Speech. Classy!
Because of all this Britishness, the setting of the film has been moved from New York to East London, dashing any hopes we may have had for Movie Star Bradley Cooper to portray the main character. Though maybe that’s for the best. Henman, too, wants to take advantage of the new setting, which he describes to TheWrap.com as “a city where the food scene is simply on fire.”
If you were previously unaware of Bourdain’s fiction-writing career, here’s an Amazon link to his book, and the synopsis below:
When up-and-coming chef Tommy Pagana settles for a less than glamorous stint at his uncle’s restaurant in Manhattan’s Little Italy, he unwittingly finds himself a partner in big-time crime. And when the mob decides to use the kitchen for a murder, nothing Tommy learned in cooking school has prepared him for what happens next. With the FBI on one side, and his eccentric wise guy superiors on the other, Tommy has to struggle to do right by his conscience, and to avoid getting killed in the meantime.