Julie and Julia - the first major movie from a Salon blog!
The most famous of the original Salon.com user blogs is about to become a movie. A real movie, as in a major motion picture. Nora Ephron as director/screenwriter. Meryl Streep as Julia Child, Amy Adams as blogger Julie Powell, and not to forget the husbands, Stanley Tucci as Paul Child and Chris Messina as Eric Powell.
No, not kidding.
"Nora Ephron adapts Julie Powell's autobiographical book Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen with this Columbia Pictures production starring Amy Adams as an amateur chef who decide to cook every recipe in a cookbook from acclaimed celebrity chef Julia Child (played by Meryl Streep) in order to chronicle it in a blog over the course of a year..."
Yes, it was a Salon Blog of the early "Ohs." (We are not calling the decade the "oughts" are we?) Book came out a few years back and is still on Amazon... The blog itself is still up in the original location: blogs.salon.com/0001399 it turns out, so the date can be checked, and the project and blog started on Sunday, August 25, 2002.
Meryl Streep! But before we buy popcorn, it's time to figure out... who should be cast in the movie version of YOUR blog?