Ridley Scott Targets The Devil in the Kitchen

Colet Abedi, Giannina Facio and Ridley Scott have, according to Deadline, secured the big screen rights to chef Marco Pierre White’s 2010 memoir The Devil in the Kitchen. Subtitled “Sex, Pain, Madness and the Making of a Great Chef,” the book is officially described as follows:

Without question, the original rock-star chef is Marco Pierre White. Anyone with even a passing interest in the food world knows White is a legend. The first British chef (and the youngest chef anywhere) to win three Michelin stars – and also the only chef ever to give them all back – is a chain-smoking, pot-throwing multiply- married culinary genius whose fierce devotion to food and restaurants has been the only constant in a life of tabloid-ready turmoil.

In “The Devil in the Kitchen,” White tells the story behind his ascent from working-class roots to culinary greatness, leaving no dish unserved as he relays raucous and revealing tales featuring some of the biggest names in the food world and beyond, including: Mario Batali, Gordon Ramsay, Albert Roux, Raymond Blanc, Michael Caine, Damien Hirst, and even Prince Charles. With candid honesty and wicked humor, he gives us insight into what it takes to become a great chef, what it’s like to run a 3-star kitchen, and why sometimes you really do need to throw a cheese plate at the wall.

The trio will produce The Devil in the Kitchen together, but there’s no word yet on whether or not Scott might make this one a directing project as well. His next film, Exodus: Gods and Kings hits theaters on December 12 with a cast that includes Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver amd Ben Kingsley.

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