Magazine article Screen International

Mirren to Go on Journey

Magazine article Screen International

Mirren to Go on Journey

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TORONTO: Participant Media and DreamWorks are reuniting on The Hundred-Foot Journey following their collaborations on Toronto opener The Fifth Estate, Lincoln and The Help.

Helen Mirren and rising star Manish Dayal will star and Lasse Hallstrom will direct from Locke director Steven Knight's adapted screenplay from the book by Richard Morais.

Production is scheduled to commence next week in France and India. Disney will release in the US on Aug 8, 2014, and handle select territories while Mister Smith takes charge of Europe, Africa and the Middle East. DreamWorks co-owner Reliance will distribute in India.

Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake are producing with Participant's Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King serving as executive producers.

The Hundred-Foot Journey centres on a culinary battle that ensues when an Indian family moves to southern France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French establishment. …

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