When news broke last week that a film adaptation of Ruth Reichl's 2006 memoir, Garlic and Sapphires was still actively in development, the immediate question that sprung to mind was of course: Who's gonna play Ruth? After the success of a certain blog-to-book-to-movie, the sky may be the limit for nabbing some A-list talent for the film. So, here are some early picks for who should play the former Gourmet editor. Of course, please do share further nominations in the comments.
1) Meryl Streep: The obvious choice after she had a huge year playing not one, but two chefs on screen (we're told that her character in It's Complicated owned a bakery or something). Streep would also no doubt turn in an awards-caliber performance as Ruth and give the film insta-credibility, and what's more, once you plop a big black wig on the actress, she'd disappear into the role completely.