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Fincher Directing Keanu?
In a film called Chef

25 November 2008  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Production Weekly

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Sometimes there's a rumour so tasty that we have to comment on it even before everything is confirmed. Production Weekly is reporting that David Fincher is attached to direct Keanu Reeves in a project called Chef - but that's all we know for now.

So what do we think it's all about? A live-action remake of Ratatouille? A Sweeney Todd-inspired psycho-type tale? An epic globe-trotting tale of the search for the perfect steak?

The project's set up at Paramount, and if it does indeed exist could go into production fairly soon - Reeves has finished shooting The Private Lives of Pippa Lee and will soon finish promotional work on The Day The Earth Stood Still, while Fincher has locked The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and is only attached to one other film, Heavy Metal, a portmanteau piece that has yet to find a studio.

We'll bring you more on this as we get it but in the meantime why not read our five suggestions as to what it should be about. Click Here.


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RE:
L: Manfrendshensindshen A Film By David Fincher Keanu Reeves is Gordon Ramsay in CHEF - a man under stress - amsay: The Slap Up Dinners Story More

Posted by rupert303 at 20:56 on 25 November 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Fincher Directing Keanu?
Hehehe, the IMDb doesn't have any information about that project yet. Hats down /b] !  More

Posted by mrsumner at 19:25 on 25 November 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Fincher Directing Keanu?
While news of a new David Fincher film is always of interest, the bit that struck me most from the news article was Reeves's part in ret Lives of Pippa Leet finished reading that yestereday and had no idea it's a film! Just looked it up - what a freakin' cast!! Anywho, back to ].... More

Posted by Acho at 18:09 on 25 November 2008 | Report This Post

Chef!
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Posted by martj at 14:16 on 25 November 2008 | Report This Post

Good Actor
Well, to all you scum suckers out there - I think that Keanu Reeves is a fine actor!!! Nobody can tell me they didn't enjoy the Matrix!! More

Posted by Halo14 at 12:43 on 25 November 2008 | Report This Post

A Film By David Fincher Keanu Reeves is Gordon Ramsay in CHEF - a man under stress - More

Posted by Manfrendshensindshen at 11:09 on 25 November 2008 | Report This Post

No, Finher! Stay away from that douche-bag of an actor. Stay away I tell you! More

Posted by shawshank prisoner at 10:49 on 25 November 2008 | Report This Post

Chef
Sounds like a film Fincher had planned to direct years ago, straight after Fight Club, based on the memoirs of a New York Chef, in which all the sick things happening backstage of New York's prime dining locations were exposed. Some of it was referenced in Fight Club. More

Posted by zenotrapp at 10:03 on 25 November 2008 | Report This Post

what about Torso, i'm sure that had been confirmed as Fincher's next film... More

Posted by richCie at 09:51 on 25 November 2008 | Report This Post

Or...
Its an Under Seige 're-imagining' More

Posted by inkedbeatnik at 09:51 on 25 November 2008 | Report This Post

Or...
Its an Under Seige 're-imagining' More

Posted by inkedbeatnik at 09:49 on 25 November 2008 | Report This Post

Surely...
...this is Fincher's long-mooted adaptation of Anthony Bourdain's memoir Kitchen Confidential? More

Posted by simonlitton at 09:38 on 25 November 2008 | Report This Post

Eh?
Remake of the old Lenny Henry starring BBC sitcom about an arrogant chef who had nothing but contempt for his boss, staff and customers, especially those who asked for salt without tasting their food first. Ahh, Lenny Henry. He was sooooo funnyn't. More

Posted by Jack'sSmirkinRevenge at 09:27 on 25 November 2008 | Report This Post

yes, no, yes, no, yes, no, yes, no
David Fincher on another film: YESSSSssss!!! Keanu Reeves is in it: NOOOOOOOooooooo!!! I hope mr Fincher will get him to act propperly, and not the same as in Sweet November or Constantine... the Finchmeister RULES! More

Posted by indy2606 at 08:57 on 25 November 2008 | Report This Post

Empire, you've got it all wrong!
Whilst you're right that keanu reeves has signed on, and david fincher will direct, you've failed to get the crux of the plot. Re-teaming with Forrest Gump scribe Eric Roth, this film is an epic look at 'Chef' through the ages. Part war film, discussing the origins of the ill-fated 'Operation Human Shield' mission and part tragedy (how did a sweet voiced crooner end up in a school canteen?) with a final redemptive third when Keanu/Chef discovers the recipe for Chocolate Salty balls. Framestore h More

Posted by inkedbeatnik at 08:44 on 25 November 2008 | Report This Post

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