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“Fries! The Movie” will feature appearances by Teigen, Eric Ripert, Malcolm Gladwell, and more.
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After signing on to host a food-centric talk show with David Chang this spring, model, TV host, and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen has more exciting food media news on the horizon—a gig producing a documentary about French fries.
Variety reports that “Fries! The Movie” will focus on the “universal love for French potatoes,” featuring farmers, chefs, celebrities, food scientists, and more.
“Very excited to finally announce the most important documentary of our time!!” Teigen wrote about the news on Instagram.
Teigen’s production company, Suit & Thai Productions, is one of several producers on the film; Michael Steed and Gillian Brown, who worked on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, will co-direct. As for the content? So far, Eric Ripert, best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, and Dave Arnold (founder and president of the Museum of Food and Drink) are confirmed to appear—according to Variety, Sir Kensington’s is financing the movie, so we can probably expect to see some of its mustard and ketchup make cameos, too.