Meryl Streep has just signed on to play famous chef Julia Child in the film Julie and Julia. According to Variety, the project is based on Julie Powell's book Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen.

In the adaptation, Amy Adams will play master cook wannabe Julie Powell, who embarked on a one year journey to cook all 524 Child recipes from the cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Powell posted her attempts in a blog that caught on with the cooking community.

Nora Ephron will be adapting the book into a screenplay. She is also set to direct the film, which will go into production sometime next year.

B. Alan Orange