Untitled Sushi Chef Film: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures has bought the life rights of a sushi chef-turned-matchmaker and brought on Pablo Zachai to adapt the screenplay. Kennedy/Marshall will produce.
The sushi chef/matchmaker is Mamoru Omae, a successful Tokyo chef who lost everything including the love of his life when the Japanese economy tanked. He ended up running a hole-in-the-wall sushi restaurant where he began getting involved in the love lives of his patrons. The Kennedy/Marshall version uses the real-life scenario as a jumping-off point and takes the chef to New York.