Helen Mirren to go The Hundred Foot Journey

2nd Jul 13 | Music & Movies

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren is to star as Madam Mallory in The Hundred Foot Journey due out in August 2014.

Dame Helen Mirren is to star in The Hundred Foot Journey.

The 67-year-old actress will portray the unusual and well-known chef Madame Mallory.

The Oscar-winning thespian's new job was confirmed on Monday by DreamWorks Studios after much speculation.

Helen will be joined in the adaptation of Richard Morais' bestselling book by Manish Dayal.

He is best known for his roles in 90210 and ABC Family's Switched At Birth where he played Hassan Haji.

The motion picture about a culinary competition between an Indian restaurant and a three-Michelin-star eatery in Southern France is being directed by Lasse Hallstrom.

Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake are producing the flick.

Steve Knight wrote the screenplay for the movie due our August 8 2014 in the United States.

The film is set to begin production this fall in France and India.

The Walt Disney Company is distributing the film in the America and in select international territories, while Mister Smith Entertainment is handling distribution in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

DreamWorks' partner Reliance will distribute the film in India.

Helen is next to appear in seniors spy action sequel Reds 2 which is due out July 19 in the US and August 2 in the United Kingdom.

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