When Oscar winning director Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape) teams with producer Steven Spielberg, it’s surely an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a cast.
Bollywood.com reports that Juhi Chawla recognized that and didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity. The actress has been signed on for their upcoming venture The Hundred Foot Journey.
The Article details “The film which is currently being shot in Mumbai, is based on an Indian family trying to settle down in a small village in France where they own an Indian restaurant right opposite a French one which is run by Madame Mallory played by Helen Mirren. While the film’s male lead is Om Puri, Juhi will be seen playing the role of Om Puri’s wife.”
The Hundred Foot Journey is based on the Richard C Morais’ novel by the same name and is co-produced by Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake.
The official synopsis at IMDB: A story centered around an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant.
The Hundred Foot Journey arrives in theaters August 8, 2014.