{TB EXCLUSIVE} UMA THURMAN AND JUNO TEMPLE LOOKING TO JOIN SAMUEL L. JACKSON IN “COOK”

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It’s recently been confirmed that , the story of an unlikely life-long friendship, is rounding out its casting choices. and are in negotiations to star in the film alongside acting vet . and Envision Entertainment are producing the independent film, and right now it’s still on track to start shooting this year.

The story follows Charlie, a young girl whose life is turned around when a new cook moves into her homee. The cook, played by Samuel L Jackson, teaches her about life and sees the young girl for who she is, amidst her parents constant fighting and her mother’s drinking problems. It seems like a touching story about an unusual friendship that grows into something neither person ever expected. The story is supposedly based on true events from the life of writer , who herself befriended a cook at the tender age of 5.

McMartin has a big TV background, with stints as a staff writer on ‘Californication,” “Two and a Half Men,” and “Gary Unmarried.” She also wrote the 1993 feature film “Son-in-Law,” about a girl bringing home a reckless college friend to pose as her fiancee (similar to “The Proposal”).

was previously attached to direct, but pulled out late last year, leaving the position still unfilled. , , and are producing for Envision Entertainment, along with Brad Kaplan for . The project is scheduled to start shooting in September of this year in New Orleans with a budget of $8 million.

Thurman is repped by and .
Temple is repped by .

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Still quiet here.sas

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