Charlotte Le Bon and Manish Dayal have joined Helen Mirren in THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY. The story centers on a young boy, whose earliest cherished memory is helping his grandfather in his lowly restaurant in Bombay, as his life will take him through the tragedies of WWII, the loss of his mother, and to the distant lands of England, before settling in the small French village of Lumiere, where he finally returned to the happy memories of his childhood, and set out to start his own restaurant, introduce his quaint little town to the classic Indian cuisines his grandfather had once made. Dayal will play the boy (but as a man obviously) Hassan, who is an up-and-coming chef. Le Bon will play Margueritte, who helps Hassan’s family and develops feelings for him as they discover their mutual passion for cooking.
Steven Knight (“Dirty Pretty Things”) adapted the novel by Richard C Morais. Lasse Hallstrom (“Safe Haven”) will direct. Producing will be Oprah Winfrey, Rebecca Hobbs, Steven Spielberg and Juliet Blake.
Le Bon is best known for the french comedy “AstÃ©rix and ObÃ©lix: God Save Britannia.”
Dayal has appeared in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and ABC Family’s “Switched at Birth.”
Dayal is repped by Innovative Artists.