Julia Child Documentary Coming to Sony Pictures

Julia Child cooking on the set of her WGBH cooking show. Photo by Fairchild Archive/Penske Media/Shutterstock (6906381a)

A new Julia Child documentary has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics. 

The upcoming documentary hails from Oscar-nominated filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West (RBG).

Julia will use never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and ‘cutting edge’ food cinematography. The project will trace Child’s path, from her struggles to create and publish 1961’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, which has sold more than 2.5 million copies to date, to her become an unlikely television sensation from her show The French Chef.”

“Julia’s story is surprising, empowering, sexy, and downright delicious,” West said in a statement. “To be working on this project with the teams at Sony Pictures Classics, Imagine Documentaries and CNN Films,” Cohen added, “is the crème fraîche on the tarte Tatin!”

According to multiple outlets, the pic is being produced with the full cooperation of Julia Child’s friends, family, and The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.