Russell Crowe will write, direct and play in a film about the life of controversial chef Marco Pierre White, who hosted the show “Hell’s Kitchen” from 2004 to 2009. The announcement was made by Piere White for the Daily Mail: “I have just signed a contract. Russell will write the script, his company will produce, he will direct and play the third or fourth Marco. ”
“When a movie is made about your life, you don’t just have a Marco – I’m almost 60 years old. If someone from Hollywood plays me, then it has to be Russell, ”the chef added.
Apparently, the movie is ready for five years. Initially, Ridley Scott would have been the director, and Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy would have played the lead role.
Pierre White explained that as his relationship with Crowe grew, he thought: “In fact, I think Russell Crowe should play me, not Michael Fassbender.”
In 2015, Bradley Cooper was the protagonist of the movie “Burnt”, and about his role is said to have been inspired by Pierre White.
Marco Pierre White became known in the 1990s when he was appointed chef at the 24-year-old restaurant Harveys in London. He was in charge of a team that included Gordon Ramsay. At age 33, in 1999, Pierre White became the youngest chef to be awarded three Michelin stars.
In addition to his film career, Russell Crowe is investing in an organic beef company that sells for restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne.