The great Indian actor Om Puri was my first choice to play Papa in DreamWorks’ adaption of my novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey. It’s happening. DreamWorks has just confirmed Om Puri will play opposite my ideal Madame Mallory, Dame Helen Mirren. Is that a dream cast or what? Can’t wait to see the sparks fly.
And if that isn’t enough chemistry, Charlotte le Bon, the rising French-Canadian actress, is going to play Margaret opposite Manish Dayal’s Hassan. Guiding this powerful pack of actors through the process of making a film will be the always superb director, Lasse Hallstrom – who was also my first choice.