Julia Child Documentary Is 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 doc is en route and we’re excited!

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the worldwide rights to the upcoming Julia Child documentary from filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West. According to Variety, the film, currently titled Julia, is being produced with the full cooperation of Julia Child’s friends, family, and The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.

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 promises to be a major independent movie event in 2021 — entertaining, revelatory and resonant for today,” Sony Pictures Classics said in a statement. “It is great to be in partnership with Imagine, CNN Films, and the formidable directors, Julie Cohen and Betsy West. We expect audiences will embrace Julia in a big way.”