Way back when Julie & Julia (2009) came out, I complained (loudly) on my old LiveJournal that I could have done without the modern segments focusing on author Julie Powell on her tedious personal journal through Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and simply indulged in watching Meryl Streep as Julia Child and Stanley Tucci as her husband, Paul Child. “The world needs a proper Julia Child biopic,” I ranted. “I would watch the shit out of that.”
Well, it took 13 years, but HBO Max Productions finally delivered and next week I will get my wish when Julia (2022-) premiers on March 31, dropping the first three episodes of an initial eight-episode first season. Starring Sarah Lancashire as Julia Child, with David Hyde Pierce as Paul, with notables such as Bebe Neuwirth, Isabella Rossellini, and Brittany Bradford rounding out the cast, it looks pretty promising. (Apparently Joan Cusack and Tom Holland were briefly attached to this project early on, which might have worked, but I think Lancashire nails Child’s iconic look and better.) So, considering that I haven’t seen any episodes yet, I’m just going to present some of the preview images for discussion.
Honestly, that’s about all there is out right now in terms of preview images, so we will just have to wait for the show to drop next week! But don’t worry, we will definitely be covering it here!
Are you looking forward to Julia (2022)?