Culinary cognoscenti have been salivating over news that shuttered three-Michelin-star restaurant El Bulli — whose pioneering molecular gastronomy drew the likes of Penelope Cruz and Eva Longoria to its remote Catalan location — soon will reopen for production of a feature film about its high-pressure kitchen, with imperious chef Ferran Adria as an on-set adviser.
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"It’ll be meets meets ," says producer Philippe Rousselet (), who hopes to land "obvious first choice" Javier Bardem for Adria’s role. He’s wary, though, of would-be extras who have begun swarming, hoping to taste a few dishes.
"Once we have shooting dates," says Rousselet, "I’m shutting my phone off."