Marco Pierre White has reportedly signed a deal that will see Hollywood actor Russell Crowe write, direct and star in a film about the legendary chef’s life.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, he said: “I have just signed the deal. Russell has written the script, Russell’s company is producing it, Russell is directing it and Russell is playing the third or fourth Marco.”
Two decades have passed since Marco Pierre White sensationally handed back his three Michelin stars and hung his apron up on a kitchen career that had seen him reach the summit of his profession and gain a notoriety that no chef has since matched.
Dubbed ‘the first rock’n’roll chef’ on the publication of White Heat in 1990, the chef made history when he became the first Briton and the youngest chef in the world to achieve Michelin's top accolade of three stars at Restaurant Marco Pierre White at Forte's Hyde Park hotel in 1995.
White has since teamed up with Nick Taplin to launch franchise venture Black and White Hospitality, which owns the rights to eight brands bearing the chef's name.