In Mystic Pizza, what actor plays Charlie's (Adam Storke) little brother, Steamer?
Has someone at Lifetime been going on a Julia Roberts movie binge? At the network's Upfront presentation today, executives said they're developing drama series based on Mona Lisa Smile and Mystic Pizza.
Details are scarce at this point for both projects. The Mona Lisa Smile news just confirms that the potential show would have its roots in the movie. As for Mystic Pizza, it's being developed as a two-hour "back-door pilot" called Mystic Pizza: Another Slice and has one of the film's writers, Amy Holden Jones, on board as an executive producer.
These are just the latest two movies to potentially leap to the small screen (this year's crop of pilots already includes Parenthood on NBC and 10 Things I Hate About You on ABC Family). But they seem like kind of strange choices to me — though I suppose they at least fit Lifetime's demographic. I have a hard time imagining Mystic Pizza continuing unless it was with a whole new crop of girls — and I can't see how they'll be half as charming as the original group! As for Mona Lisa Smile, I wonder if they'd try focusing on one of the supporting characters from the movie.
Is this blasphemy? Or could you imagine either series being a success?
To my surprise, I actually enjoyed this weekend's new romantic drama No Reservations, all about a chef at a fancy New York restaurant. My enjoyment wasn't entirely dependent upon the fact that there was food involved, but I have found that I am often drawn to movies that include luscious shots of delicious-looking food. Even better are those movies, like Waitress, that use food as a kind of structural device (Keri Russell's character thinks up new pies that reflect what's going on in her life).
So for this week's Buzzworthy challenge, tell me: What are your favorite foodie movies? In addition to Waitress, I also love Big Night and Mystic Pizza, so I've started things off by bookmarking those movies, too. Using Buzzsugar's cool bookmarking tool, just bookmark your own favorites and tag them with the phrase foodie movies. Don't be alarmed when they're added to my widget below, that's just what happens!
I'll post some readers' picks here next week. You can also now make a list of your picks. Here are mine:
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