First Trailer and Poster for THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY


DreamWorks Pictures has released the first trailer and poster for a culinary drama The Hundred-Foot Journey, produced by media honcho Oprah Winfrey and famed director Steven Spielberg.

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Richard C. Morais, the new film from Oscar nominee Lasse Hallström stars Hellen Mirren as a nasty French chef Madame Mallory.

The film in the vein of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel also stars Manish Dayal, Om Puri, and Charlotte Le Bon.

The Hundred-Foot Journey opens August 8th.

Hit the jump to check out trailer, poster and the official synopsis.

In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory’s culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan’s gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” abounds with flavors that burst across the tongue. A stimulating triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, with marjoram and madras, it is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one boy’s drive to find the comfort of home, in every pot, wherever he may be.