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Trailer: Meryl Streep as Julia Child

Via the excellent cooking site Simply Recipes, here’s the trailer for JULIE AND JULIA, Nora Ephron’s upcoming film based on Julie Powell’s book by the same name. Subtitled “My Year of Cooking Dangerously” and inspired by a blog she maintained during the project, the book was Powell’s memoir of reinventing her life by cooking every one of the 524 recipes in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking in a single year.

Meryl Streep does a good Julia Child impression here, but I wonder if she’ll truly be able to disappear into the character. When a famous actor plays a famous contemporary personality, the familiarity of the actor can overwhelm the actual performance.