See Jane Lynch cook with Meryl Streep


Jane Lynch

and Meryl Streep in a movie? Together? Is it Christmas already?

Everyone’s favorite lesbian scene-stealer Jane Lynch has signed to star opposite Meryl

Streep in the new film Julie & Julia. Meryl will play the culinary legend

Julia Child, and Jane will play her sister.

The film is based on the memoir

(or, more accurately, blogoir) Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524

Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
by author/blogger Julie Powell.

In 2002, Powell was working as a secretary and living in a run-down apartment

in Queens. On a whim, she decided to try to make all 524 recipes in

Child’s classic cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking

in the span of a year. To chronicle her epic undertaking, she

started a blog. Long story slightly shorter, the blog became a book

and the book is now becoming a movie.

Added into the mix are Amy

as title-character Julie, Stanley Tucci

as Child’s husband, Paul, and Nora Ephron

(When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail) writing and

directing. While the memoir focused mainly on Julie’s trials and tribulations

tackling her year-long adventures in cooking, the movie will bring in

more backstory about Child’s life, including her years spent in Paris

in the ’40s and ’50s. Child passed away in 2004, just two days before

her 92nd birthday.

I can’t wait to see how

Meryl portrays the famed chef. So much of Child’s endlessly enthusiastic

style has been caricatured already (hello, Dan Aykroyd). Jane, for her

part, will get to act alongside her idol. Though, it turns out

that when the two met

years ago
on the

set of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, they

could easily have started their own mutual admiration society.

“(Meryl) hugged me, then

she gave me a kiss and told me she was a huge fan of Best in Show.

And you know, I didn’t expect that at all. I was prepared to bow at

her feet, so for her to do that was just incredible. And she held

my hand
while we talked. I remember watching Sophie’s Choice

in graduate school and being just devastated by her, by that

kind of acting. So for her to do that — to me? It was a huge

moment for me. It was almost too incredible.”

Awww. Now I know Christmas

came early. Seriously, two of the best professional scenery-chewers in the

business together in one movie? And a movie about food? Is it

too early to get in line for tickets?

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