Child's play for Streep in Col's 'Julia'

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Meryl Streep will be whipping up some culinary delights as legendary chef Julia Child in Columbia's "Julie & Julia."

The film is an adaptation of the 2005 book by Julie Powell, "Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen."

Columbia is in negotiations with Amy Adams to co-star as Powell.

The film follows Powell, a government worker who decides to cook her way through Child's classic "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" in one year out of her small Brooklyn kitchen. Powell blogs her daily experiences, gaining a loyal following along the way.

Nora Ephron penned the script and is directing. Streep has starred in two films written by Ephron, 1983's "Silkwood" and 1986's "Heartburn." Ephron also is producing the film with Amy Robinson, Eric Steel and Laurence Mark.

Andrea Giannetti is overseeing for Columbia.

Streep's latest movie is "Lions for Lambs," in which she stars as a probing TV journalist opposite Tom Cruise and Robert Redford. It is set for release Nov. 9. She is repped by CAA.

Adams appears in the upcoming films "Enchanted" and "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day." She is repped by Endeavor, the Firm and attorney Jason Sloane.
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