Paramount and Ryan Seacrest Teaming on 'Food Fight' Pic (Exclusive)
Paramount Pictures is cooking up the big-screen comedy Food Fight, based loosely on the reality TV show Food Revolution, which centered on celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.
Ryan Seacrest, who teamed with Oliver on the short-lived ABC series, is producing alongside Adam Sher.
The story centers on a hot Los Angeles chef known for his popular gourmet food truck who gets into trouble and is sentenced to work at a school. The chef revamps the lunch program with a ragtag group of kids.
The project, which has been quietly simmering on the Melrose studio's backburner, would be in a similar vein to another Paramount hit, School of Rock. Food Fight dovetails with the British chef's major cause: bringing healthy food choices to schools amid skyrocketing health problems associated with poor nutrition.
Writer William Davies (How to Train Your Dragon) took a crack at the material. David Posamentier and Geoff Moore, the writer-director team behind the upcoming indie Better Living Through Chemistry, are now onboard to adapt.
Reality mogul Seacrest is looking to make a move into feature films. He also is teaming on an untitled romantic comedy with Reese Witherspoon's Type A Films, a project that is set up at Universal Pictures.