Ramsay will apparently teach the actor 'flash tricks like knife-work'
Bradley Cooper will reportedly receive a “crash course in cookery” from Gordon Ramsay for his role in an upcoming movie called Chef.
The Silver Linings Playbook actor has recently signed a deal to star as fictional chef Adam Jones, who blows his early potential with drink and drug abuse, only to sober up and set his sights on attaining three Michelin stars. Director John Wells (August: Osage County) is due to begin shooting the tasty-sounding drama next year (2014).
According to The Sun, Cooper will prepare for the role by receiving one-on-one kitchen tuition from Gordon Ramsay, who will reportedly serve as a “consultant” on the film.
A “source” apparently told the tabloid: “Gordon jumped at the chance to be involved in this. He has a lot of showbiz pals in LA through being mates with the Beckhams. So it was only a matter of time before he got involved in the movie business out there. Gordon’s going to be giving Bradley a crash-course in cookery and teaching him some flash tricks like knife-work so Bradley looks like an experienced chef.”
Ramsay could even land a role in the film, added The Sun‘s source: “He’s used to being in front of the camera, so who knows? A cameo in Chef would be the perfect start if he wanted to dip his toe into acting.”
Ramsay’s only previous film appearance came in Love’s Kitchen, a flop British romcom that came out in 2011 and currently holds a 19% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Meanwhile, another film called Chef is currently in the works and boasts an ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson and Sofia Vergara.