Helen Mirren to Star in DreamWorks' 'JOURNEY'

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Variety reports that Helen Mirren and Manish Dayal have signed on to star in DreamWorks upcoming drama THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY, based on the novel by author Richard Morais.

The film will be helmed by Lasse Hallstrom from a script by Steven Knight. Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake will produce. The film is set to hit theaters on August 8, 2014.

According to the report, the story centers on "an Indian family that moves to Southern France and opens an Indian restaurant a hundred feet across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant, and a culinary battle ensues."

Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy-winning actress Mirren's Broadway credits include the revival of Dance of Death in 2001 A Month in the Country in 1995, for both of which she was nominated for Best Actress in a Play at the Tony Awards.

Mirren is perhaps best known for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in "The Queen" (2006). This performance earned Mirren 26 major awards, including the Oscar for Best Featured Actress. West End credits include Collected Stories and Orpheus Descending. She can most recently be seen in "Hitchcock," opposite Anthony Hopkins.