Searchlight & Linklater Meet Up for Some "Fast Food"

by | December 19, 2005 | Comments

According to Variety, Eric Schlosser’s non-fiction book "Fast Food Nation" will be turned into a movie by director Richard Linklater, a pretty impressive ensemble cast, and the fine folks at Fox Searchlight.

"Fox Searchlight has picked up domestic distrib rights for "Fast Food Nation," Richard Linklater’s fictional telling of Eric Schlosser’s nonfictional account of why you should never eat at McDonald’s, Wendy’s or Burger King ever again.

The ensemble cast includes Patricia Arquette, Bobby Cannavale, Luis Guzman, Ethan Hawke, Ashley Johnson, Greg Kinnear, Kris Kristofferson, Avril Lavigne, Esai Morales, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Lou Taylor Pucci, Ana Claudia Talancon and Wilmer Valderrama.

Though principal photography recently wrapped, little has been revealed of the fictional script Linklater and Schlosser penned. The 2001 bestselling tome was a muckraking account of the fast-food industry that some reviewers have compared to Upton Sinclair’s 1906 meatpacking expose "The Jungle."

In a statement, Linklater said he approached Schlosser about a film when the author swung through Austin, Texas, on his book tour. "The idea that came out of our meetings was that the movie would not be a documentary but a character study of the lives behind the facts and figures," Linklater said. "I’m more interested in fiction than nonfiction. You get to the point through human storytelling."

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