Focus Features has released the first trailer for Roadrunner, a film about chef and travel animator Anthony Bourdain. Directed by Morgan Neville (20 feet from fame, won’t you be my neighbor?), the film explores the life and times of the late Bourdain, an anonymous former chef who became a cultural icon.
This month marks the third anniversary of Bordain’s death by suicide, which occurred in his hotel room in Kaysersberg near Colmar. This makes the new trailer all the more meaningful, as it gives us a glimpse into Bourdain’s complicated relationship with the world around him. Check out the full rundown below:
The culinary expert and TV personality was best known for hosting the Food Network show Visit of a cook, Travel chains No reservations, and CNN Unknown parts. He also found success with the best-selling book in 2000, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the belly of the kitchen. His unique perspective and inherent coolness ultimately made him a household name.
The official Focus Features synopsis reads, “This is not where you’re going. That’s what we leave behind … Chef, writer, adventurer, provocateur: Anthony Bourdain has lived his life shamelessly. Roadrunner: a film about Anthony Bourdain is an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon. From Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville, this flawless take on Bourdain resonates with his presence, in his own voice, and in the way he has had an indelible impact on the world around him.
Roadrunner will debut nationally in theaters on July 16.
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