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‘Julie and Julia’ preem one tasteful affair

Pic stars, Sony execs, chefs mingle in Manhattan

For her latest pic, “Julie and Julia” writer-director Nora Ephron faced the daunting challenge of adapting Julie Powell‘s and Julia Child’s memoirs into one screenplay.

At Thursday’s Ziegfeld preem, helmer said she decided to take a few notes from an unlikely source.

“It’s always hard to combine two stories, but I was inspired by ‘The Godfather: Part II.’ I consider this film a ninth cousin to that movie,” Ephron quipped.

Powell said Ephron’s decision to make the film helped propel it to another level.

“Initially, the rights (to my book) were bought by (pic’s producer) Eric Steel,” Powell said. “He was going to make this small indie film. Then Nora popped up and said, ‘Oh, I’ll do it.’ So it suddenly became this big movie.”

At the Metropolitan Club after- party, pic’s Amy Adams and Stanley Tucci mingled with chefs such as Anthony Bourdain as well as Sony execs Howard Stringer, Michael Lynton, Amy Pascal and Jeff Blake.

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