Paltrow is in negotiations to star in the indie “Blood, Bones & Butter” – an adaptation of Gabrielle Hamilton’s food-based memoir. The book follows Hamilton’s journey from her “unconventional” background as the youngest of five children born to a French mother and circus-set-designing father, and then chronicles her path to becoming a chef. The Hollywood Reporter describes the story as “in a similar vein as 'Julie & Julia' ” and will see Paltrow (who herself has authored a cookbook) playing the role of Hamilton, with the project currently out to writers.
Outside of her role as Pepper Potts we’ve seen Paltrow attracted to music-based roles in recent years. She starred (and sung an Oscar-nominated song) in “Country Strong” in 2010 and has popped up as Holly Holliday in three cringe-inducing episodes of “Glee.” But with "Blood, Bones & Butter" coming on the back of “Contagion,” does this suggest that food is the new music for Gwyneth? She did name her daughter Apple, after all. Let’s hope that she has a slightly better experience with food in this project though…because it certainly didn’t end well for her after a meal in "Contagion."