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Clarkson in the Kitchen With Martha
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart will be cooking up some new recipes with Patricia Clarkson in Scott Hicks' Mostly Martha.
By Mark Umbach

You'd be hard-pressed in Hollywood to find someone who isn't impressed by the work of Patricia Clarkson. From her Oscar-nominated turn on the big screen in Pieces of April to her award-winning performance that same year in The Station Agent to her Emmy-winning guest spot on Six Feet Under, Clarkson has proven her talent time and again. Now, Daily Variety reports the actress will team up with Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones in Mostly Martha, Scott Hicks remake of a 2001 German film.

Adapted by Carol Fuchs, the story centers on Martha (Zeta-Jones), a beautiful but emotionally fragile chef who starts up a romance with her quirky sous chef, to be played by Aaron Eckhart. Clarkson will play the owner of the restaurant in which Martha works. Sandra Nettlebeck wrote and directed the original German film.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow will be financing the film, which is being produced by Castle Rock Entertainment. Sergio Agureo and Kerry Heysen are the producers behind the romantic comedy, with Bruce Berman and Susan Cartsonis serving as the executive producers.

Clarkson, who can currently be seen in Best Picture Oscar nominee Good Night, and Good Luck, will soon be seen with Sean Penn, Jude Law and Kate Winslet in Steve Zaillian's All the King's Men. In addition to Pieces and Station, feature credits for the CAA-repped Clarkson include The Dying Gaul, Miracle and Dogville.


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