Gallagher, who previously worked at Focus and Lightstorm, joins Roger Gual’s comedy set at the famous El Bulli restaurant
Former Focus Features and Lightstorm Entertainment script reader Megan Gallagher has joined multi-award winning director Roger Gual’s (pictured) $6m romantic comedy Tasting Menu as a script consultant.
Tasting Menu will be set around the closing night of world famous restaurant El Bulli, to the north of Barcelona, as celebrated chef Ferran Adria prepares for his final service. Arriving to mark the passing of the restaurant, a divorced couple find themselves drawn into the lives of customers from all over world.
Shooting will take place on location at the restaurant next September with production duties shared between Lars Von Trier’s Zentropa Entertainment’s production arms in Spain, Berlin and Denmark, alongside Paris-based outfit Slot Machine.
Zentropa Spain’s CEO David Matamoros said: “We have confirmed Gallagher as a script consultant to help director Roger Gual finish off the final details with co-writers Silvia González Laá and novelist Javier Calvo.”
Gallagher currently works as am independent script consultant with Zentropa Norway having previously worked in Hollywood at Creative Artists Agency, Focus Features and James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment, where she helped with films including Avatar and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.
“We plan to have an A-list cast for Tasting Menu, and have already approached US and UK actresses between 30 and 35 years old for one of the roles,” added Matamoros.Trust Nordisk will handle international sales.
Catalan film-maker Gual previously directed the drama Smoking Room (2002), which won awards at the Goyas and Karlovy Vary film festival, and Remake (2006).
Zentropa Spain is also in development on a fantasy adventure film titled Dragons with Kim Gazquez directing. It is based on a screenplay by Pere Saballs i Nadal, who also wrote the script for renowned cinematographer Xavi Gimenez’s directorial debut Cruzando El Limite, produced by Filmax.
Dragons will also shoot in Catalunya next September and Matamoros believes the project will have worldwide appeal.