In the new film based on the Julie Powell cooking memoir "Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen," Amy Adams stars as an unhappy secretary who seeks inspiration in the recipes of culinary icon Julia Child, portrayed by Streep.
Variety reports that Tucci is in negotiations to join the cast of the Nora Ephron adaptation as Paul Cushing Child, husband to Streep's character.
Adams and Streep currently co-star in the screen adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's Tony-winning drama Doubt.
Ephron, the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of "When Harry Met Sally," and "Sleepless in Seattle," will direct her adaptation of "Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen" centering on a 30-ish secretary in a dead end job who decides to reclaim her life by cooking each of the 524 recipes in Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" in the span of one year. She chronicles her endeavors through a blog that becomes popular among the culinary crowd. However, Julie soon learns that "simple French cooking" doesn't always translate to "easy French cooking."
Tucci has appeared on Broadway in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Execution of Justice, The Iceman Cometh and The Misanthrope. He has earned an Emmy for his work on "Monk" and won Golden Globes for his screen performances in "Conspiracy" and "Winchell." Columbia expects a 2009 release date for the picture.