In 2009 Child was half the focus of the feature film Julie & Julia , with Meryl Streep portraying Child; see below for further details.
Julie & Julia is a comedy-drama 2009 film written and directed by Nora Ephron . The film depicts events in the life of chef Julia Child in the early years in her culinary career, contrasting her life with Julie Powell , who aspires to cook all 524 recipes from Child's cookbook during a single year.
Ephron's screenplay is adapted from two books: My Life in France , Child's autobiography, written with Alex Prud'homme , and a memoir by Julie Powell. In August 2002, Powell started documenting online her daily experiences cooking each of the 524 recipes in Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking , and she later began reworking that blog , The Julie/Julia Project,  into a book, Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen (Little, Brown, 2005). The paperback was retitled Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously (Back Bay Books, 2006). Both books adapted by Ephron were written and published in the same time frame of 2004 to 2006. The film is the first major motion picture based on a blog.
Ephron began filming Julie & Julia in March 2008. Meryl Streep portrays Julia Child, and Amy Adams appears as Julie Powell. The film officially premiered on July 30, 2009 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City and opened throughout North America on August 7, 2009.