In what is truly an only-in-New-York story, David Fishman, the pint-sized aspiring restaurant critic is back! We spoke about him earlier — some found him charmingly precocious, but we must admit that we fell on the side of dismayed.
It is a somewhat endearing story on many levels, and we applaud anyone who shows such an early interest in becoming an epicure, but it felt preposterous more than anything else. Like a movie, some might say! One of those aspirational flicks for kids, wherein a 10-year old protagonist does a 40-year old’s job.
Well, apparently, Hollywood felt the same, because Fishman’s story is being turned into a movie — possibly. Rights have been acquired, and
Goldwyn said the food-critic article offered a recipe for a youth-themed empowerment film. He said that the producers may secure life rights of the subject, David Fishman, who writes his critiques in a private journal and has struck up a kinship with a prominent restaurateur.
We don’t see this turning into a Ratatouille-level heartwarmer, but you never know! (And anyway, we’re willing to concede that we might be in the minority when it comes to popular sentiment on this whole story.)
Paramount acquires kid critic story [Variety]