Spiderman actor Tobey Maguire has been tapped to play Alinea chef Grant Achatz in a biopic of the chef’s forthcoming memoir, a tipster tells Eater. Also apparently attached to the project is director David Dobkin. Neither Maguire nor Dobkin are faces we’d have pegged for the project — Dobkin is best known for directing the Vince Vaughn vehicles Wedding Crashers and Fred Claus; Maguire only resembles Achatz inasmuch as they’re both youthful and male. More info as we get it. [Eater]
Update: Alinea managing partner Nick Kokonas has declined to comment. Our intrigue grows.