Anthony Bourdain, the late celebrity chef and travelogue host, will be the focus of a new documentary created by Focus Features, CNN Films and HBO Max.
Bourdain, who reinvented celebrity cooking television, created a series of different shows which focused on the exploration of international culture and cuisine and did so with an alternative edge.
Having been found dead in early June 2018, Bourdain’s legacy will now be explored in a documentary created by Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville—a director who claimed the Academy Award for 20 Feet from Stardom.
“Anthony Bourdain did more to help us understand each other than just about anyone in the history of television,” Neville said in a statement. “He connected with people not in spite of his flaws, but because of them. To have the opportunity to tell his story is humbling. CNN is in the DNA of Tony’s work, and the perfect partners in this journey.
“I’m thrilled to be re-teaming with Focus Features after our journey on Won’t You Be My Neighbor?. I am also happy that HBO Max will make sure Tony’s audience only continues to grow.”
While the documentary has yet to be named, the press release states that it “will provide access to family photos, home movies, letters, music, and other content that will add greater insights into his work and life.”