An Anthony Bourdain Documentary is Coming


The life and career of late and much missed Anthony Bourdain, who died in June, will be the subject of a forthcoming documentary from the makers of his acclaimed Parts Unknown show, it's been reported.

In the works, the as yet untitled documentary could be released in early 2019, according to Vanity Fair, with CNN and production company Zero Point Zero, who made Parts Unknown, coming together for the project. The eventual film will be released at festivals initially, before heading to theatres and CNN.

According to CNN executive Amy Entelis – CNN is currently putting together the final season of Parts Unknown posthumously – there is "a hunger" to know more about Bourdain, who's book Kitchen Confidential, released in 2000, lifted the lid on the excesses of the industry. A documentary, she says, is one of the more obvious ways to honour his life and work.

“We just want to make it perfect,” says Entelis. “We want to make it exquisite for Tony. We want to do him justice.”

More details, as they become available. Watch a tribute to Bourdain below.