The trailer for a new documentary that follows the life of Anthony Bourdain has just dropped and as with anything Bourdain, it’s comes with a big hit of the television presenter’s energy, charisma and curious view on the world of food.
Launching July 16th, the documentary promises an “intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon.
The film is titled, Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain and directed by Academy-Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville who produced Won't You Be My Neighbor?
The trailer shows a glimpse into the rise of Bourdain who jumped from chef to author and eventually the TV host the world wanted to teach us about food and the cultural connections it creates.
It starts with the stark warning from Bourdain himself that the story will not have a happy ending, a nod to the sad news that the chef took his own life while filming an episode for the 12th season of his Parts Unknown series in France.
Bourdain’s long-term assistant, Laurie Woolever recently published a new Bourdain book billed as an irreverent guide to world travel with listings and musings from the chef on 43 different countries.