“You're going to find out about it anyway, so here's some forewarning: there's no happy ending
In the official trailer
for "Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain
," the late Anthony Bourdain's voice greets viewers.
The upcoming documentary
about the renowned chef, restaurateur, and author is billed as “an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon.” Produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, who previously worked on the Mister Rogers biopic, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” the film appears to unpack Bourdain’s life as a food
and travel lover looking for meaning.
Bourdain committed suicide
in June 2018 while working on an episode of his hit CNN
show, "Parts Unknown." His death
shocked the world, as his influence extended far beyond the food world.
After gaining notoriety with his autobiography "Kitchen Confidential" in 2000, he went on to star in TV shows such as the aforementioned "Parts Unknown" and the Travel Channel's "No Reservations."
Bourdain was survived by his ex-wife Ottavia Busia's young daughter, and he was in a relationship with Italian actress and director Asia Argento at the time of his death.
It's unclear whether Argento will appear in the docuseries, but his daughter can be seen in the above trailer a few times.
The film will be released on July 16, and if the trailer is any indication, bring tissues.