Focus Features has officially set the release date for award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville’s upcoming documentary film titled Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain. This comes after it was recently announced that the docufilm would be having its world premiere on June 11 as part of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival official 2021 lineup. After that, Roadrunner is scheduled to arrive in U.S. theaters on Friday, July 16, which will be followed by a TV premiere on CNN and a streaming debut on HBO Max.
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain will center around the uncommon life of the late storyteller, explorer, and chef, Anthony Bourdain, who passed away in 2018 at the age of 61.
Before his untimely death, the renowned chef gained recognition for hosting a number of popular food and travel shows, including Food Network’s A Cook’s Tour; Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover; and CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. He was also known for his best-selling books such as Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, The Nasty Bits and No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach.
Oscar-winner Morgan Neville(20 Feet from Stardom, Won’t You Be My Neighbor) directs the documentary film. It was executive produced by CNN Films and HBO Max with Caitrin Rogers and Nevill serving as producers through his Tremolo Productions.