Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Casting call for the Aaron Franklin-John Mueller BBQ movie

Just finished the February Texas Monthly cover story about Aaron Franklin and John Mueller and it is a very nice read.

Posse member Mike Gagne even thinks the tale of the novice pitmaster (Franklin) and the troubled master (Mueller) would make a great movie.

Tobey Maguire as Franklin? Sean Penn as Mueller?

One pivotal scene in any movie would certainly have to be when Franklin had his barbecue epiphany at Louie Mueller Barbecue in 2002.

"I think I might have cried a little bit," Franklin told Texas Monthly of his reaction after his first taste of Mueller's brisket.

When the story hits the big screen, there might even be roles for some Posse members as extras. We're mentioned, along with several other blogs and online critics, as representing "a boom in barbecue connoisseurship, a growing movement spurred by the nationwide emergence of the modern foodie."

And we thought we just liked smoked meat.

2 comments:

  1. I will volunteer to be an extra eating Franklin BBQ in the movie.

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  2. Aaron, any comments you would like to make?

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