CNN Developing 'Definitive' Documentary About Anthony Bourdain

"We want to make it exquisite for Tony. We want to do him justice."

Just two months after the death of Anthony Bourdain, it has been reported that CNN is hoping to bring his story to the big screen.

The network, which was home to Bourdain's Parts Unknown, revealed that they were planning on what they claimed would be the "definitive Bourdain feature documentary".

"As well as we knew Tony, because he did reveal himself in the series," CNN's Amy Entelis told Vanity Fair, "there was still a hunger to know more about him, and to honour his work and celebrate him. The documentary format became one of the more obvious ways to go."

"We just want to make it perfect. We want to make it exquisite for Tony. We want to do him justice."

Bourdain was found dead by fellow chef Eric Ripert during the filming of the latest season of Parts Unknown. CNN, where Bourdain had made his home on the network for five years, confirmed the news and reported that the 61-year-old had taken his own life.

The film is expected to be released just in time for the festival circuit next year, while the 12th season of Parts Unknown is set to debut on CNN later this year.

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