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Mamma Mia! Wham! Go, Dog, Go! Soon, a new documentary, Fries!, will join the illustrious ranks of such exclamation-point art. Deadline reports Zero Point Zero, the production company best known for CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, has begun filming a documentary about the entire world’s obsession with fried potatoes. The release date has yet to be scheduled.

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The director behind the film is Michael Steed, who worked not only on Parts Unknown but was also the executive producer and creator of PBS’ The Mind Of A Chef, and has worked on The First 48 and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. Not a bad resumé.

“No other food bridges borders, language, and taste more than the humble but delicious fry,” Zero Point Zero co-founder and Fries! co-executive producer Lydia Tenaglia tells Deadline. “From three Michelin star kitchens in Manhattan or Paris to street carts in Lima, you can always find a savory fry.”

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We couldn’t agree more. Maybe a Jojos! doc next?

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.

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