The Upcoming Anthony Bourdain Documentary Just Released Its First Trailer

Anthony Bourdain needs little introduction. He was a celebrity chef, host, and author well known for being unapologetically frank, adventurous, witty, and incredibly passionate about traveling to unexplored locations and deep-diving into its people, traditions, culture, and, most importantly: food. It's nearly impossible to talk about travel and food shows without talking about Bourdain's "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" and "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," both of which are world travel shows which he hosted.

It shook fans, fellow chefs, and the entire travel and culinary world when Bourdain died by suicide on June 8, 2018, per Biography. Now, exactly three years after his death, the trailer for "Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain," a documentary that will explore Bourdain's life, is out (via Focus Features). According to The Hollywood Reporter, the documentary is backed by Focus Features and directed by Morgan Neville, an Oscar-winning filmmaker whose other works include directing "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" and "Ugly Delicious."

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Roadrunner will release on July 16

"Roadrunner" will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 11 after which it will release in theatres across the country on July 16 and will then be aired on CNN and HBO Max (via Variety). So, what can you expect from the documentary? The official website by Focus Features describes the documentary as being "an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon" and that "this unflinching look at Bourdain reverberates with his presence, in his own voice and in the way he indelibly impacted the world around him."

If the trailer offers a glimpse, the documentary will be partly narrated by old clips of Bourdain himself talking, along with interviews from his friends and chefs David Chang and Éric Ripert, artist David Choe, and "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" director Tom Vitale (via People). 

The trailer begins with Anthony Bourdain saying, "You're probably going to find out about it anyway so here's a little preemptive truth-telling: There's no happy ending." If that's any indication of what the documentary is going to be like, it's probably best to sit tight with a box of tissues when you watch it.