Robert Downey Jr. Reunites with 'Iron Man' Director Jon Favreau for 'Chef'

Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale co-star in this comedy about a renowned chef who starts up a food truck after losing his job.

Robert Downey Jr. joins Jon Favreau in Chef
Robert Downey Jr. joins Jon Favreau in Chef
Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to reunite with his Iron Man and Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau for the indie comedy Chef. This project is not to be confused with The Weinstein Company's Chef, which has Bradley Cooper and Omar Sy attached to star.

Chef, first reported on last month, brings Jon Favreau back to his indie roots, since he will star, write, produce, and direct the film. The multi-hyphenate will also play the lead role, a chef who loses his job and decides to start up a food truck, with the hope that he can re-ignite that culinary spark within, while getting back in touch with his estranged family. Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale are also starring. No details were given for Robert Downey Jr.'s character, or any of the supporting roles.

Jon Favreau is producing alongside Aldamisa co-chairman Sergei Bespalov and Karen Gilchrist. Aldamisa is financing the project, and will begin selling the project at Cannes next week. Here's what Jon Favreau had to say about the story.

"Setting a film in the culinary world of Los Angeles offers wonderful opportunities for a character driven comedy."

Production will begin July 8 in Los Angeles.

Chef was released May 9th, 2014 and stars Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Emjay Anthony, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, SofĂ­a Vergara, Oliver Platt. The film is directed by Jon Favreau.



Sources: Variety

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  1. Dan

    Nice.

    1 year agoby @dan1Flag

  2. thedude-abides

    Hell yes. RDJ will shine in this role. He'll do wonders with Favreau at the helm.

    1 year agoby @thedude-abidesFlag