As a huge fan of Jon Favreau's earlier indie films such as Swingers and Made, I can't help but be very excited about his next movie, Chef. After directing big budget films like Iron Man and Cowboys Vs. Aliens, it's cool to see Favreau go back to his roots and make a fun indie film again.
The movie has an amazing cast that also includes Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, and Robert Downey Jr. Here's the synopsis:
When Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son (Emjay Anthony) to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love.
It's set to kick off the South by Southwest Film Festival in March, and I wish I could be there to see it. It will be released in theaters on May 9th, though!