Jon Favreau returns to the indie movie scene with Chef, a sure to be heartwarming comedy about a fine dining chef who recaptures his passion by taking to the streets in a food truck. Favreau wrote, directed, and stars in the film. It’s a bit of a departure from his recent big budget action explosion films, but I have a feeling that movie Favreau’s small, independent food truck may have some parallels with real-life Favreau’s small, independent movie.
He scored a great cast for this one, including his old friends from the Iron Man series, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson. (There is a shot of Johansson sitting on Favreau’s bed in the trailer, and if she plays his love interest, I am going to throw something at the screen.) The rest of the cast includes Dustin Hoffman, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Oliver Platt, and Sofia Vergara.
Chef opens on May 9. Check out the trailer below.
Here's the official 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 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.