The first trailer has been released for Chef, a new comedy directed by and starring Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Cowboys & Aliens). This looks great, with a confidently light-hearted tone and feel-good vibe. It’s good see Favreau going to back to his indie roots with what could be a little gem. A chef that struggles between pleasing business-minded restaurant owners and followings his own creative path? Favreau’s discussion on his own career could be right here. Early reviews are pretty good, and the impressive cast certainly provides confidence. Warning: this trailer could make you really hungry…
Starring Jon Favreau, Oliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Dustin Hoffman, and Robert Downey Jr.
Official synopsis for Chef:
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.
ETA: USA – 9 May, 2014.