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SXSW First Look: Triple Threat Jon Favreau's 'Chef,' Starring Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson & Robert Downey Jr.

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! March 7, 2014 at 1:49PM

Check out the first clip from SXSW-bound comedy "Chef," written and directed by, and starring, Jon Favreau, who plays a seasoned chef who quits his LA job and must pick up the pieces.
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'Chef'
'Chef'

Check out the first clip, which debuted at Buzzfeed, from SXSW-bound comedy "Chef." It's written and directed by, and stars, Jon Favreau, who plays a seasoned chef who quits his LA job and must pick up the pieces. Rounding out the A-list cast are Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Emjay Anthony, Scarlett Johansson, and Robert Downey, Jr.

Adrift in Miami, Favreau's Carl Casper teams up with his ex-wife (Vergara), his friend (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.

Here's that clip, and watch Favreau and Downey Jr. talk the art of the movie poster below.

Chef

This article is related to: Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Scarlett Johansson, SXSW, South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW), Robert Downey Jr., Festivals


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