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'Chef' Returning to Theaters

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! August 19, 2014 at 2:58PM

Indie sensation "Chef," from writer/director/producer/star Jon Favreau, is returning to theaters nationwide on August 29 from Open Road Films.
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'Chef'
'Chef'

Indie sensation "Chef," from writer/director/producer/star Jon Favreau, is returning to theaters nationwide on August 29 from Open Road Films.

Since hitting theaters in May 2014, the food-truck comedy has racked up nearly $30 million at the box office, with a lot of audience and critics' love. Celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain and Tom Colicchio have, according to Open Road, come out in support of the film, which opened SXSW earlier in the Spring and snapped up the Audience Award at the 2014 Newport Beach Film Festival.

"Chef" features an all-star cast including Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Amy Sedaris, Robert Downey Jr. and young actor Emjay Anthony.

Members of the following film industry guilds and organizations will be able to use their official guild cards for free entrance to see CHEF when it returns to theaters nationwide beginning August 29, 2014:  AMPAS, ACE, ADG, ASC, BAFTA, CAS, DGA, HFPA, MPEG, MPSE, PGA, SAG NOM COM and WGA. 

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