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'Chef' First Look: Favreau's Indie Road Movie is Food Porn (NEW POSTER, TRAILER)

Writer-director Jon Favreau took his scruffy indie crowdpleaser to SXSW and now the family movie about food is heading for theaters. Open Road will open the film starring Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey, Jr. on May 9. "I shoot food like Michael Bay shoots babes in bikinis," says Favreau. See new trailer and full poster below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 7, 2014 2:53 PM
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SXSW Opener, Jon Favreau's 'Chef,' is Scruffy Indie Crowdpleaser

Jon Favreau took a break from tentpole movies to direct a scruffy family comedy that wears its insecurities on its sleeve. "I shoot food like Michael Bay shoots babes in bikinis," he told me at the rooftop after party.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 8, 2014 4:48 PM
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Back to 'Swingers': Favreau's Indie Pic 'Chef' Goes to Open Road

Jon Favreau has swung from hefty to skinny and back again, from indie to studio, original to sequel. Now yet another Marvel director is taking a studio vacation via indie production. The "Iron Man" director has returned to his "Swinger" roots, Joss Whedon-style, with "Chef," which he wrote, directed and stars in. Open Roads has picked up U/S rights to the film which starts shooting this July in Los Angeles for release on May 9, 2014.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 12, 2013 6:35 PM
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