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Robert Downey Jr. joins the cast of Jon Favreau's indie pic Chef with Sofia Vergara and John Leguizamo

May. 10, 2013by: Paul Shirey
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While Marvel scrambles to lock down Robert Downey Jr. for THE AVENGERS 2, the actor will be taking a detour to co-star in Jon Favreau's latest pic, CHEF, which is an indie comedy starring Favreau, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, and Bobby Cannivale. While Favreau has been the big-budget go-to guy for a while now, directing both IRON MAN, IRON MAN 2, and COWBOYS AND ALIENS, the jack-of-all-trades originally got his filmmaking start with writing and acting in Doug Liman's indie hit SWINGERS, which he followed with his directorial debut, MADE, another low key project with Vince Vaughn (and underrated at that).

Favreau is directing the pic, based on his original script and stars as "a man who loses his chef job and starts up a food truck to reclaim his artistic promise and reclaiming his estranged family."

Not much else is known about the pic, but Favreau seems to think it's ripe for exploration, saying:

“Setting a film in the culinary world of Los Angeles offers wonderful opportunities for a character driven comedy.

Kind of makes me think of THE SLAMMIN' SALMON a bit, but there's nothing wrong with that. I think it's great that Favreau has nabbed Downey Jr. for a role as they've both played well together in the past. It'll be nice to see them both take a step back and play to something in the indie market and I'm sure they both feel the same.

CHEF begins filming in July with a release date to be determined.

In related news, here is Sofia Vergara eating an ice cream cone...

Extra Tidbit: If you haven't seen Swingers or Made, it's time to get acquainted.
Source: Variety

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10:32AM on 05/12/2013
Favreau and Downey Jr. work very well together. Hope to get more news on this.
Favreau and Downey Jr. work very well together. Hope to get more news on this.
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5:35PM on 05/11/2013
Sounds like a perfect movie for Favreau. And as much as I'm glad to have Downey in the A-list again, he's devoted far too much time to his two franchises and so I look forward to him in other movies. Plus, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale! And Vince Vaughn is at his best when he's being directed by his buddy.
Sounds like a perfect movie for Favreau. And as much as I'm glad to have Downey in the A-list again, he's devoted far too much time to his two franchises and so I look forward to him in other movies. Plus, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale! And Vince Vaughn is at his best when he's being directed by his buddy.
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10:16AM on 05/11/2013

Leguizamo!!!

The guy is so underrated and unappreciated. He is always the best part of the movies he is in and I can't wait for his banter to mash up with RDJ's.
The guy is so underrated and unappreciated. He is always the best part of the movies he is in and I can't wait for his banter to mash up with RDJ's.
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12:44AM on 05/11/2013
Thumbs up if you've caught the 'Rain Man Suite' Swingers reference in Iron Man.
Thumbs up if you've caught the 'Rain Man Suite' Swingers reference in Iron Man.
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8:24PM on 05/10/2013
Strange that what I know will be a good movie sounds so lame from the premise
Strange that what I know will be a good movie sounds so lame from the premise
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8:20PM on 05/10/2013

do you mean Bobby Cannavale?!

I hope so, cause he absolutely tore it up on season 3 of Boardwalk and definitely deserves award attention for his fantastic performance. Hope this is a juicy role for him cause he's one hell of an actor!
I hope so, cause he absolutely tore it up on season 3 of Boardwalk and definitely deserves award attention for his fantastic performance. Hope this is a juicy role for him cause he's one hell of an actor!
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8:07PM on 05/10/2013

Cool

Jon Favreau wrote and directed a little Indie comedy called "Made". It was a great little movie that felt like an alternate universe sequel to Swingers where Vince Vaughn is the complete opposite of his Swingers character. It was cool to see him tackle bigger and bigger budgeted films but after Iron Man 2 and Cowboys & Aliens (which smelled of studio interference) I"m happy to see him returning to his roots. And props to RDJ for lending some star power to the man who gambled on him for Iron
Jon Favreau wrote and directed a little Indie comedy called "Made". It was a great little movie that felt like an alternate universe sequel to Swingers where Vince Vaughn is the complete opposite of his Swingers character. It was cool to see him tackle bigger and bigger budgeted films but after Iron Man 2 and Cowboys & Aliens (which smelled of studio interference) I"m happy to see him returning to his roots. And props to RDJ for lending some star power to the man who gambled on him for Iron Man.
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7:24PM on 05/10/2013
This is great. These two work very well with one another and this should be no different.
This is great. These two work very well with one another and this should be no different.
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