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Cooper is set to star in "Chef," a drama directed by John Wells for Sony Pictures about a drug-addicted chef with Michelin-starred restaurant dreams. A source close to the project tells The Sun newspaper, "Gordon's going to be giving Bradley a crash-course in cookery and teaching him some flash tricks like knife-work so Bradley looks like an experienced chef."
Though "Chef" won't start production until 2014, the film has already been making headlines. Sony sent a cease-and-desist letter over a comedy project of the same name, which Jon Favreau plans to produce, direct and star in. Also attached to Favreau's "Chef" are Robert Downey, Jr., Sofia Vergara and John Leguizamo. »
Universal Pictures has released a french trailer for "Kick-ass 2", the August 16 release written and directed by Jeff Wadlow and starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Morris Chestnut, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison and Jim Carrey. After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist.reborn as The Mother F%*^r.only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation.The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows. »
Robert Downey, Jr. recently boarded the project, which is set to be presented at Cannes this week.
And now Variety report that Scarlett Johansson has come on board the project alongside him, joining an already-brilliant cast led by Favreau, Downey, Jr., Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, and Bobby Cannavale.
The film revolves around a man (Favreau) who loses his job as a chef, and then starts up a food truck to reclaim his artistic promise and his estranged family.
Johansson will be playing Molly, the restaurant manager and sometimes love interest of Favreau’s chef, Carl Casper.
Favreau, Johansson, and Downey, Jr. have of course worked together in the past already, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Bradley Cooper is in talks to lead John Wells’ (August: Osage County) Chef, which is one of two projects going by the same name, currently being developed by different studios. The other Chef belongs to Jon Favreau.
The former comes from screenwriter Steven Knight. It tells the story of rock star chef who, after losing his prized restaurant in Paris, attempts to make a comeback with a new place in London.
The latter follows a chef who, after losing his job, decides to open a food truck business. Aside from Favreau, the cast also includes Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale.
Source: Deadline »
- Laura Frances
Favreau also wrote the script for the movie which "follows a man who loses his chef job and starts up a food truck to reclaim his artistic promise and estranged family at the same time."
According to the report, Johansson will play a character named Molly, a "restaurant manager and sometimes love interest of Favreau’s character, chef Carl Casper." Who wouldn't want to cast Johansson as their love interest? Favreau had this to say in a brief statement,
Scarlett is a tremendous talent and I’m honored to be collaborating with her again. I’m so fortunate to be working with such a fine ensemble.
The movie is set to start production on July 8th, and it also stars Sofia Vergara, »
- Joey Paur
The story follows Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) who loses his job as a chef in Los Angeles, and decides to start up a food truck to get his culinary juices flowing again, and reconnect with his family. Scarlett Johansson is playing Molly, the restaurant manager and Carl's on-and-off love interest. Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, and Robert Downey Jr. co-star in the indie.
"Scarlett is a tremendous talent and I'm honored to be collaborating with her again. I'm so fortunate to be working with such a fine ensemble."
The culinary arts and filmmaking don't seem to go together that often. You get the occasional great picture set in the restaurant world -- "Big Night" and "Ratatouille" spring to mind -- but more often than not, you end up with films more like "No Reservations" when you try to put cooks on screen. But now, chefs are suddenly the new, uh, Snow White, with two big names gearing up rival foodie-related pictures, to the extent that legal issues may be brewing over their titles. Jon Favreau is prepping to star and direct in a return to his indie roots with "Chef," a film about a professional cook who loses his job and sets up a food truck, and he's been quietly assembling a nice cast, with Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale and, most impressively of all, a cameo from megastar Robert Downey Jr. And now he's recruited another Avenger, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
The Iron Man 2 gang is getting back together for what will hopefully be a better movie than Iron Man 2. Variety is reporting that Scarlett Johansson will reunite with Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau for Favreau's indie film, Chef. The story centers on a man (Favreau) who loses his chef job and starts up a food truck to reclaim his artistic promise and reclaiming his estranged family. As we previously reported, the film will have a strong supporting cast with Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, and Bobby Cannavale on board to co-star. I'm happy to see Favreau returning to his indie roots (although in this case "indie" simply means it doesn't have the gigantic budgets of his recent films), and heading back into a leading role. He's so money and he knows it. But the movie is in for a fight over the title as Sony Pictures, which owns »
- Matt Goldberg
Can you say "'Iron Man 2" reunion"?
As much as we'd like to forget that particular sequel confection, all the essential ingredients of it were solid (except perhaps the gamey taste of Mickey Rourke), so it makes our mouth water to learn via The Hollywood Reporter that the delectable Scarlett Johansson will be assembling with Avenger Robert Downey Jr. for star/director Jon Favreau's "Chef."
The indie comedy, which is currently being sold at Cannes based on the aroma of its cast, will also feature Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale. The plot revolves around Favreau's chef Carl Casper who loses his restaurant gig and cooks up a food truck business in order to simultaneously reawaken the artist within and reconcile with his family.
Sounds like a lot on the menu, but for dessert you have Molly (Johansson), a "restaurant manager and love interest of Favreau’s character. »
- Max Evry
At the end of April, we learned that director Jon Favreau was getting back to his indie roots with a "character study" film called Chef. At the time, the cast included Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Canavale, but a couple bigger names have also signed up in the past week. Favreau's Iron Man franchise co-star Robert Downey Jr. has signed up for the indie along with Scarlett Johansson, also a big part of the Marvel franchise, including The Avengers. While the film is up for sale in Cannes right now for distribution, some of the cast is already working with Favreau and training to learn how to be a chef. In fact, Leguizamo himself has posted a couple pictures on Twitter of chef training with Favreau. More below! As for the film, the story is an original idea which follows Carl Casper (Favreau), who loses his chef job and »
- Ethan Anderton
Scarlett Johansson has joined the cast of writer/director Jon Favreau's Chef , which also stars Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale. "Scarlett is a tremendous talent and I'm honored to be collaborating with her again. I'm so fortunate to be working with such a fine ensemble," said Favreau in a statement. Favreau directed and co-starred with Johansson in Iron Man 2 . Johansson also starred in Iron Man 2 and Marvel's The Avengers with Downey Jr. The film follows a man, Carl Casper (Favreau), who loses his chef job and cooks up a food truck business in hopes of reestablishing his artistic promise. At the same time, he tries to reconnect with his estranged family. Johansson will play a woman named Molly, a restaurant »
Scarlett Johansson is the latest addition to Jon Favreau's ensemble comedy Chef. The actress joins the already cast Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, and Bobby Cannavale, playing "a woman named Molly, a restaurant manager and love interest of Favreau’s character." Favreau, who worked with Johansson on Iron Man 2, is happy to have her on board, saying: "Scarlett is a tremendous talent and I'm honored to be »
- Paul Shirey
Scarlett Johansson has signed up for a supporting role in Jon Favreau’s Chef, Aldamisa, which is repping the film as Cannes, announced Wednesday. The film, written, directed and starring Favreau, will also star Robert Downey Jr., Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale.
"Scarlett is a tremendous talent and I'm honored to be collaborating with her again. I'm so fortunate to be working with such a fine ensemble," said Favreau in a statement. Favreau directed Iron Man 2, which starred Johansson as Natasha Romanoff. Chef will also reunite Johansson and Favreau with Iron Man star
- Rebecca Ford
This cast just keeps getting bigger and better by the minute! Ahead of it trying to secure finance at Cannes this year, it was announced that Scarlett Johansson will be joining Robert Downey Jr, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale for a role in Jon Favreau’s latest project Chef.
The film tells the story of recently fired chef who tries to reclaim his love for food by starting a food truck. It is thought that Johansson will be starring as Molly, a restaurant owner and sometimes love interest for Jon Favreua’s character Carl. Speaking of the recent addition, Favreau said:
“Scarlett is a tremendous talent and I’m honored to be collaborating with her again. I’m so fortunate to be working with such a fine ensemble.”
We wonder if any more Avengers will be joining?
- Lucy Cave
Pic stars Robert Downey Jr., Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale and is based on an original idea and screenplay by Favreau. Karen Gilchrist and Aldamisa co-chairman Sergei Bespalov will produce, while Aldamisa and Mark Manuel’s Kilburn Media will finance.
Story follows a man who loses his chef job and starts up a food truck to reclaim his artistic promise and estranged family at the same time. Johansson will play Molly, the restaurant manager and sometimes love interest of Favreau’s character, chef Carl Casper.
Production is set to begin July 8 in Los Angeles.
“Scarlett is a tremendous talent and I’m honored to be collaborating with her again. I’m so fortunate to be working with such a fine ensemble, »
- Rachel Abrams
Barbara Marshall's deals with a plague that sweeps through a town and forces a girl’s family to make a devastating decision. [Source: Screen Daily]
Mandy Patinkin ("Homeland") and Josh Gad ("Love and Other Drugs") joined the Zach Braff-directed indie drama "Wish I Was Here". Braff helms from a screenplay he co-wrote with his brother, Adam J. Braff.
Braff plays a 35-year-old an actor who is struggling to provide for his family. When his ailing father »
- Garth Franklin
The project is being presented at Cannes this week, and Variety reports that Downey, Jr. has come on board to star alongside his Iron Man director and co-star.
Favreau will be taking the lead as a man who loses his job as a chef, and then sets up a food truck to reclaim his artistic promise as well as his estranged family.
He’ll be directing from his own script, something he hasn’t done since 2001’s Made, and will be producing alongside Karen Gilchrist (Cowboys & Aliens) and Sergei Bespalov (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For).
Said Favreau of the film,
“Setting a film in the culinary world of Los Angeles offers wonderful opportunities for a character driven comedy. »
- Kenji Lloyd
Chef is set to reunite Scarlett Johansson with her Iron Man 2 co-star Robert Downey Jr. and director Jon Favreau who writes the film, which also includes Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale, reports Variety. The project is based on Favreau's original idea and tells of a man who loses his job as a chef, and starts a food truck in order to reclaim his artistic promise and win back his family. Johansson's in as the restaurant manager Molly, and sometimes love interest to of chef Carl Casper (Favreau). Karen Gilchrist and Sergei Bespalov of Aldamisa are producing. Production on Chef is set to start in Los Angeles on July 8th. »
Robert Downey Jr. is set to appear in the upcoming film, Chef. Jon Favreau will star, direct and write the film, which centers around an emotional chef in La who loses his job and finds his passion for food again by starting a food truck.
Favreau and Downy have worked together on all three Iron Man movies. There is currently no indication on what role Downey will play, but he is likely to take on a lead character. Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannacale have also signed-on for the movie.
Filming for Chef will begin in July.
What is Casting Couch? It’s your place to catch up with all of the casting news that broke over the weekend. Just a couple days away from the Internet and you missed news involving Nicole Kidman, Kate Winslet, and Samuel L. Jackson. Catch up! One of the biggest reasons Robert Downey Jr. is experiencing a huge career resurgence right now is that Jon Favreau fought to cast him as the lead in the first Iron Man movie. After Downey killed it in that movie and he and Favreau made about a gabillion dollars together on it and the sequel, one would imagine a lifetime friendship was forged. That’s why, even though Favreau’s next film is a little indie dramedy he’s starring in himself called Chef, he’s still able to call in a big favor and have a huge star like Downey join the ensemble cast. Variety »
- Nathan Adams
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