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Chef,” Jon Favreau’s movie about a chef who quits his job at a restaurant and launches a food truck, will open the South by Southwest Film Festival. Favreau wrote and directed the film, in which he also stars alongside Sofia Vergara, Dustin Hofman, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Robert Downey Jr. and Bobby Cannavale. “Jon Favreau’s wonderfully entertaining return to independent filmmaking works beautifully as our 2014 Opening Night Film, with his sharp and funny take on the world of food, artistry, and family in the age of social media,” SXSW film chief Janet Pierson said in a statement. The star-studded film. »

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