9 January 2014 3:13 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

South By Southwest -- the annual film, music and interactive festival that takes over downtown Austin, Texas . began teasing its wares for the 2014 event, announcing its Opening Night selection and a few key features that will dot its schedule. Jon Favreau.s anticipated Chef, starring the writer-director and a colorful cast of supporting talents, will kick off this year.s fest with a Friday evening screening on March 7. Favreau stars in the film, playing a celebrated chef who loses his high-profile gig, then decides to start a food truck while reuniting with his estranged family. The Elf and Iron Man director is calling Chef a return to his roots on SXSW.s official blog, though his cast is populated with non-indie darlings like Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hofman, Sofia Vergara and Bobby Cannavale. Expect Favreau to be in Austin for the film.s world premiere, and it will »

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