Robert Downey Jr to star in Chef

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 May 2013
Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. is teaming up with his 'Iron Man' and 'Iron Man 2' director Jon Favreau to appear in the forthcoming low-budget comedy drama 'Chef'

Robert Downey Jr. is to star in 'Chef'.

The 48-year-old actor is teaming up with his 'Iron Man' and 'Iron Man 2' director Jon Favreau to appear in the forthcoming low-budget comedy drama.

The movie - which will also feature Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale - will see Favreau direct and star as a man who loses his job in a posh restaurant and faces being cut off from his family.

In a bid to kickstart his career and find favour with his loved ones once again, he decides to start up a food truck.

It is as yet unclear what role Downey - who was most recently seen in 'Iron Man 3' - will play in the film.

As well as directing and starring in the film, Favreau has also written the script.

Speaking about the production, the filmmaker - who is directing for the first time since 2011's 'Cowboys and Aliens' - said: "Setting a film in the culinary world of Los Angeles offers wonderful opportunities for a character-driven comedy."

Production will start on July 8 in Los Angeles.

Chef

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • Written by: Jon Favreau
  • Cast: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson
  • UK release: 27 June 2014

A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to recreate his creativity, while piecing back together his estranged family.

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