In a pre-Cannes move, Robert Downey Jr. has reteamed with Iron Man director Jon Favreau on the indie ensemble comedy Chef, with production starting July 8th in Los Angeles.
Aldamisa will present the project at Cannes next week and has already begun selling international markets.
Favreau, Karen Gilchrist, and Aldamisa co-chairman Sergei Bespalov are producing. Favreau is directing from his own script and starring as a man who loses his chef job and starts up a food truck to reclaim his artistic promise and reclaiming his estranged family. Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, and Bobby Cannavale are also starring. [ETA: Scarlet Johansson has also jumped on board.]
“Setting a film in the culinary world of Los Angeles offers wonderful opportunities for a character driven comedy,” said Favreau.