This project is not to be confused with The Weinstein Company's Chef, which has Bradley Cooper and Omar Sy attached to star and Derek Cianfrance (The Place Beyond the Pines) set to direct. The multi-hyphenate will play an emotional chef who runs a Los Angeles restaurant in this indie comedy, if his deal is finalized. The filmmaker is currently in talks with financiers and other actors to join the project.
Jon Favreau's last directorial effort was 2011's Cowboys & Aliens. He has long been attached to Disney's Magic Kingdom, although that project is still in development. The actor-filmmaker made his directorial debut in 2001 with Made, moving on to direct Elf and Zathura before stepping into the Marvel universe with 2008's Iron Man.