Jon Favreau Set to Direct and Star in Chef

The Iron Man director is going back to his indie roots with this independent comedy about an unhinged chef in Los Angeles.
BYBrian Gallagher | April 26th, 2013
Jon Favreau Set to Direct and Star in Chef

Jon Favreau to write, direct, and star in the indie comedy Chef After taking the reins on blockbusters such as Iron Man and Iron Man 2, Jon Favreau is in talks to write, direct, and star in Chef.

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.

As an actor, Jon Favreau will next be seen reprising his role as Happy Hogan in Iron Man 3, and in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street. No production schedule was given for Chef.

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