Dustin Hoffman Signs on For Chef

Posted by at 10:56 am on July 16, 2013

Dustin HoffmanDustin Hoffman has joined the ensemble of the Jon Favreau comedy “Chef.” He joins a cast that already includes Robert Downey Jr., Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson and Bobby Cannavale. Favreau also stars and will direct.

The project is based on an original idea and screenplay by Favreau. Karen Gilchrist and Aldamisa co-chairman Sergei Bespalov will produce, while Aldamisa and Mark Manuel’s Kilburn Media will finance. The ttory follows a man who loses his chef job and starts up a food truck to reclaim his artistic promise and estranged family at the same time. Open Road Films will distribute.

Favreau broke the news by tweeting a Vine video labeled “new castmembers” that featured Hoffman.

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