Exclusive 'Chef' Clip: Jon Favreau's Sad Social Media Damage Control
By DAVID WEINER
May 13, 2014
Jon Favreau's gastric comedy Chef is a hit on the indie circuit, and we've got an exclusive clip from the film in which Jon's character attempts to do some spin control to his damaged reputation. Watch and share!
After burning up the box office with two Iron Man movies and the big-budgeted Cowboys & Aliens, Jon Favreau has gone back to basics (in the indie mode of his fun films Swingers and Made) with Chef, the story of an optimistic-yet-obstinate culinary chief who quits his job at a prominent L.A. restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (played by Dustin Hoffman).
Reeling from a tarnished reputation thanks to social media, he heads to Miami, where he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck and reignite his passion for food, life and love.
Written, directed and co-produced by Favreau, the film boasts a supporting cast that includes Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Bobby Cannavale, Oliver Platt and Emjay Anthony.
Chef expands into more theaters nationwide this week.