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Robert Downey Jr. Will Be in Jon Favreau's Chef Film

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Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. has decided to cast his futuristic robot armor aside for a moment to be in Jon Favreau's upcoming film, Chef. Favreau has been in all three Iron Man movies alongside Downey Jr., and directed the first two. No word on Downey Jr.'s role, but Deadline has a few plot details. It turns out Favreau's lead character, an "emotional" Los Angeles chef, loses his job and starts a food truck to "reclaim his artistic promise." How 2010?

Anyway, as previously announced, Favreau will write/star/direct in the film, and Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale wil co-star. It should be noted that this is not the same project as the upcoming Bradley Cooper restaurant movie, which also has the working title of Chef. Filming begins in July; first person to send in a photo of the Favreaumobile shall bask in the glow of ultimate Eater tipster glory.

· Jon Favreau's 'Chef' Adds Robert Downey Jr. [Deadline]
· All Jon Favreau Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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