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Cooper's Chef Sends Cease-and-Desist to Favreau's Chef

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Things are getting confusing in Cannes with two films titled Chef being shopped, so Sony Pictures (which controls the Bradley Cooper Chef film) has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Aldamisa (which controls the Jon Favreau Chef film). According to the Hollywood Reporter, the cease-and-desist requests that Favreau's team change the title of their film on threat of legal action. Luckily, coming up with a title other than Chef shouldn't really be that hard.

According to Deadline Hollywood, news of the cease-and-desist come right on the heels of Bradley Cooper officially committing to be a part of the Sony Pictures project. Favreau has nabbed big names for his film recently too, including Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr. Both films tell the story of a chef who messes up his career and then gets it back in a bigger, better way. Favreau will come back with a food truck, whereas Cooper will come back with fine dining.

· Cannes: Rival 'Chef' Projects Pit Bradley Cooper Against Jon Favreau [THR]
· Cease And Desist Goes To Jon Favreau's Rival Chef Pic [DH]
· All Chef Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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