After many Vines and some legal troubles, actor/writer/director Jon Favreau is ready to premiere his film Chef at Austin's SXSW Film Festival. Entertainment Weekly reports that March 7, 2014 will be the film's "opening-night world premiere," and that it will also be the opening of the festival itself. Chef is slated to hit theaters nationwide in May.
Chef tells the story of chef Carl Casper (Favreau), who quits his fine dining job and launches a food truck called El Jefe Cubanos with his family. (aFavreau got some real life food trucking mentorship from LA food truck king Roy Choi during filming.) Casper takes El Jefe Cubanos on the road; filming locations included New Orleans, Miami, Austin, and Los Angeles. The star-studded cast includes Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, and Robert Downey, Jr.