chef scarlett jon Scarlett Johansson Joins Robert Downey Jr In Jon Favreaus ‘Chef’

Scarlett Johansson will have a supporting role in Jon Favreau’s next directorial project ‘Chef.’ The film, written, directed and starring Favreau, will also star Robert Downey Jr., Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale. The film, based on Favreau’s original idea, follows a man, Carl Casper (Favreau), who loses his chef job and cooks up a food truck business in hopes of reestablishing his artistic promise. At the same time, he tries to reconnect with his estranged family.

“Scarlett Johansson is a tremendous talent and I’m honored to be collaborating with her again. I’m so fortunate to be working with such a fine ensemble,” said Jon Favreau in a statement. Favreau directed ‘Iron Man 2,’ which starred Johansson as Natasha Romanoff. ‘Chef’ will also reunite Johansson and Favreau with ‘Iron Man’ star Robert Downey Jr, who also starred in ‘The Avengers’ with Johansson. The actress will play a woman named Molly, a restaurant manager and love interest of Favreau’s character. Production begins on ‘Chef’ on July 8th in Los Angeles.