“We’ve been talking about this project. I want to do it. It’s a beautiful story. And I love cooking.”However, the project may have to be put on hold, due to the actor’s schedule.
“I’m going to make another film in March and after that I think I’m going to take a break and stay in Paris for Roland Garros (the tennis tournament set in late May).”In any case, this role shouldn’t be too hard for Cooper, since he already played a chef in the Fox series, Kitchen Confidential. Derek Cianfrance is directing from a screenplay by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises). If a deal is finalized, the project will reunite Cianfrance and Cooper, whom he directed in the upcoming drama The Place Beyond the Pines. Chef is slated to come to theaters in 2014.