revealed the news with a Vine video that Dustin Hoffman
and Bobby Cannavale
have joined the cast of his next movie, ensemble comedy Chef
There are no details as to what characters Hoffman may play, but he joins a cast that already includes Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson
, and Robert Downey Jr.
Johansson plays Molly, a restaurant manager and Favreau’s character’s love interest, Vergara is attached to join the project as Favreau’s ex-wife, while Boardwalk Empire actor Cannavale is set to play a sous-chef. No word yet on Downey Jr.’s role.
The Iron Man
director will also helm the film based on his original screenplay, which follows a former chef (Favreau) who decides to start a food truck in Los Angeles.
(not to be confused with The Chef
starring Bradley Cooper) production is already under way in L.A and is expected in theaters sometime next year.
Check out the strange little video from the set, which features Favs, Hoffman and Cannavale.