After talented and dynamic chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) isn't given the space he needs to shine at his L.A. restaurant due to the owner's (Dustin Hoffman) rigid traditional ways, he launches on a social media-fueled tirade against his nemesis food critic (Oliver Platt), which lands him without any job prospects. With a new lease on life, Chef Casper takes to the road with his son and his sous chef (John Leguizamo) to build a brand new food truck business. This smart take on food and chef culture contains poignant messages about the media-driven world we live in and the real meaning of success.
With real heart, Jon Favreau plays a man who must find common ground between his passion for cooking and his love for his son. His direction of an ensemble cast including Sofia Vergara, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Amy Sedaris, and perhaps, most notably, up-and-coming Emjay Anthony, is refreshingly honest and rings true.
Length: 115 minutes
Premiere: New York
Director: Jon Favreau
Screenwriter: Jon Favreau
Producer: Jon Favreau, Sergei Bespalov
Editor: Robert Leighton
Cinematographer: Kramer Morgenthau, ASC
Executive Producer: Karen Gilchrist, Molly Allen, Mark C. Manuel, Ted O'Neal, Gleb Fetisov, Oleg Teterin, Marina Bespalov, James D. Brubaker, Jere Hausfater, Philip Elway, Tim Smith, Paul Brett, Anne Sheehan, Jerry Fruchtman, Peter Fruchtman, Craig Chapman, Boris Teterov, Scott Steindorff, Dylan Russell, Jason Rose
Co-Producer: Roy Choi
Cast: Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt
Multi-talented director, producer, writer, and actor, Jon Favreau continues to challenge himself with a variety of eclectic projects. Notable credits as a director include Cowboys & Aliens, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Elf, and Zathura. As an actor, Favreau’s feature film credits include The Wolf of Wall Street, People Like Us, Couples Retreat, I Love You, Man, Four Christmases, The Break-Up, Something’s Gotta Give, Rudy, and the acclaimed comedy, Swingers, which he also wrote.