Scarlett Johansson Joins Jon Favreau’s Chef

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Scarlett Johansson has joined the cast of writer/director Jon Favreau’s Chef, which also stars Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale.

“Scarlett 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 Favreau in a statement.

Favreau directed and co-starred with Johansson in Iron Man 2. Johansson also starred in Iron Man 2 and Marvel’s The Avengers with Downey Jr.

The film 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. Johansson will play a woman named Molly, a restaurant manager and love interest of Favreau’s character.

Production begins on July 8 in Los Angeles.

(Photo Credit: Joseph Marzullo/WENN.com)

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