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Apparently there are more going on in all those food trucks I see all over town except people making food. There are also some father-and-son bonding, and, er, other stuff. Check out the first trailer for “Iron Man” director Jon Favreau’s “Chef,” which has that “small movie” feel, except it’s being done by a big-time director with a big-time cast that includes Iron Man himself and Dustin Hoffman in bit roles. Now that’s what I call Hollywood pull!
(If you don’t know, or have ever seen these food trucks, then you probably live in a part of the country with a very small Latino population. Or you’re in Alaska.)
Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love.
Starring Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Emjay Anthony, Scarlett Johansson, and Robert Downey, Jr.
The taco truck rolls out this May 9th.