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Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller to reunite for 'Chef'

Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, who co-star in the upcoming Clint Eastwood-directed film American Sniper (above), will reunite in Chef, a restaurant movie from August: Osage County director John Wells. Not to be confused with the Jon Favreau Chef movie that is currently in theaters, Wells’ picture, based on a script by Locke director Steven Knight, tells the story of a fired Paris chef who regroups in London where he aims to open the greatest restaurant in the world.

Cooper and Miller recently finished filming Sniper, where they play the real-life married couple Chris and Taya Kyle. Chris was a decorated Navy SEAL who served in Iraq and claimed more than 250 kills in his best-selling 2012 autobiography. In 2013, he was murdered at a Texas shooting range by a U.S. Marine veteran.

Variety initially reported this news.

Jon Favreau's 'Chef' and jazz doc 'Keep On Keepin' On' win audience awards at Tribeca Film Fest

Film buffs at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival deemed Jon Favreau’s Chef and Alan Hicks’ documentary Keep On Keepin’ On the best of the fest, voting both films audience award winners.

Prizes for the honor include $25,000 each for the filmmakers and an additional festival screening on Sunday, the festival’s last day. An added feather in Hicks’ cap: Radius-TWC picked up worldwide distribution rights to his doc. He also won the juried prize for new documentary director earlier in the week.

Keep On Keepin’ On chronicles jazz legend Clark Terry’s mentorship of a young blind piano prodigy. READ FULL STORY

'Chef': Jon Favreau shows his son how to cook (and lie to his mother) -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Come hungry, leave happy.

That’s probably the feeling you’ll have after seeing Chef, the new movie from writer/director Jon Favreau. It premiered at last month’s SXSW festival in Austin, and EW has an exclusive clip of the food lover’s film.

Favreau stars as Carl, who quits his job as a chef at a top Los Angeles restaurant and decides to open a food truck in Miami to stir up his creative juices, sauces, and more! The cast includes Sofia Vergara as Favreau’s ex-wife and John Leguizamo as his friend who both helps out in the new culinary venture and with Favreau’s son, played by Emjay Anthony. In the clip, Vergara calls in to check on the progress of the other three men in a typical, overbearing, motherly way. Watch below: READ FULL STORY

Jon Favreau takes talents to Miami in 'Chef' trailer -- VIDEO

Judging by its trailer, Jon Favreau’s Chef will belong in the don’t-see-on-an-empty stomach genre, much like 2009’s Julie and Julia and 2011’s Jiro Dreams of Sushi

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SXSW: Fest opens with world premiere of Jon Favreau's 'Chef'

The SXSW Film Festival kicked off last night in Austin with the world premiere of Jon Favreau’s Chef, an easygoing charmer about a man rekindling his bonds with both his craft and young son. The movie, which Favreau wrote, directed, and stars in, marked what was clearly a personally reinvigorating return to his indie roots. Inspired by foodie gems like Eat, Drink, Man, Woman, Big Night, and Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential, Favreau has made a shaggy dog story about a creatively frustrated chef who opens a food truck after losing his restaurant job. He hits the road with his sous chef (John Leguizamo, at his grooviest) and his 11-year-old son (charming newcomer Emjay Anthony), making beautifully-filmed pit stops in foodie meccas New Orleans and Austin. (And did the Austin audience ever appreciate the hometown doting.) Sofia Vergara plays Favreau’s ambivalent ex, and there are cameos from friends-in-high-places Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, and Dustin Hoffman.

Favreau was joined on stage by Leguizamo, Anthony, and Oliver Platt (who plays a food blogger whose harsh review at the beginning of the story sends the chef into a tailspin) after the screening for a Q&A. When asked about the theatrical release of the film (it opens on May 9), Favreau sounded relaxed about its box office chances. “It’s going to be swimming in those same shark-infested waters as Iron Man did…and it’s not Iron Man.”

Jon Favreau's 'Chef' to open SXSW Film Festival

Jon Favreau’s Chef will be the opening-night world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival on March 7, 2014. The film, directed by Favreau and co-starring Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Dustin Hoffman, and Sofia Vergara, is the story of a chef (Favreau) who swaps a successful career in a popular L.A. restaurant for a job running a food-truck in Miami. “Jon Favreau’s wonderfully entertaining return to independent filmmaking works beautifully as our 2014 opening-night film, with his sharp and funny take on the world of food, artistry, and family in the age of social media,“ said Janet Pierson, head of SXSW Film.

The 21st SXSW Festival, which runs March 7-15, will also host the world premiere of Veronica Mars, the Kickstarter-backed adaptation of the cult TV series. Click below for additional highlights from the festival, which also includes Fox’s new Cosmos miniseries with Neil deGrasse Tyson. READ FULL STORY

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