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Scarlett Johansson joins Jon Favreau's Chef

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Story by Jack Foley

SCARLETT Johansson has joined the cast of Jon Favreau’s Chef.

The actress will join her Avengers co-star Robert Downey Jr. as well as Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale on the project.

Favreau said in a statement: “Scarlett is a tremendous talent and I’m honoured to be collaborating with her again. I’m so fortunate to be working with such a fine ensemble.”

The film is reportedly based on Favreau’s original idea and follows a man named Carl Casper (to be played by Favreau himself), who loses his chef job and starts up a food truck business in the hope of re-establishing his early artistic promise.

At the same time, he tries to reconnect with his estranged family.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johansson will play a woman named Molly, who is a restaurant manager and love interest of Favreau’s character.

Shooting on the film is due to commence in LA in July.

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