Dustin Hoffman Added To Chef

Jon Favreau takes to Vine to announce the casting

Dustin Hoffman

The habit of directors announcing casting for their movies on Twitter – and on this case, via Vine blip video – continues. Jon Favreau took to the social media service to announce the casting of Dustin Hoffman in Chef.

New cast members. #Chef https://t.co/5ImZcDmm1v

— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) July 15, 2013

Favreau’s new ensemble comedy, which he wrote and is now directing in Los Angeles, sees him also returning to leading man status, playing a chef who is sacked from a prestigious job and looks to re-energise his life and career by launching a food truck.

There are no details on whom Hoffman might be playing, but he joins a cast list that features Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, Bobby Cannavale, John Leguizamo and a chancer named Robert Downey Jr..

Chef will hit US screens on May 9 next year, but there’s no word on a UK release just yet. Given the starry cast and director, there’s a strong chance it’ll be headed over here as soon as it finds a distributor.

Hoffman last brought Quartet to our screens as director, but while attached to several scripts, he doesn’t appear to have any solid plans beyond Chef and a likely return to voice Shifu in Kung Fu Panda 3.