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Bradley Cooper Officially Books Chef
But there are two films of that name...

15 May 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Not every story about Bradley Cooper signing on to a film pans out: while he didn’t end up picking up a weapon for Jane Got A Gun, it appears he is definitely down for a stint in the kitchen for Chef.

Cooper was first linked to the movie back in January, when his Place Beyond The Pines director Derek Cianfrance was considering taking the directing job, working with a script by Eastern Promises’ Steve Knight.

Now John Wells, fresh from marshalling a top ensemble for August: Osage County, is on to direct the story of Adam Jones (Cooper) a chef at a swanky Paris restaurant who loses his job after a run of out-of-control behaviour. He decides to get clean and returns to the city aiming to run a restaurant that can once more sport three Michelin stars. He might consider getting a rat to help

With Michelle Williams and Marion Cotillard circling the cast, and Omar Sy already aboard, this one is now bubbling away nicely.

Yet there’s a fly in the soup, as Jon Favreau is also preparing a film called Chef, a comedy that he’s written and will direct/star in. That one sees a top cook fired, only to regain his mojo and reconnect with his family by starting a food truck.

Favreau already has Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale co-starring, not to mention Robert Downey Jr set for a cameo. And he’s just scooped another Avenger, Scarlett Johansson, to play a restaurant manager he falls for.

Though Favreau is set to kick off shooting in July, there is wrangling behind the scenes as The Weinstein Company is claiming ownership of the title and has already sent a cease and desist letter to Favreau’s production company. We’d guess a simple name switch will suffice, but who will blink? This one will keep on heating up…


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