Jon Favreau talks returning to indies for 'Chef' and starting work on 'Jungle Book'
Favreau's new indie film "Chef" centers on character Carl Casper and his literal tastemaking for a brick-and-mortar restaurant; after a series of outbursts online against critics and the hot spot's owner, Chef Carl ends up launching a food truck, sending it through Miami, New Orleans, Austin and Los Angeles. With stops like those, it's no wonder the film wanders into blissful, unapologetic food pornography, and ties into "celebrity chef" cultures like Qui's.
The writer/director/producer/actor also mentioned he's "full steam ahead" in casting for Disney's live-action adaptation of "the Jungle Book" for 2015, which he'll direct with help using "all the new technology toys."
Watch the full interview with the "Chef" star, writer and director from the fest. "Chef" co-stars John Leguizamo, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson and more.