Dustin Hoffman Joins the Cast of Jon Favreau’s 'Chef'

The actor joins an already star-studded cast
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Dustin Hoffman has allegedly just joined the cast of Jon Favreau’s forthcoming film Chef.

The actor, who most recently voiced a character in the animated children’s film Kung Fu Panda 2, is now part of a cast already heavy with acclaimed actors, including Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, and Robert Downey Jr. Favreau, the director, will also star in the film.

According to IMDB, the comedy is based on an original idea and screenplay written by Favreau. Though the plot has not officially been released, it is described as a story about an emotional chef who loses his job in a Los Angeles restaurant and starts up a food truck in order to gain back his family’s respect and "reclaim his artistic promise."

Favreau broke the news about Hoffman joining the cast on his Twitter account by posting a tweet that reads, "New cast members. #Chef" and a Vine of him, Hoffman, and fellow cast member Bobby Cannavale demonstrating the proper way to pronounce the word "chef."


Hoffman’s agent declined to comment.