After making a name for himself in the indie world, Jon Favreau made an even bigger name as a blockbuster director with Iron Man and Iron Man 2. But after his last movie, Cowboys & Aliens, debuted to tepid reviews, Favreau took a break from helming giant productions. (It helps that Warner Bros. put Jersey Boys into turnaround and Magic Kingdom is developing slowly at Disney.) To cleanse the palate, he directed the pilot for Revolution and a late-season episode of The Office while taking on supporting roles in the likes of John Carter, Identity Thief, and (hey) Iron Man 3.
According to Variety, Favreau is eying a independent production for his next feature. Favreau is in talks with financiers to write, direct, and star in Chef. Details are scarce, but Favreau would play an emotional chef who runs a Los Angeles restaurant in the indie comedy. It would be nice to see Favreau return to his roots, and I bet he attracts a great supporting cast, so I am eager to see how Chef develops.