Robert Downey Jr. Reteams with Jon Favreau for Indie Comedy CHEF, Nicole Kidman is RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA, Stephen Lang Joins Stephen King Adaptation

     May 10, 2013

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Not to be confused with the John Wells-directed drama of the same name starring Bradley Cooper, Jon Favreau’s Chef will instead be an indie comedy both directed by and starring Favreau himself.  Joining him will be the world-renowned billionaire-playboy-philanthropist Tony Stark Robert Downey Jr.  The story centers on “a man (Favreau) who loses his chef job and starts up a food truck to reclaim his artistic promise and reclaiming his estranged family.”  Also starring are Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale.  Hit the jump for casting news for Nicole Kidman and Stephen Lang.

Variety reports that nicole-kidmanDowney Jr. and Favreau will team up for Chef.  Favreau had the following to say about the picture:

“Setting a film in the culinary world of Los Angeles offers wonderful opportunities for a character driven comedy.”

In less savory news, Deadline reports that Kidman will be executive producing and starring in an adaptation of Reconstructing Amelia for HBO Films.  The debut novel from Kimberley McCreight centers on centers on “an workaholic single mother (Kidman) who, after a teenage girl’s apparent suicide at her tony Brooklyn private school, attempts to reconstruct the events leading up to her daughter’s death, drawing her into the world of teenage social media and revealing the secrets mother and daughter were keeping from each other.”

Another adaptation announcement comes by way of Heat Vision and deals with the King novella, A Good Marriage.  King wrote the screenplay and the adaptation will be directed by Peter Askin (Company Man) with shooting expected to commence this week.  Joan Allen (The Bourne Legacy) stars as Darcy, a woman who discovers the gruesome double life that her husband and father of their two children (Anthony LaPaglia) has been living. She must decide whether or not to maintain the marriage and just how far she is willing to go.  Lang will plan a Maine State Attorney General’s Office investigator, now retired, who is obsessed with solving a crime.

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