Open Road Films has released the first trailer for writer/director Jon Favreau’s new film Chef. Favreau plays Carl Casper, a man who starts up a food truck business in the hopes of reestablishing his artistic promise after he loses his job as a chef, all the while trying to reconnect with his estranged family. The movie looks really good. I like what it has to say about keeping to one’s artistic integrity instead of pandering, and I not only agree with the blurb about not watching the movie on an empty stomach; I wouldn’t watch this trailer on an empty stomach. The food looks absolutely delicious. The story also comes off as charming and funny, so that’s nice too.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Oliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Dustin Hoffman, and Robert Downey Jr. Chef opens May 9th.