Actress Sienna Miller will co-star with former sexiest man alive Bradley Cooper in the upcoming Weinstein Company backed film, Chef, reports Variety.
Also on board is French actor Omar Sy and John Wells (August Osage County) will serve as the director. The movie, not to be confused with actor/director Jon Favreau's recently released film at SXSW by the same name, will be about "a chef who gathers a crew in an attempt to create the best restaurant ever."
Sony Pictures, which controls this Chef film, had sent a cease-and-desist letter to Favreau's camp last year asking that they change the name, but that request clearly didn't happen. The project has been in the works for quite a while and was first reported back in 2012. Maybe they're hoping that by the time the movie is finally released people will forget that there's already another film by the same name.
Wells, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher and Erwin Stoff are producing.
The food industry has been receiving attention in Hollywood.
This project marks a re-team for Miller and Cooper, who just wrapped production on the Clint Eastwood pic “American Sniper.”
Miller is filming the Warner Bros. mob film “Black Mass", which she will follow with the Ben Wheatley pic “High Rise.” Miller also has a handful of films set to bow later this year — including “Mississippi Grind” and “Foxcatcher,” which recently bowed at Cannes to rave reviews.
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