It used to be reporters. Cops. Stockbrokers. Architects.
But a new job has been taking a starring role in Hollywood in recent years. Food-truck operator.
Jason Segel operated his 9-1-Yum food truck in The Five-Year Engagement which co-starred Emily Blunt. What to Expect When Youre Expecting featured two mobile gourmands Anna Kendricks Rosie drove a truck called Cheezy Rider and Chase Crawfords Marco manned The Great Big Pig. In Think Like a Man, Michael Ealy (star of Foxs TV drama Almost Human) climbed behind the wheel of his own four-wheel eatery.
While none of those rom-coms broke big, theres another vehicle warming up its engine. Austins South by Southwest Film Festival recently announced that its opening night film will be the world premiere of Chef, a movie by Jon Favreau, the creative force behind 90s neo-lounge, zeitgeist-grabber Swingers.
Favreau wrote, directed and stars in the film about a chef who loses his restaurant job and tries to rebuild his life by opening a food truck. The cast includes Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey Jr., according to AP.
Chef will screen March 7 at the 10-day film, music and interactive festival. No word yet on when (and if) it could roll into a theater near you.