Only two days after casting Tony Stark himself, Robert Downey Jr., in his upcoming indie film Chef, Variety is reporting that Jon Favreau has cast Downey's Iron Man 2 co-star Scarlett Johansson in the film as well.
Favreau, of course, directed the first two Iron Man films, and he appeared in all three as Happy Hogan. Chef is a bit of a departure from the big-budget style of Iron Man - comparatively, it's a much smaller production. Favreau will star as Carl Casper, a man who, after losing his job as a chef, starts up a food truck in an effort to "reclaim his artistic promise and estranged family at the same time." Johansson will portray Molly, a restaurant manager and "sometimes love interest" to Favreau's character.
Along with Downey and Favreau, Johansson will star alongside Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, and Bobby Cannavale. In addition to starring, Favreau also wrote the script, and will be directing.
Tony Stark, Black Widow, and Happy Hogan in a film about food trucks? This is going to be great.