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Vine Is a Fun Way to Make Casting Announcements, Jon Favreau and Dustin Hoffman Reveal

At first, Jon Favreau's Chef was notable for being a return to less-massive form after movies like Iron Man and Cowboys & Aliens & Explosions. Now it's notable for being the Favreau movie that will star the writer-director alongside Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, and, as announced in a goofy new Vine post on Monday, Dustin Hoffman. In a world where movie fans are accustomed to scanning through so, so much rote casting news every day, this is a pretty cool, straightforward way to inform everyone about a starry new addition to the cast and give us a quick taste of the on-set chemistry many months before we'll ever see the final product. That said, we're now left to wonder when Dustin Hoffman will start posting his own Vines.