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

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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.

Scarlett Johansson Joins Jon Favreau’s Chef
Favreau Welcomes Hoffman to Chef via Vine