Favreau, executive producer of the
has begun filming his latest project, an indie comedy called "Chef," set to shoot this week in Brentwood, according to a film permit.
The story revolves around a chef, played by Favreau, who loses his job and starts a food truck business while attempting to restore relations with his family. Favreau directs and stars in the movie, which is based on a screenplay he wrote.
Scheduled to be released by Open Road Films next May, "Chef" reunites Favreau with "Avengers" stars
"Chef" is among several lower-budget movies with high-profile actors shooting locally. "Life After Beth," an indie comedy with
Location filming for features is up about 10% so far this year compared to the same period a year earlier, though most of the activity is due to low-budget films that, compared to major studio films, employ smaller crews.
Location shoots for television production is up 17% so far this year, while commercial filming is virtually flat compared with a year earlier, according to FilmL.A. data compiled by the Los Angeles Times. The data include filming on city and county streets and non-certified soundstages.