Friday, August 16, 2013

Favreau's food cart movie pulls up in Austin

Jon Favreau has written and is directing and starring in indie film Chef, about a Los Angeles chef who loses his job, buys a food cart and travels cross-country using it. It will stop in Austin for one day of filming on Aug. 21. Other stops include New Orleans and Miami.

The cast is impressive with Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Amy Sedaris, Dustin Hoffman, Bobby Cannavale, and Garry Shandling. Not sure who will show up in Austin.

This is not to be confused with another announced film also named Chef and expected to shoot next year with Bradley Cooper in the main role. To add to the intrigue, the two companies financing Favreau's film are suing each other.

Want to be an Austin extra in the Favreau film? Act quickly. Here's the info from Third Coast Extras:

Pay is $75/10hr and it'll be a fun shoot.

We are booking the following Extras so read carefully and apply using
directions below!

*Adults Male and Females, Ages 18-80s. all ethnicities with an
interesting Austin-type look or an everyday look. We mostly need
Hipsters, Cosmic Cowboys, Rockabilly people, Blues fans, characters etc.

*Motorcyclists (Bikers) Males, & females all ethnicities, ages 18+ with
their own Harleys (or other motorcycle makes that resemble Harleys) that
they can bring to set and ride in the scenes (bikers will be paid an
extra $50 if you ride your motorcycle in the scene). You must have
license to operate a motorcycle and clothing options that make you look
like an authentic biker.

To submit your info to be considered, email us at: . Make
subject either "Chef Extra 8/21" or "Chef Biker 8/21" depending on
which you are applying for.

Include your name, age, phone #, and height/weight. Attach clear, high
quality current photos of you- including a close photo and a full length
photo. Bikers also attach a photo of your motorcycle along with the
photo of yourself.

Important: Must live in...or at least nearby to Austin, TX and have
valid ID. Must have full day/night availability for entire day and
evening for Wednesday, 8/21 since exact call time won't be released
until the night before. Please only apply if you are fully available to
work & dependable and have transportation to get to a TBD location in
central Austin.

No comments: