Jon Favreau's new movie Chef and the movie adaptation of cult Tv series Veronica Mars will premiere at this year's (14) South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival in Texas.

Chef will open the event on 7 March (14).

Favreau took cooking lessons to perfect his role as a Los Angeles chef, who launches a food truck business in Miami, Florida after falling out with his restaurant boss Dustin Hoffman.

Favreau also directed and produced the film.