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Disney's Live-Action Jungle Book Has Found Its Mowgli
While the Disney adventure directed by Jon Favreau will feature stars like Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o and Ben Kingsley, 10-year-old Neel Sethi will get the spotlight playing Mowgli. The rest will voice the CGI-creatures who inhabit the jungle alongside this friendly feral boy.
Jon Favreau Reveals His Thoughts On Edgar Wright's Ant-Man Departure
Following the parting of ways between Edgar Wright and Marvel Studios over the upcoming comic book movie Ant-Man, it was Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn of all people who stepped out into the spotlight and really said all the right things to try and calm irate fans down.
5 Reasons Chef Is The Best Kitchen Movie We've Ever Seen
Other films like Spanglish arenít about the chef world, they just use the job as an aspect of a character. Where Chef differentiates itself is in the respect and care of the world it portrays. Director Jon Favreau takes the world of a high level chef in Carl Casper and uses it as metaphor for the world of filmmaking.
Jon Favreau Details His Fight With Marvel Studios To Cast Robert Downey Jr. As Iron Man
While Robert Downey Jr. is now easily one of the most beloved movie stars in the world, prior to taking on the role of Tony Stark in 2008's Iron Man the actor had a very different public image. Despite years and years of putting on fantastic performances in great films, the star was much better known for his drug and alcohol habits and as a result was considered by many in the studio system to be an extreme risk.
Before Ant-Man: 4 Messy And Memorable Marvel Studios Conflicts
Marvel Studios has been on a rather unprecedented run over the last few years, not only creating four $200 million-plus box office hits in the last two and a half years, but receiving consistent critical acclaim doing so. Itís the kind of success thatís actually good for both fans and the industry alike. In Hollywood, however, it always seems that incredible success is eternally paired with controversy.
Jon Favreau's Chef Impresses Among Last Weekend's Indie Successes
Apparently Cowboys And Aliens wasn't a big enough flop to kill Jon Favreau's career, as his latest film Chef fed its limited audience's ravenous appetite. It was the highest ranking independent success in a weekend where three indie films impressed and one massive studio film started to fall. Sony executives must be beside themselves this morning as Favreau's indie roots proved to be stronger than a spider's web.
Jon Favreau's 'Chef' Serves Up Its First Trailer
Based on an original script that Favreau wrote himself, the movie stars the director as Carl Casper, an extremely talented chef who finds his talents being limited by the restricted menu at the famous Los Angeles restaurant where he works. Seeking an outlet for his creativity, he winds up traveling out to Miami and with the help of his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara) and son, he opens up a touring food truck that he can use to cook any food his heart desires.
SXSW: Chef Is A Blast, Check Out Our Video Review Shot On A Food Truck!
Favreauís movie is a return to his roots (and, depending on how you read it, a rejection of the popcorn blockbusters that have become his calling card in the days of Iron Man and Cowboys & Aliens). It has biting commentaries about the film industry, but a much bigger heart when it comes to the relationships forged between fathers and sons.
SXSW 2014: Veronica Mars, Chef Are Big Names On Early Schedule
South By Southwest -- the annual film, music and interactive festival that takes over downtown Austin, Texas Ė began teasing its wares for the 2014 event, announcing its Opening Night selection and a few key features that will dot its schedule.
Jon Favreau In Talks To Direct New Adaptation Of The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book has a pretty great history on the big screen thanks to both the animated film from 1967 and the live action adaptation from director Stephen Sommers in 1994, but now the story is getting ready get another feature adaptation, this time potentially from the director of Iron Man.
Dustin Hoffman And Bobby Cannavale Join Jon Favreau's Chef
That's Emmy-winning character actor Bobby Cannavale, who had critics raving with his sidesplitting performances in a pair of Thomas McCarthy's indie dramedies Win Win and The Station Agent. While Favreau's caption deems him new to the cast, Cannavale was said to be attached along with Sofia Vergara and John Leguizamo back in May...
Scarlett Johansson Makes The Iron Man 2 Reunion Complete In Chef
With Iron Man 3 now out there we thought it was perfectly safe to forget that Iron Man 2 ever happenedÖ but its stars won't let us. Just days after Robert Downey Jr. signed on to do his old friend Jon Favreau a favor and take a role in the indie Chef, Scarlett Johansson has done the same
Robert Downey Jr. And Jon Favreau Reunite For Chef
Jon Favreau may have stepped away from the camera on Iron Man 3 and left the directing duties to Shane Black, but it clearly wasn't because he didn't want to work with Iron Man himself. Variety reports that Robert Downey Jr. has joined the ensemble cast of Favreau's Chef, an indie comedy that's being sold at Cannes next week, and is set to start production in Los Angeles in July
Jon Favreau To Return To His Indie Roots With Chef
Jon Favreau's directing career has largely been focused on big summer blockbusters over the last few years, directing both the first two Iron Man movies as well as Cowboys and Aliens. But after mixed success in that field, it looks as though he's ready to get back to his independent roots.
Clint Eastwood To Direct Jersey Boys Adaptation?
When it comes to an adaptation of Jersey Boys, the multi-Tony award winning hit Broadway musical, it seems counter-intuitive that we havenít already seen an Oscar performance from it.