After Marvel's forthcoming Netflix 'Daredevil' series cast its biggest roles in Charlie Cox's Matt Murdock and Vincent D'Onofrio's Kingpin, we were a bit surprised to see Rosario Dawson's unknown character next in line for a big reveal. Now, our new Foggy Nelson has at last been found, courtesy of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' star Elden Henson!
There are some movies that feel personal because of the relationship the writer, director or actors have to the material. 'Chef' -- written, directed and starring Jon Favreau -- doesn't just feel personal, it feels like it's ripped directly from the pages of Favreau's subconscious diary. While it's a charming enough indie film about the connection between professional and personal passions that also serves as a fascinating look inside the psychology of a major Hollywood director.
On Wednesday evening at the Apple Store in Soho, I hosted a chat with Jon Favreau about his new film, ‘Chef’ (which premiered at SXSW and is playing this week at the Tribeca Film Festival -- opening May 9 in New York and L.A., then expanding on May 16), which is a return for Favreau to his indie roots that began with films like ‘Swingers’ and ‘Made.’
Yesterday came the news that Ivan Reitman, who directed the original 'Ghostbusters', was stepping down as the director of 'Ghostbusters 3' but now the question is, who will direct it? We take a look at the top candidates.
It's been over a year since we've heard from development on a potential 'Shannara' TV series, but at long last, the fantasy drama oft-discussed in the vein of 'Game of Thrones' has a home. Jon Favreau will develop a 'Shannara' TV series for MTV with 'Smallville' duo Al Gough and Miles Millar, but what chance does it have of moving to series?
It seems like 'Iron Man' director Jon Favreau needed to lick his wounds after the fiasco that was 'Cowboys and Aliens,' as that film's failure may have led to a number of his follow-ups falling apart (he was once set to direct both 'Magic Kingdom' and 'Jersey Boys'). But after directing the lower budget 'Chef' it looks like he'll be helming a new franchise as he's up for the new adaptation of 'The Jungle Book.'
Made for less than $300,000, 'Swingers' was a surprise hit in 1996. Jon Favreau, the film's star, also wrote the movie about struggling actors looking for love after dark in Los Angeles and cast his real-life friends as his on-screen buddies.
'Swingers' ended up launching the careers of several actors as well as director Doug Liman, who went on to helm 'The Bourne Identity' and 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith.'
See what the cast of 'Swingers' is up to these days below.