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‘Chef,’ Paul Rudd Vomiting and ‘PCU’: Highlights from Jon Favreau’s Apple Store Chat

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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.’

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‘Chef’ Trailer: Jon Favreau Cooks Up a Spicy New Movie

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After a decade of toiling away at big-budget blockbusters like 'Iron Man' and 'Cowboys and Aliens,' director Jon Favreau is returning to his independent roots with 'Chef.' The trailer for the summer release is has arrived and, if you'll pardon the terrible pun, it looks pretty delicious.

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Who Ya Gonna Call? Five Directors Who Could Save ‘Ghostbusters 3′

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Columbia

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.

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‘Chef’ Review

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Open Road Films

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.

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MTV Eyes ‘Shannara’ TV Series From Jon Favreau, ‘Smallville’ Creators

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Del Rey Books

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?

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Jon Favreau Could Direct the New Version of ‘The Jungle Book’

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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.'

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See the Cast of ‘Swingers’ Then and Now

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National Film Society

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.

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Robert Downey Jr. Reunites with ‘Iron Man’ Director Jon Favreau for ‘Chef’

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As we wait to find out if Robert Downey Jr. will return for 'Iron Man 4,' it seems the actor will reunite with his 'Iron Man' and 'Iron Man 2' director Jon Favreau for the upcoming comedy 'Chef.'

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Jon Favreau is Cooking Up ‘Chef’ to Write, Star and Direct

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Jon Favreau, the man behind the first two 'Iron Man' films and 'Cowboys and Aliens,' is looking to go the indie route with his next feature. Favreau is currently in negotiations to write, star and direct the indie film 'Chef.'

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Jon Favreau Directing NBC’s ‘About A Boy’ From ‘Friday Night Lights’ Creator Jason Katims

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NBC's 'Revolution' seems to be doing well enough on its own, but it certainly didn't hurt that the J.J. Abrams-produced series had a bit of a boost in its pilot episode from director Jon Favreau. Now, NBC hopes Favreau will bring the same lucky charm to Jason Katims' forthcoming 'About a Boy' pilot, putting Favreau once again in the directors' chair. Casting has yet to begin, but what's the buzz 'About a Boy?' New details inside!

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