Jon Favreau

Son of a Nutcracker, It’s 15 Festive Facts About ‘Elf’!

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by ScreenCrush Staff an hour ago
There’s no consensus on what the best Christmas movie of all-time is, but ‘Elf‘ would have to be up there with the best of them. Released in 2003, the film has gone on to become a bonafide classic, watched as many times over the holidays as ‘A Christmas Story’ or ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. Do you share an affinity for elf culture? Now you can test your ‘Elf’ knowledge with the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!

‘The Jungle Book’ Unveils Official Logo and Concept Art for Disney's Live-Action Reboot

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by Britt Hayes December 12, 2014 @ 6:13 PM
Disney
Just yesterday came word that Warner Bros. have pushed the release date for ‘Jungle Book: Origins’ back to 2017, giving them a whole two years of breathing room following the release of Disney’s own live-action version of ‘The Jungle Book.’ And right on the heels of that news Disney has released the first official logo for Jon Favreau’s ‘The Jungle Book,’ along with some lovely concept art.

Marvel's Netflix 'Daredevil' Adds 'Hunger Games' Star as Foggy Nelson

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 26, 2014 @ 2:07 PM
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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!

'Chef' Review

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by Mike Sampson May 4, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
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.

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

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by Mike Ryan April 24, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
Bobby Bank, Getty Images
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.’

'Chef' Trailer: Jon Favreau Cooks Up a Spicy New Movie

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by Jacob Hall April 7, 2014 @ 1:59 PM
Open Road
http://youtu.be/mLuixZwiIdU
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.

Who Ya Gonna Call? Five Directors Who Could Save 'Ghostbusters 3'

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 19, 2014 @ 10:12 AM
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.

MTV Eyes 'Shannara' TV Series From Jon Favreau, 'Smallville' Creators

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 6, 2013 @ 11:50 AM
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?

Jon Favreau Could Direct the New Version of 'The Jungle Book'

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by Damon Houx November 5, 2013 @ 7:58 PM
Disney, Getty Images
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.'

See the Cast of 'Swingers' Then and Now

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by Jeremy Taylor June 10, 2013 @ 9:45 AM
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.