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

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

See the Cast of 'Swingers' Then and Now

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

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

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 30, 2013 @ 7:15 PM
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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!

'The Office' Final Season: Jon Favreau to Direct!

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 2, 2013 @ 11:30 AM
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For as many big name guest stars as 'The Office' has seen walking through the halls of Dunder-Mifflin over the years, the long-running NBC series has had quite a bit of talent behind the camera as well. While previous episodes have seen Joss Whedon and 'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston helming 'The Office,' now it seems the acclaimed Jon Favreau will be stepping behind the camera before the May series finale! Find out what role Jon Favreau will play in the final episodes of 'The Office' inside!

'Star Wars: Episode 7': David Fincher or Jon Favreau the Likely Candidates to Direct?

by Britt Hayes November 30, 2012 @ 1:37 PM
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And the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' speculation continues. The latest names to be added to the mix of people who are being considered to direct the next 'Star Wars' film is David Fincher but he's not going to get it without a fight from Jon Favreau.

'Star Wars Episode 7' Director Update: J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau Address Rumors

by Eric Walkuski November 12, 2012 @ 8:34 AM
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More 'Star Wars: Episode 7' news? Well, it's clear that, from now until summer 2015, we'll have at least one 'Star Wars: Episode 7' rumor for you per day. Not that we're complaining, mind you: has there ever been a movie in development more fun to speculate about? Hard to think of one.
Today we'll be bringing you updates from three of the "potential" directors of Episode 7:  J.J. Abrams, Jon Favreau and out-of-left-field contender Colin Trevorrow ('Safety Not Guaranteed'). The initial names are just two of many dream directors of the sequel for fanboys, while the latter is someone who has actually been connected - however tentatively - to the film. Let's get to it!

'Jersey Boys' Movie Stuck in Turnaround, Might Not Happen

by Nick Romano November 2, 2012 @ 8:57 AM
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It was only a few months ago that a 'Jersey Boys' movie based on the hit Broadway musical was in the works through Warner Bros. with Jon Favreau attached to direct. They even set up a website giving fans a chance to audition for a singing role in the film. Now it looks like the project won't even be ready for its original January 2013 production start. In fact, it might not even happen at all.

More New NBC Shows Coming Your Way From 'The Office' Duo, Jon Favreau and More

by Nick Romano September 7, 2012 @ 4:31 PM
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With '30 Rock' and 'The Office' both coming to a close, and 'Saving Hope' getting the boot after just one season, NBC has already been churning out a buttload of new shows. Aside from the recent premieres of 'The New Normal' and 'Revolution,' filming has already begun on 'Hannibal' and 'The Office' spin-off 'The Farm' is getting more star power by the minute.
If that weren't enough, we've got new shows popping up from Jimmy Fallon and Cee Lo Green, but those were just the tip of the iceberg. NBC even more recently bought a couple comedy shows from 'The Office' producers, Jon Favreau and a 'How I Met Your Mother' writer, on top of a new TV adaption coming from the guys behind 'Homeland.' We know it's a lot, so let's break it down.