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'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.

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

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 30, 2013 @ 7:15 PM
Jason Merritt, Getty Images / Universal
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!