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

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Getty Images, 20th Century Fox

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.

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

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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!

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‘Jersey Boys’ Movie Stuck in Turnaround, Might Not Happen

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

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.

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

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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.

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Think You Have What It Takes To Sing In The ‘Jersey Boys’ Movie?

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JerseyBoysBroadway.com

Have your friends and family members ever told you that you can sing like Frankie Valli? Do you think you’ve got what it takes to hold down one of the leading roles in Jon Favreau’s planned silver-screen adaptation of the hit musical ‘Jersey Boys?’ Then this might be your lucky day.

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Jon Favreau Lands Role in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

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While we won't see a new movie from Jon Favreau the director for a while yet, Jon Favreau the actor seems busier than ever.

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Jon Favreau to Direct Adaptation of Broadway Hit ‘Jersey Boys’

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Actor, writer and director Jon Favreau has found his next directorial project: 'Jersey Boys.' Don't worry, it's not about those Jersey boys -- the ones that hang out at a particular Shore. This one is based on the Broadway smash 'Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.'

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‘Iron Man 3′ Now Filled With Happy and Firepower

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We're used to seeing the last minute additions of actors join the cast for random superhero movies, but the character that's being cast for 'Iron Man 3' has some fans scratching their heads. It's not that they don't want to see the character on the big screen, but how will he fit in the grand scheme of the story?

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Jon Favreau Returns to Acting in ‘Identity Thief’

Jon Favreau
Paramount Pictures

The last time we saw Jon Favreau in the front of the camera was 'Iron Man 2,' a film he also directed. Favreau is returning to acting for someone besides himself for the upcoming Jason Bateman/Melissa McCarthy comedy 'Identity Thief.'

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