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James Gunn Loves Ant-man

'Ant-Man' is James Gunn's favourite Marvel film since 2008's 'Iron Man'.The 44-year-old director - who helmed the 2014 movie 'Guardians of the Galaxy' - has given his verdict on the latest Marvel release, saying it's...

Vince Vaughn Got 'Sucked Into' Rom-coms

Vince Vaughn wanted to ''kill off'' his romantic comedy persona.The 45-year-old actor enjoyed working on ''smart and cool'' comedies, but admits as his career progressed, he got ''sucked into'' more mainstream movies.He said: ''I wanted...

Gwyneth Paltrow Celebrates End Of Food Stamp Challenge At Beckhams' Bbq Bash

The Oscar winner took a recent charity challenge and survived on a meagre $29 (GBP19) for a week, and then returned to the high life by taking her place at an $85 (GBP57)-per-person...

Vince Vaughn Honoured At Handprint Ceremony

Vince Vaughn was joined by his wife and kids, as well as friends Jon Favreau and James Marsden, at his handprint ceremony in Los Angeles on Wednesday (04Mar15).The Wedding Crashers star left his mark outside...

Jon Favreau Invests In Fast Food Start-up

Moviemaker/actor Jon Favreau has thrown his support behind his chef pals Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson's new fast food initiative by pledging $7,500 (£4,700) to the project.The cooking duo is using crowdfunding site Indiegogo.com to...

Stars Pay Tribute To Journalist David Carr

Stars including Ben Stiller, Jon Favreau and Darren Aronofsky have paid tribute to newspaper columnist David Carr following his death on Thursday (12Feb15).Carr, 58, collapsed while working in the New York Times office and was...

Jon Favreau Makes No Money From Elf

Jon Favreau still hasn't made any money from 'Elf'.The 48-year-old actor-and-director made the festive comedy - which stars Will Ferrell - in 2003 and despite the fact it is regularly repeated on TV around the...

Jon Favreau Wants To 'Blow People's Minds' With His Films

Jon Favreau wants to ''blow people's minds'' with his films.The 'Iron Man' director hopes his movies ''reward'' the audiences who are constantly seeking new technology.Speaking on a short film created for the latest instalment of...

Jon Favreau Loved Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer Reaction

Jon Favreau loved the reaction to the 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' trailer.The first look at the upcoming sequel was leaked last month and the 'Iron Man' director claims that while it would be a shame...

Jon Favreau Keen To Open Restaurant Inspired By Chef Movie

Filmmaker/actor Jon Favreau is keen to open a restaurant inspired by his hit 2014 film Chef.The Iron Man filmmaker wrote, directed and starred in the film about a chef who opens a Cuban food truck...

Bill Murray Joins Jungle Book

Bill Murray will voice Baloo the bear in 'The Jungle Book'.The 'Groundhog Day' actor has joined the cast of Jon Favreau's forthcoming live-action/CGI blend of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale alongside a star-studded voice cast which...

Bill Murray Joins Jungle Book Cast

Jon Favreau's all-star Jungle Book cast keeps growing - Bill Murray has signed on to give Baloo the bear a voice.He joins Christopher Walken, Sir Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson, and Idris Elba in...

Bill Murray Signs On To Voice Baloo In Jon Favreau’S Star Studded ‘Jungle Book’ Remake

Bill Murray has become the latest addition to the already star studded voice cast of Disney's upcoming Jungle Book remake. Murray will reportedly be lending his voice to Baloo, the fun loving bear who befriends...

Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’O And Now Christopher Walken: Meet The Epic 'Jungle Book' Cast

Jon Favreau’s live action remake of Disney’s The Jungle Book might just have one of the most impressive cast lists we’ve ever seen! Filled with award winning talent such as diverse as veteran, Christopher Walken...

Christopher Walken To Play King Louie In Jungle Book Remake

Christopher Walken has joined the cast of Jon Favreau's star-studded The Jungle Book remake - as ape leader King Louie.He joins Sir Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong'o, Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson among the stars who...

Jon Favreau Finds Mowgli For Jungle Book

Jon Favreau's 'Jungle Book' has found its Mowgli.The 47-year-old actor-director has chosen 10-year-old Neel Sethi to take on the role of Mowgli in his upcoming live-action and animation reboot of the Disney classic. In a...

Jon Favreau Casts Acting Newcomer As The Jungle Book's Mowgli

Director Jon Favreau has cast acting newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli in his upcoming Disney live-action/animated adaptation of The Jungle Book.The filmmaker announced the addition of Sethi on Tuesday (15Jul14) after completing a worldwide search...

Chef Is The Summer's First Sleeper Hit

Every summer has its sleepers. Last year the surprise box office hits included the heist thriller Now You See Me, the comedy We're the Millers and Woody Allen's drama Blue Jasmine. In 2012 the unexpected...

Ben Kingsley Is The Wise And Caring Bagheera In Jon Favreau's 'Jungle Book'

Ben Kingsley has joined the cast of Jon Favreau’s live-action adaptation of the classic Rudyard Kipling novel, The Jungle Book, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.Ben Kingsley at The Prince's Trust & Samsung Celebrate Success AwardsKingsley...

Ben Kingsley To Voice The Jungle Book's Bagheera

Sir Ben Kingsley will voice Bagheera in 'The Jungle Book'.The actor is set to join the cast of Disney's new live-action version of their classic 1967 animation, playing the wise black panther who watches over...

Jon Favreau: Films Were 'Escapism' As A Kid

Jon Favreau says films were a form of ''escapism'' for him growing up.The director-and-actor used to immerse himself in Hollywood movies as a child when his family life was crumbling around him, but his passion...

Jon Favreau Thrilled To Cast 'Established Actors' In Chef

Jon Favreau was thrilled to have ''established actors'' like Robert Downey Jr. on-board his new film 'Chef'. The 47-year-old star worked alongside an A-List cast which included 'Modern Family' actress Sofia Vergara, 'Captain America: The...

Jon Favreau Finds Food Hypnotic

Jon Favreau finds food hypnotic.The 47-year-old actor, who stars in 'Chef' as Carl Casper, a Los Angeles chef who quits his job in a top restaurant owned by Riva (Dustin Hoffman) as he searches for...

'Chef' And Our Five Other Favorite Films About Food

Jon Favreau’s new film Chef was released last weekend to nearly unanimously positive reviews. Gary Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times raved, “Favreau is flat-out terrific. Warm, dimensional and intuitive, his Carl proves an ideal...

Favreu's 'Chef' Is A Friday Feast For N.y, L.a Residents

On a quiet Friday night (May 9) ‘Chef’ is the main course as it hits cinemas in New York and L.A. John Favreu’s passion project sees him play a disgruntled chef that branches out from...

Jon Favreau Tackles Food Bloggers In Hipsterish 'Chef'

Jon Favreau's latest movie Chef is very...now. It follows the story of a fine-dining chef in Los Angeles who gets tired of the shackles imposed on him by a money-mad restaurateur and so decides to...

Jon Favreau Donates Tribeca Film Festival Prize Money To Food Rescue Charity

Jon Favreau is planning to donate his $26,000 cash prize from the Tribeca Film Festival to a New York City food rescue charity. The actor-director won the Heineken Audience Award for Best Narrative Film on...

Jon Favreau Donating Tribeca Film Festival Cash Prize To Hunger Charity

Actor/director Jon Favreau is planning to donate a $25,000 (£15,625) cash prize he won for his new movie Chef to a New York City food rescue charity.The filmmaker premiered the movie, in which he stars...

Life Lessons From The Kitchen Or How Many Potatoes Jon Favreau Had To Peel Before Making "Chef"

While The Amazing Spider-Man 2 seems to have the blockbuster shtick covered this weekend, Jon Favreau’s Chef seems to be gaining some buzz in the “well-loved indie” category. Chef will be out in theaters...

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