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Idris Elba Drunkenly Asked Ben Affleck For Directing Advice

Reports emerged on Wednesday (06Jul16) that the 43-year-old is set to direct a feature film based on Victor Headley's novel Yardie, about a drug mule who goes on the run. Idris...

Idris Elba Fears Burning Out

Idris Elba is worried about burning out.The 43-year-old actor is also a successful DJ and recently signed up to direct his first feature film but Idris worries that the general public will soon get sick...

'The Jungle Book' Stays On Top Of Us Box Office For Third Week

The Jungle Book is still on top of the US box office chart this week, taking an estimated $42.4 million over the weekend. It marks the third week Jon Favreau’s remake has spent on top...

The Jungle Book Tops The North American Box Office For The Third Week In A Row

Jon Favreau's retelling of Rudyard Kipling's 1894 story has hauled in $42.4 million (£29 million) in its third weekend (30Apr-01May16). The live action movie has now earned $684.8 million ($468.7 million) globally....

Disney Confirms 'Jungle Book' And 'Maleficent' Sequels Plus 'Cruella' Movie Starring Emma Stone

Disney has confirmed a slew of exciting upcoming films, including sequels for The Jungle Book and Maleficent, as well as stand-alone movies based on Cruella de Vil and Tinkerbell. The announcement comes as Jon Favreau's...

The Jungle Book Still King Of The Swingers At U.k. Box Office

Jon Favreau's retelling of Rudyard Kipling's 1894 story made $11.84 million (£8.1 million) in its second weekend (23-24Apr16) in British cinemas. The figures mark an extremely impressive second weekend in theatres for...

The Jungle Book Chills Out The Huntsman: Winter's War In U.s. Box Office Fight

Jon Favreau's ambitious retelling of Rudyard Kipling's classic story landed an impressive second weekend take of $60.8 million (£42.2 million) to keep the Snow White & the Huntsman prequel from debuting at number...

Jungle Book Swamps Rivals At U.k. Box Office

Director Jon Favreau's movie, which draws from the original Rudyard Kipling story as well as the iconic 1967 cartoon version, made $14.24 million (£9.9 million) in its first weekend in British cinemas (16-17Apr16)....

'The Jungle Book' Takes A Massive $103 Million At Us Box Office

The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau has roared to the top of the US box office this weekend, taking a massive $103m. The film managed one of the biggest ever April debuts in US...

Jon Favreau Enjoyed Creating A New-look Jungle Book

Indeed, the film was originally released on his first birthday. And now he has remade it using state-of-the-art photorealistic animation so detailed that it's as if he travelled to India to shoot it. Actually, the...

Jon Favreau: 'Harrison Ford's Flying Skills Saved His Life'

The filmmaker is close to the 73-year-old Star Wars actor, and was a regular passenger on his helicopter when they were making 2011 movie Cowboys & Aliens together. Harrison's love of flying...

Christopher Walken Amazed By Cgi In The Jungle Book

The veteran actor voices ape leader King Louie in director Jon Favreau's new take on Rudyard Kipling's classic story, and on Sunday (10Apr16), he treated a group of neighbourhood kids to an advance...

Jon Favreau Pestered Bill Murray For Jungle Book Role

Jon was convinced the Ghostbusters star was the perfect choice to voice Baloo the bear in his new adaptation of the classic Rudyard Kipling story, so the director did everything he could to...

Jon Favreau Lands Compassion Prize For Cgi Jungle Book Animals

The Iron Man director digitally created literary characters like Baloo the bear and Shere Khan the tiger, rather than employ real animals, and he has been rewarded with an Innovation in Film Award...

Garry Shandling Perfected Final Jungle Book Role Before Death

The American funnyman, who died from a heart attack last month (Mar16), had taken few film roles in recent years, with his most prominent part corrupt politician Senator Stern in his friend Jon...

'The Jungle Book' Has Set The Bar For Cinematic Beauty This Year

'The Jungle Book' has returned in one of the most visually stunning epics of the year. Directed by Jon Favreau, this new re-make of the Rudyard Kipling tale and its 60s Disney take-off follows the...

New Jungle Book 'Looks Different From Anything Else'

Based on Rudyard Kipling's collective works and the Walt Disney 1967 animated film, the updated fantasy adventure film tells the tale of a boy raised by wolves and other jungle animals.A-list actors, including Scarlett Johansson,...

Jon Favreau Impressed By Pal Elon Musk's New Tesla 'Mini-van'

Favreau became friends with Musk after his Iron Man star Robert Downey, Jr. suggested the engineer and inventor was the closest thing to his surperhero alter-ego, Tony Stark, and invited him to the...

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...

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