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This project is not to be confused with The Weinstein Company's Chef, which has Bradley Cooper and Omar Sy attached to star and Derek Cianfrance (The Place Beyond the Pines) set to direct. The multi-hyphenate will play an emotional chef who runs a Los Angeles restaurant in this indie comedy, if his deal is finalized. The filmmaker is currently in talks with financiers and other actors to join the project.
Jon Favreau's last directorial effort was 2011's Cowboys & Aliens. He has long been attached to Disney's Magic Kingdom, although that project is still in development. The actor-filmmaker made his directorial debut in 2001 with Made, moving on to direct Elf and Zathura before stepping into the Marvel universe with 2008's Iron Man.
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The last little indie film that Jon Favreau directed was 2001s Made, which I thought was fantastic. After that, he went on to direct bigger budget films such as Zathura, Iron Man, and Cowboys and Aliens, which was the last movie he directed. Since then, he was attached to develop Disney's Magic Kingdom, and an adaptation of the musical Jersey Boys. Not sure what's really going on with those movies right now, but Variety is reporting that Favreau is going back to his indie roots and is looking to write, direct and star in a new indie comedy called Chef.
Details on the film's plot are slim, but according to the report the story will be set in a Los Angeles-based restaurant run by an emotional chef who will be played by Favreau. As a fan of Favreau's work, I'm looking forward to seeing what he has planned for this new indie film, »
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Even though Snow White and the Huntsman wasn't all everyone hoped it would be, it did bring in a lot of moviegoers, which means a lot of tickets purchased, which means a lot of money. Therefore, Universal is going forward with their plans for a sequel for release in 2015. It's believed the sequel will be more about Chris Hemsworth's Huntsman character, about whom we didn't learn much in the first film. David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Zathura) is writing the script. Universal always planned for Snow White and the Huntsman to be a trilogy, therefore, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth should already be contracted for three films. Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, the old married guy who had an affair with Stewart, will Not be coming back. »
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This Red Dawn actor is looking dapper in just-released promotion pics released for the much anticipated next Hunger Games installment Catching Fire, to be released this fall. Here are five things you probably don't know about Josh Hutcherson.
1. Born October 12, 1992 in Union, Kentucky, his mother is a former airline employee and his father works as an analyst for the federal government. His 15-year-old brother Connor is also an aspiring actor.
Pics: New Catching Fire Portraits Revealed!
2. Broke his elbow at age six while playing on the monkey bars and then learned to swim that summer with a cast on.
3. Has said Jake Gyllenhaal is one of his acting inspirations.
5. Has two dogs, named Diesel and Nixon, and two cats, Jell-o and Paws »
For $50, you can own the editing program that Jon Favreau and Dan Lebental will use to edit their next film. Lebental (who edited Iron Man and Zathura among others) has designed a new iPad app called TouchEdit that will grant access to pros and enthusiasts to 90% of the tools that Lebental would use to edit a studio-funded feature film (and he’s promised to use it on his next project with Favreau). It’s available on iTunes, but if it’s the future, it’s been inspired by the past. “It was such a badge of honor to touch film,” Lebental told The Hollywood Reporter. “I realized that is one of the things we lost. I miss interacting directly with the media.” Now, the touch screen facilitates that for him. The app even includes a tool called a Grease Pencil that allows editors to “physically” mark in and out points directly on the digital frames. Isn »
- Scott Beggs
5 items from 2013
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