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Disney and Jon Favreau‘s upcoming take on “The Jungle Book” is looking for its leading boy. has been set up to take submissions with an approaching deadline of May 30th. The actor chosen for the role will be joining Idris Elba (“Pacific Rim”) who is set to voice Shere Khan, with Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) and Scarlett Johansson (“Her”) in talks for Rakcha and Kaa respectively. The film is to utilize a combination of live action and CGI to tell Rudyard Kipling‘s story. The casting site givesRead More
Disney’s upcoming live action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” may just have the most gorgeous cast we’ll never get to see on screen. Idris Elba is already on board to voice the Shere Khan the tiger, and now THR reports Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o are negotiating to join the cast as well, also lining up animal characters to voice. Jon Favreau is directing the CGI/live action flick about the young boy Mowgli, who is raised by wolves and interacts with all the animals in the jungle. TheRead More
Jon Favreau returns to his indie roots with “Chef,” his first small film since hitting the big time with the launch of “Iron Man” and the Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2008. Favreau also stars in the comedy which opened this year’s SXSW Festival, as a renowned chef at a fancy restaurant who becomes frustrated when he’s forced to compromise his creativity. So he quits and opens up a food truck instead. That is the hip thing to do these days. This looks funny and heartfelt, but I wouldn’t recommendRead More
The Broadway and West End smash musical “Jersey Boys” is a favorite of mine so I was pleased last November when we first got word of a big screen adaptation. Jon Favreau was set to direct the film, scripted by John Logan, which would follow the ups and downs of real life rock stars Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. After Warner Bros put the film into turnaround due to budget concerns, Favreau and Graham King had to shop the project around to other studios … and it looks likeRead More
Too many cooks in the kitchen? Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. There are currently two films heading into production called “Chef” and it’s become a bit of a problem and lawyers are getting involved but while that’s happening, casting is underway on both. The first one we heard about was written by Steve Knight and will be directed by John Wells and stars Bradley Cooper as a disgraced Parisian chef who sobers up and returns to the scene to try to redeem his reputation with a newRead More
Good news and bad news for fans of smash hit Broadway musical “Jersey Boys.” The bad news is that Warner Bros has put the big screen adaptation, which has Jon Favreau attached to direct, into turnaround, according to Variety. This means Favreau and Co. now have to shop the project around to other studios and hope that someone likes it enough to pick it up. But meetings are already taking place, with Paramount talking to the filmmakers tomorrow and Twentieth Century Fox also in play. Warner Bros had it fast-trackedRead More
Hot off the success of “The Hunger Games, Effie herself Elizabeth Banks introduces the first trailer for her next movie, “People Like Us”, which is surely hoping for a bit of an awareness bump thanks to its suddenly way more famous star. Formerly titled “Welcome to People”, Chris Pine stars in the family drama as a man who is reunited with a sister and nephew he never knew he had after the death of his alcoholic father. His father left him a large inheritance, along with instructions to give someRead More
Alex Kurtzman’s directorial debut “Welcome to People” is racking up an impressive cast, with Olivia Wilde the most recent addition to the cast, joining Elizabeth Banks and Chris Pine in the drama about a man who is reunited with a sister and nephew he never knew he had after the death of his alcoholic father. Banks and Pine play the brother-sister duo, with Wilde on board as Hannah, Pine’s character’s girlfriend. Michelle Pfeiffer is also on board to play Pine’s mother. Recently, B-list actor and A-list director Jon Favreau –Read More

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Watch: First Trailer for “Cowboys and Aliens”

It’s here!! Daniel Craig’s Jake Lonergan is a stranger who shows up and leads the town of Absolution in defense against an alien invasion and other mysteries in Jon Favreau’s highly anticipated genre-crossing actioner “Cowboys and Aliens”, out next July, and today we finally have a look at the fast-rising Olivia Wilde in her role as Ella, someone who may know a little something about Jake’s mysterious past. See some stills of Wilde in character below.Read More
The teaser poster for Jon Favreau’s highly anticipated genre-bender “Cowboys and Aliens” was released today via Yahoo! Movies, with a promise of the teaser trailer to be released online on Wednesday and attached to prints of “Harry Potter” starting Friday. Based on the graphic novel from Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, Daniel Craig stars as a stranger with no no memory who stumbles upon the town of Absolution, the only clue hinting at his identity a mysterious shackle on his wrist. Co-starring the fast-rising Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford and Sam Rockwell, theRead More