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    WATCH: Martin Scorsese Talks Hitchcock, 'Taxi Driver' and Story vs. Plot with Jon Favreau

    Check out this vintage clip from Jon Favreau's IFC talk show "Dinner for Five" where guest Martin Scorsese talks about approaching story and character, his favorite Hitchcock films and more.

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    Watch: Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Half of Hollywood Star in 'Chef' Trailer

    Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson and John Leguizamo star in this spicy new comedy about food, family and love.

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    'Chef' First Look: Favreau's Indie Road Movie is Food Porn (NEW POSTER, TRAILER)

    Writer-director Jon Favreau took his scruffy indie crowdpleaser to SXSW and now the family movie about food is heading for theaters. Open Road will open the film starring Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey, Jr. on May 9. "I shoot food like Mi...

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    Watch: Jon Favreau Gets Cooking In First Trailer For 'Chef'

    Lately, Jon Favreau has been known for his big screen spectacles, but for his latest "Chef"—a return to his more indie-oriented roots of "Swingers"—the only special effect may be what's inside the secret sauce. Yep, Favreau is diving into the world of food trucks and the first trailer for his film i...

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    Jason Sudeikis To Lead 'Fletch' Reboot, Ed Helms Has An 'Epic Fail' & More

    It’s been a long time coming -- this latest attempt began in 2011 -- but the “Fletch” remake is finally coming down the pipeline. THR is reporting that fellow “SNL” alum Jason Sudeikis is in talks to fill Chevy Chase’s shoes as the titular character in “Fletch Won.”

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    SXSW Review: Is Jon Favreau's 'Chef' a Return to Indie Form? Only In the Context of His Own Career

    What's more important -- a vanity project from a Hollywood director or a hilarious teen sex comedy from a newcomer?

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    SXSW Review: Jon Favreau's 'Chef' Starring Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo & More

    Ahead of the inaugural screening of Jon Favreau's latest film "Chef,” the movie is being heralded as a glorious return to the filmmaker's independent roots. Favreau, after all, wrote "Swingers," one of the more influential indies of the nineties, and reteamed with his "Swingers" co-star Vince Vaughn...

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    Watch: First Clip From Jon Favreau's 'Chef' Premiering At SXSW Plus New Pics

    In the next film from Jon Favreau, you won't see any Marvel superheroes, cowboys, aliens or elves from the North Pole lost in New York City. Instead, just a man with the modest ambition of trying to get a food truck off the ground.

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    SXSW First Look: Triple Threat Jon Favreau's 'Chef,' Starring Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson & Robert Downey Jr.

    Check out the first clip from SXSW-bound comedy "Chef," written and directed by, and starring, Jon Favreau, who plays a seasoned chef who quits his LA job and must pick up the pieces.

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    Jon Favreau's Latest to Open SXSW; 'Veronica Mars' Movie Set to World Premiere

    The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has announced Jon Favreau's "Chef" as its opening night film. The comedy -- starring Favreau, Sofia Vergara, Scarlet Johansson, John Leguizamo and Dustin Hoffman -- will world premiere Friday, March 7. "Chef" marks Favreau's return to indie ...

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