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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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    SXSW 2014 to Premiere Jon Favreau's 'Chef' as Fest Opener, Kickstarted 'Veronica Mars' Feature and More

    South by Southwest has unveiled its 2014 opening night film: Jon Favreau’s “Chef,” set to kick off the fest on March 7, 2014.

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    Ridley Scott Goes Young Adult With 'Fae' & Jon Favreau To Direct Pilot For Fantasy Series 'Shannara'

    Young people have disposable incomes. Lots of it. So is it any wonder that Hollywood is eager to keep the YA adaptation train rolling? Even though for every "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games" smash hit there have been roughly two or three more big misses, it seems the dice will keep being played and ...

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    Jon Favreau Swings To 'The Jungle Book' For Disney

    Right now, Jon Favreau is currently shooting "Chef," a star-studded—it features Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale and Dustin Hoffman—return to the sort of smaller, character movies he made at the beginning of his career. But the filmmaker still lik...

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    Interview: 'A Single Shot' Star Sam Rockwell Talks His Favorite Genre Films, Marvel Movies, Duncan Jones' 'Mute' & More

    Sam Rockwell is one of those actors whose mere presence in a movie can elicit excitement for a project that could have otherwise easily been written off. No matter what he's in – if it's big budget nonsense like "Charlie's Angels" or something like Duncan Jones' moody, micro-budget "Moon" – Rockwell...

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    Back to 'Swingers': Favreau's Indie Pic 'Chef' Goes to Open Road

    Jon Favreau has swung from hefty to skinny and back again, from indie to studio, original to sequel. Now yet another Marvel director is taking a studio vacation via indie production. The "Iron Man" director has returned to his "Swinger" roots, Joss Whedon-style, with "Chef," which he wrote, directed...

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    Watch: Jon Favreau Directed Ad For Videogame ‘Destiny’

    The two sides of Jon Favreau can't be better exemplified than by two recent projects. The writer/director/producer/actor is currently gearing up his little "indie" flick "Chef" (starring A-list types Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara and more) but has found some space between "Iro...

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    Scarlett Johansson Joins Jon Favreau's 'Chef' As Michelle Williams & Marion Cotillard Circle Rival Bradley Cooper Pic

    The culinary arts and filmmaking don't seem to go together that often. You get the occasional great picture set in the restaurant world -- "Big Night" and "Ratatouille" spring to mind -- but more often than not, you end up with films more like "No Reservations" when you try to put cooks on screen. B...

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    Robert Downey Jr. Cooking Up Indie 'Chef' With Jon Favreau

    So, when is a little indie project not really a little indie project? When it features mega-star Robert Downey Jr. And while it might not boast explosions or CGI, Jon Favreau's next film just got a high wattage actor on board.

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    Jon Favreau Cooks Up Indie Project 'Chef'

    Who would've thought the earnest, awkward young man who self-destructed while leaving a phone message for a girl in "Swingers" would eventually become one of the key players in the "Iron Man" franchise, create a contemporary Christmas classic with "Elf," and helm blockbuster stuff like "Zathura" and...

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