Jon Favreau

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15 Jul, 2014

Mowgli cast

Casting

Favreau announces that he has cast ten-year-old Neel Sethi for the role of Mowgli in The Jungle Book. Sethi will play the young Indian boy that is found in a jungle and taken in to be raised by a pack of wolves. Favreau:

Casting is the most important element of any film and finding the right kid to play Mowgli was imperative. Neel has tremendous talent and charisma. There is a lot riding on his little shoulders and I’m confident he can handle it.

11 Jun, 2014

Jon Favreau interview

Interview

Seacrest interviews Favreau during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions him about how he prepared for his role in the film Chef. 

He [Roy Choi] was my consultant and the person who trained me for the film and went through the script and introduced me to all the chefs. I actually worked in his kitchens as a part of his kitchen staff for a few months.

22 May, 2014

Tavis Smiley interview

Interview

Favreau discusses moving back and forth between blockbuster movies such as Iron Man and indies such as Chef in this interview for PBS.

But the big ones are about escape and the big ones are about spectacle, and the big ones have to travel around the world and be a ride. To make a movie specific about our culture and about real life and real life problems and real life humor based on our culture, that’s not something the studios are greenlighting anymore. So I had to pull back to my independent roots and do something with limited resources. But what it is is it’s a throwback to my independent comedies, where it could be about – Swingers is about dating, it’s about Hollywood.

9 May, 2014

Chef

Directs

Favreau plays Casper in this drama which he also directs. Casper quits his job at a restaurant with belief that he can do better. He joins his ex-wife and son to start up a food truck. Co-stars include Robert Downey Jr., Oliver Platt, Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, Bobby Cannavale, John Leguizamo and Emjay Anthony.

But on this movie, I really wanted to do something where I didn’t have to check what color the hat should be or what city has the biggest rebate or what actors test the highest.

Chef Official Trailer #1 (2014) HD

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