Jon Favreau News

Bill Murray to Lend Voice to 'Baloo' in Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK
by Movies News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Veteran actor Bill Murray has joined the cast of Disney's The Jungle Book as the voice of Baloo. (more...)

Warner Bros Sets THE JUNGLE BOOK: ORIGINS Release for 2016; Andy Serkis to Direct
by Movies News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Warner Bros. announced today that their upcoming adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's THE JUNGLE BOOK will hit the big screen on October 21, 2016, helmed by Andy Serkis. It's titled THE JUNGLE BOOK: ORIGINS. (more...)

Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito Join Cast of Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Two more actors are on board as the voice cast for Disney's The Jungle Book takes shape. Academy Award winner Christopher Walken will take on the role of King Louie, the ruler of a troop of monkeys and apes (more...)

Actors' Gang to Return to LA with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM; Tim Robbins to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

For a month this summer, The Actors' Gang, the renowned Los Angeles based ensemble theatre company, will perform A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Actors' Gang Theater in Culver City. Tickets for performances can be purchased anytime at www.theactorsgang.com, by calling the box office: (310) 838-4264 or by visiting The Actors' Gang theatre in Culver City (9070 Venice Boulevard). The box office is open Thursdays through Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (more...)

Newcomer Neel Sethi Cast as 'Mowgli' in Jon Favreau's Live-Action JUNGLE BOOK
by Movies News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Disney announced today that after a slew of auditions, newcomer Neel Sethi has landed the lead role of 'Mowgli' in the director's upcoming live-action adaptation The Jungle Book, according to Deadline. Directed by Favreau from a script by Justin Marks, The Jungle Book combines live action and animated filmmaking. (more...)

Tim Robbins-Helmed A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Kick Off OZ's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Today OZ, Nashville's first contemporary arts center, announces its 2014-15 season, which runs September 12, 2014 - June 27, 2015. The season is bookended by premieres, beginning with two performances (September 12 & 13) of Tim Robbins' interpretation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, produced and acted by the company he founded and leads, The Actors' Gang, in the production's first U.S. engagement outside of the company's home theater in Los Angeles. OZ's 2014-15 program will conclude with the world premiere (June 18-20) of Memory Rings, the latest multi-media stage production from innovative New York City-based puppetry collective Phantom Limb Company. (more...)

Ben Kingsley Cast as Voice of 'Bagheera' in Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK
by Movies News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Academy Award-winning actor Ben Kingsley has been cast as the voice of Bagheera in Disney's upcoming The Jungle Book. (more...)

VIDEO: 50 Cent Spoofs Disney's MALEFICENT on Jimmy Kimmel
by TV News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

During his appearance on last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, rapper 50 Cent shared his "MaleFiftyCent" trailer, a hilarious spoof on the hit Disney film. Check it out below! (more...)

Bill Condon to Direct Disney's Live-Action Adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST; Project Gets Writer, Producers
by Movies News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

BWW reported back in April that a Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) was the prime candidate to direct Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of their classic tale BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Now, Variety confirms the news and reveals that Evan Spiliotopoulos will pen the script, with Mandeville Films producing. (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Presents JULY 4 WITH BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Get ready to shake, rattle and roll and celebrate “July 4 with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy,” as Pacific Symphony kicks off its Summer Festival 2014, presented by Mercedes-Benz. Traditionally the best-attended concert of the year, the Symphony's annual July 4 extravaganza honors American heroes and includes a moving fireworks finale orchestrated to patriotic classics. At the center of this year's holiday concert are the cool cats of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (BBVD), seven original and two new members of the ensemble that initiated the swing revival of the 1990s with their recreations of Cab Calloway and the Big Band style. The group rocketed to its first phase of stardom when the hits “You Me & the Bottle Make Three (Tonight)” and “Go Daddy-O” were featured in the 1996 film, “Swingers,” starring Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau. Taking the stage with the full symphony orchestra led by Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman, BBVD promises to have the audience swinging in the aisles and grooving to the beats with high-energy songs like “Mr. Pinstripe Suite,” “I Wanna Be Like You” and music from their newest album, “Rattle Them Bones.” (more...)

VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel & Guillermo Take On National School Scrabble Champions
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2014

Every year JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE invites the winners of the National School Scrabble Championship to come to LA and play against the host. (more...)

VIDEO: Vergara, Stone & More Featured in KIMMEL's Celebrities Read Mean Tweet #7
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2014

From time to time, JIMMY KIMMEL gathers those insults and package them together to illustrate the fact that words can hurt. (more...)

WWE Studios and Lionsgate to Repartner on 'Action Six-Pack'
by Movies News Desk - May 22, 2014

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the premier next generation global content leader, and WWE Studios (NYSE: WWE) are extending their longstanding partnership to encompass six new action films (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON on CBS - Week of May 19, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 19, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON, airing on CBS for the week of May 19, 2014! (more...)

VIDEO: Iggy Azalea Performs 'Fancy,' feat. Charli XCX on JIMMY KIMMEL
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2014

Iggy Azalea teamed up with Charli XCX for a performance of the hit single 'Fancy' on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE outdoor stage last night. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Epic Series Finale of NBC's REVOLUTION
by - May 15, 2014

Below, see how Revolution ends in the series finale airing Wednesday, May 21 at 8/7c on NBC! (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON on CBS - Week of May 19, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 12, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON, airing on CBS for the week of May 19, 2014! (more...)

Open Road Films Acquires Rights to Jon Stewart's Directorial Debut ROSEWATER
by Movies News Desk - May 12, 2014

Open Road Films announced today that it has acquired U.S. distribution to Jon Stewart's ROSEWATER (more...)

Scoop: ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE on NBC - Week of May 12, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 12, 2014

Get all the scoop on ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE, airing on NBC for the week of May 12, 2014! (more...)

VIDEO: Jon Favreau Learns to Use Twitter In Exclusive Clip from CHEF
by Movies News Desk - May 10, 2014

In an exclusive clip from the new film CHEF, Jon Favreau learns how to use twitter. Check below to watch the hilarious clip! (more...)

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