Director and producer Jon Favreau joined the Film Society to discuss his new film 'The Jungle Book.' Film Society Free Talks are sponsored by HBO.
Jon Favreau will join us to discuss his new film, The Jungle Book, which he produced and directed. Based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, this live-action epic adventure centers on Mowgli, a young man raised by a family of wolves. Favreau began his career in the industry as an actor in the inspiring sports film Rudy. He went on to establish himself as a writer with the acclaimed comedy Swingers. Since then, he has continued to challenge himself with a variety of eclectic projects. An integral part of the formation and expansion of the Marvel Universe, Favreau directed the blockbuster hits Iron Man and Iron Man 2 and produced The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Most recently, Favreau wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the indie hit, Chef, alongside Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, and Robert Downey Jr. Favreau will share clips from The Jungle Book ahead of its 3D theatrical release on April 15. He will talk about adapting the classic tale as well as his wide-ranging career both in front of and behind the camera with Nicolas Rapold of Film Comment magazine.
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